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College of Education well represented at annual literacy conference

The annual conference of the Literacy Research Association took place in Tampa, Florida, from December 4-7. Several Georgia Southern University College of Education presented papers and projects during the three-day conference centered this year on the theme “Literacy Research: Illuminating the Future.”

Leslie Roberts, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum, Foundations and Reading, presented a session titled, “Using Face-to-Face and Virtual Book Clubs to Facilitate Motivation: A Design-Based Research Study.”

Sally Brown, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Curriculum, Foundations and Reading, presented a session titled, “Emergent Bilinguals as Text Designers: Rendering Meaning Through Signs.”

Amanda Wall, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Middle Grades and Secondary Education, co-presented with colleagues from several different institutions on a project titled, “A Multi-State Examination of Teacher Candidates’ Experiences with and Beliefs about Writing and Writing Instruction.” She also shared research from a collaborative project with COE’s Associate Dean for Administration and Faculty Affairs Tracy Linderholm, Ph.D., counselor education graduate student Whitney Carter, and former Georgia Southern colleague Xiaomei Song. The collaborative project was titled, “Using a Think-Aloud Protocol to Investigate Teacher Candidates’ Writing Processes.”

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