The Fellowship: The fellowship program creates opportunities for literacy leaders from across the region to collaborate with other leaders, UConn faculty, fellows and guest speakers while engaging with current questions, issues and themes. It also fills the need for specialized learning opportunities for alumni of 102/097 Literacy Specialist programs across the state, and offers an opportunity for other school and district leaders to develop expertise in the area of literacy.
The Fellows: The fellows designation is our way of recognizing and uniting those who have contributed significantly to the professional learning of others and the mission of the Reading/Language Arts Center through research, publications, presentations and teaching. Fellows serve as an outside advisory board to the program, and may facilitate or serve as mentors for working groups and other events. The inaugural class of fellows will be named in 2020, and new fellows will be welcomed every Summer.
The Literacy Fellows podcast, launched in Spring 2020, is created by and for literacy leaders in K-12 schools. Listen in to past episodes, which feature interviews with experts in literacy, and discussions with school leaders, and more. Subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher or Podbean to get all the latest episodes.
- Student-Driven Instruction & Collaboration ForThe Win August 9, 2020This podcast is hosted by UConn Literacy fellow, Jen Barone, and features a conversation with three other fellows who are all contributors to our free online literacy course: Colleen Morello, Michelle Horn and Pamela Khairallah. They discuss their contributions to the course, their most current thinking about planning for 2020 and their insights on teaching […]uconnliteracyfellows
- When the front line is the home front: engaging and supporting parents as partners in learning May 26, 2020An expert on family engagement and (gasp) math teaching talks teaching at home, meeting parents where they are, and the flip side of flipgrid.TranscriptRelated article in Forbes on Parent Engagement by another math teacher from our time together Paul Public Charter School.Royalty Free Music from Bensounduconnliteracyfellows
- Teaching for independence online: writing, reading, parents and the distance toolkit May 4, 2020This conversation with Language Arts Specialist, Colleen Morello covers where we've been, where we're going and what we would and could do differently with distance learning, especially for the youngest (K-2) learners.Transcriptiphone-to-document camera standdocument camera in a boxHusky Sportuconnliteracyfellows
- Doing Assessment Online - a psychologist's answers to test questions April 27, 2020Clinical psychologist Dr. Joshua Acocella-Stollerman discusses his perspective as someone with both deep and broad knowledge of the mechanics and implications of assessments in students lives. Some of what he shares may surprise you, and will surely inspire you. See the links for transcripts and related articles.APA's advice on tele-assessmentTranscriptuconnliteracyfellows
- Privacy, Private Interests and Public Education Online with Steve Staysniak April 22, 2020Steve Staysniak, High School English teacher at Metropolitan Business Academy in New Haven shares what works, is coming next for his high school students along with the questions he has about privacy, private interests and the future of public education online.Click here for a transcript and a related article on screen time from the New York […]uconnliteracyfellows
- Building a literacy community for what comes next with principal Jen DeRagon April 19, 2020Please click here for a transcript of the conversation.uconnliteracyfellows
- What Are You Reading These Days? - Book ideas from our first series guests April 17, 2020Follow this link to a list of titles and authors mentioned in this episode in our GoodReads group.uconnliteracyfellows
- Writing Intervention Online and Across Languages with Elyse Allemang April 7, 2020Join a National Board Certified Teacher of the Deaf as she describes her innovative approach to writing interventions online from Shelby County Kentucky. Strategic & Interactive Writing Instruction (SIWI)FlipgridMeetMystery DougTranscriptZoom now has live captioning! Click here for details.literacyfellows
- The Human Side of Online Teaching with Jeffrey Williams April 7, 2020Jeff Williams talks about continuous learning, change over time, and the practical considerations, questions, solutions and need for courageous vulnerability in this discussion of educators' transitions to teaching and learning from home.TranscriptZappos Box Document Camerahttps://www.loom.com/https://zoom.us/literacyfellows
- Keeping your Vision in Focus Online with Jen Barone April 6, 2020Jen Barone talks about setting and realizing a vision for excellent literacy instruction before and after the transition to online learning.Transcriptliteracyfellows
- Partnering with Families for Successful Online Intervention with Victoria Whaley April 6, 2020With nearly 10 years of experience providing reading intervention and instruction online, Victoria Whalley shares ideas, insights and principles for student success when learning from home. Transcriptliteracyfellows
- Consistency & Connection online with the Dream Team: Halley, Liz & Stephanie April 6, 2020The Coventry Dream Team talks Connection and Consistency for Online Reading Intervention. Transcript"O" Light Exampleliteracyfellows