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All About Literacy

All About Literacy

By Dr DVD & Dr EH

In this podcast, Dr. Deb Van Duinen (Hope College) and Dr. Erica Hamilton (Grand Valley State University) explore the topic of adolescent literacy by interviewing a variety of expert literacy educators.
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Disciplinary Literacy in Math with Melanie Dever
Disciplinary Literacy in Math with Melanie Dever
In this episode of All About Literacy, Deb and Erica talk with Melanie Dever, an eighth grade math teacher at Mill Creek Middle School in Dexter Public Schools in Dexter, Michigan about disciplinary literacy and math. You can access a transcript of this episode here. External links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melanie-dever-a7424b4/
20:02
May 16, 2022
Literacy Instruction for Secondary Education Teachers with Dr. Julia Reynolds
Literacy Instruction for Secondary Education Teachers with Dr. Julia Reynolds
In this episode of All About Literacy, Deb and Erica talk with Dr. Julia Reynolds, former assistant superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at Allendale Public Schools and current Librarian/Media Specialists at West Ottawa Public Schools about secondary literacy instruction and support. You can access a transcript of this episode here. External links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julia-reynolds-9a8512a/
23:50
May 16, 2022
Adolescent Literacy with Dr. Mark Conley
Adolescent Literacy with Dr. Mark Conley
In this episode of All About Literacy, Erica and Deb talk with Dr. Mark Conley, retired professor of instruction and curriculum leadership at the University of Memphis to discuss the history of literacy education and learn from his insights on research and teaching. You can access a transcript of this episode here.  External links: https://www.memphis.edu/icl/faculty/conley.php
19:32
May 16, 2022
 Culturally Responsive Literacy Pedagogy with Dr. Rosalyn Shahid
Culturally Responsive Literacy Pedagogy with Dr. Rosalyn Shahid
In this episode of All About Literacy, Deb and Erica talk with Dr. Rosalyn Shahid, literacy consultant for Wayne County Regional Education Service Agency to discuss culturally responsive literacy pedagogy. You can access a transcript of this episode here. https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosalyn-shahid-ph-d-66286737/
21:36
May 16, 2022
Critical Language Awareness with Dr. Kristin VanEyk
Critical Language Awareness with Dr. Kristin VanEyk
In this episode of All About Literacy, Erica and Deb talk with Dr. Kristin VanEyk, assistant professor of English at Hope College about language and literacy and the ways teachers across all the content areas can acknowledge and support their students' language identities. You can access a transcript of the episode here.  External links: https://kristinvaneyk.com/
31:33
May 16, 2022
Adolescent Literacy and Alternative Education with Joy Zomer
Adolescent Literacy and Alternative Education with Joy Zomer
In this episode of All About Literacy, Erica and Deb talk with Joy Zomer, principal and ELA teacher at Pioneer Tech High School, an alternative high school that is part of Hamilton Community Schools. speak with us about adolescent literacy, and supporting students for whom school hasn't been easy. You can access a transcript of this episode here. External links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joy-z-a38641b2/
22:11
May 16, 2022
Season 2 Trailer: All About Literacy
Season 2 Trailer: All About Literacy
Welcome to Season 2 of the All About Literacy podcast! Join literacy professors, Dr. Deb Van Duinen and Dr Erica Hamilton as they talk with literacy experts about the issues and topics surrounding adolescent literacy. Whether you are a preservice teacher, veteran teacher, school administrator, or someone outside education who is interested in adolescent literacy, we’re so glad you’re here to learn with us all about literacy!
01:54
May 14, 2022
Project Based Learning with Jason Pasatta
Project Based Learning with Jason Pasatta
