This Week’s Events: Practicum Panel, Dr. Steve Graham, & ReCESS Kickoff!

This week brings us a round of events that invite us to discuss the role of practicums and school placement in teacher education, consider the impacts of reading instruction on students’ writing development, and begin to build a community support for educational research  projects in development by own community!


Practicums and School Placement: A Panel Discussion with Dr. Nancy Perry and Debbie Robinson

Do novice teachers learn best through observation, by practicing individually or in teams, by practicing under supervision or mentorship of university-based teacher educators and/or by those situated in schools, or by learning discrete skills or techniques inside or outside real classrooms?

Join Dr. Nancy Perry and Debbie Robinson for the first of several panel discussions on this and other critical issues in teacher preparation and teacher education research.

3-4 PM, Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Business Administration Building L-31 (BAL-31)

More details on this and future events in the series can be found on this flyer.


Does Reading and Reading Instruction Make Students Better Writers? A Lecture by Dr. Steve Graham

unnamed-1Dr. Steve Graham will be the first featured speaker of the Mary Lou Fulton Distinguished Lecturer Series, presenting preliminary findings from his recent meta-analysis: “Does Reading and Reading Instruction Make Students Better Writers?”  Details of the event are as follows:

September 21 | Payne Hall

 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Dr. Graham is the Warner Professor in the Division of Leadership and Innovation in Teachers College, and has spent 30 years studying how writing develops, how to teach it effectively, and how writing can be used to support reading and learning.

All lectures in this series will be held at Payne Hall from 11:45 a.m.- 1 p.m. and light refreshments will be served.

The complete schedule of the 2016 Faculty Lecture Series is available here.


Research Support AND Free Lunch!

We mentioned ReCESS (Research Community for Educational Scholarship and Support) in our previous post, but just as a reminder, our first meeting is coming up this Thursday, September 22, from 12pm – 1:15pm in Farmer 302.

If you’re interested in joining us for lunch and opening up a discussion about ongoing research projects, please be sure to let us know about any food restrictions you might have by the end of the day on Tuesday, September 20th using this survey: .

Please reach out to us at for any questions about any of these events.

We hope to see you soon!






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