Coteaching with 5th-grade Teacher Rochelle Thomson
Workshops for Educators
I conduct workshops on classroom-library collaboration,
coteaching reading comprehension strategies, advocacy for school librarianship, information literacy, technology tools integration, early literacy,
Presentations and Keynote Addresses
I believe in sharing my learning. Whenever possible,
I copresent my work with colleagues and collaborators.
I am a recently retired associate professor from the School of Library and
Information Studies at Texas Woman's University in Denton.
I am a literacies and libraries consultant. In 2003, I earned
a Ph.D. from the Department of Language, Reading and Culture,
University of Arizona; my research focus was media and literacy.
I earned a Master's degree from the School of Information Resources
and Library Science, University of Arizona, in 1992. I have taught graduate students
at the university level since 1995. These are the course topics I have
taught: early literacy, writing, children's and young adult literature,
elementary curriculum, social studies methods, electronic and
information literacy, and storytelling.
As a teacher-librarian, I collaborated for thirteen
years with classroom teachers and students in Tucson-area junior high and high school
and K-5 school libraries -- to integrate literature and information
literacy skills into the curriculum. I have also served as a classroom
teacher, literacy coach, district-level teacher-librarian mentor,
preservice classroom teacher and teacher-librarian educator. Literature
and libraries are my passions.
In my research agenda, I focus on learning more about how school librarians learn to value and practice the instructional partner role in order to make a positive impact on student achievement. In addition, I advocate for educating preservice and inservice classroom teachers, specialists, and principals about the benefits of classroom-library collaboration for instruction. You can access a longitudinal research
study I conducted on preservice and novice classroom teachers' understanding
and practice of classroom-library collaboration. My dissertation
focused on the effectiveness of a week-long technology workshop
to influence university-level educators' teaching practices toward
a student-centered curriculum.
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Updated: 29 October 2016