In this episode of All About Literacy, Erica and Deb talk with Jason Pasatta, who has often been called a “Willy Wonka of Education”. Jason shares his passion for aligning students’ passions and interests with 21st Century learning outcomes, doing so through project based learning. The transcript of this podcast episode can be accessed here. https://www.changemakers.com/play2learn/entries/oaisd-futureprep https://www.wmpblnetwork.org/ www.pblworks.com
25:47
May 14, 2022
English Learners with Dr Pam Schwallier
English Learners with Dr Pam Schwallier
In this episode of All About Literacy, Deb and Erica talk with Dr. Pam Schwallier, Director of English Language and Bilingual programs at West Ottawa Public Schools, to talk about the ways in which teachers can better meet the needs of their English Learners. The transcript of this podcast episode can be accessed here. External links: Dr Pam Schwallier on Twitter
31:24
October 27, 2021
Literacy Assessments with Dr Brandi-Lyn Mendham
Literacy Assessments with Dr Brandi-Lyn Mendham
In this episode of All About Literacy, Erica and Deb talk with Dr. Brandi-Lyn Mendham, currently the superintendent for Zeeland Public Schools. A former literacy coach and curriculum director, Dr. Menddham shares her experiences with adolescent literacy assessment and the need for long-term, systemic change when it comes to meeting the needs of all learners. The transcript of this episode can be accessed here. External Links: Dr. Mendham on Twitter
24:56
October 15, 2021
Texts and Text Complexity with Dr Douglas Fisher and Dr Nancy Frey
Texts and Text Complexity with Dr Douglas Fisher and Dr Nancy Frey
In this episode of All About Literacy, Deb and Erica dialogue with internationally known literacy experts, Dr. Doug Fisher and Dr. Nancy Frey. In this conversation, they talk about the connections between text selection, text complexity, disciplinary literacy, and adolescent learning. A transcript of this podcast episode can be accessed here. External links: https://www.fisherandfrey.com/
25:59
October 15, 2021
Disciplinary Literacy with Jenelle Williams
Disciplinary Literacy with Jenelle Williams
In this episode of All About Literacy, Erica and Deb connect with literacy consultant Jenelle Williams. A former classroom teacher, Middle Years Programme Coordinator, Teacher Leader, and educational technology coach, Jenelle shares the importance of disciplinary literacy and how this approach supports adolescents’ literacy development. A transcript of this podcast episode can be accessed here. External links: https://www.oaklandschoolsliteracy.org/about-us/meet-team/jenelle-williams/
27:27
September 27, 2021
Sociocultural Theories of Literacy with Dr Raven Jones Stanbrough and Dr Theda Gibbs Grey
Sociocultural Theories of Literacy with Dr Raven Jones Stanbrough and Dr Theda Gibbs Grey
In this episode of All About Literacy, Deb and Erica engage with literacy advocates and professors, Dr. Raven Jones Stanbrough and Dr. Theda Gibbs Grey about adolescent literacy and how using a sociocultural approach to teaching and learning supports adolescents’ in and out of school literacy practices. A transcript of this podcast episode can be accessed here. External Links: https://education.msu.edu/people/jones-stanbrough-raven/ https://www.ohio.edu/education/gibbst1 https://www.zurireads.com/
41:44
September 10, 2021
Digital Literacies with Dr Troy Hicks
Digital Literacies with Dr Troy Hicks
In this episode of All About Literacy, Erica and Deb talk with Dr. Troy Hicks, professor of English and Education, former middle school language arts teacher, and Director of the Chippewa River Writing Project to discuss the development of new literacies. Enjoy a fun filled enlightening conversation with a digital writing and teaching expert. A transcript of this podcast episode can be accessed here. External Links: https://hickstro.org/ https://chippewariverwp.org/
37:33
September 02, 2021
Season 1 Trailer: All About Literacy
Season 1 Trailer: All About Literacy
Welcome to the All About Literacy podcast! Join literacy professors, Dr. Deb Van Duinen and Dr Erica Hamilton as they talk with literacy experts about the issues and topics surrounding adolescent literacy. Whether you are a preservice teacher, veteran teacher, school administrator, or someone outside education who is interested in adolescent literacy, we’re so glad you’re here to learn with us all about literacy! 
02:29
August 25, 2021