Powerful Literacy Pedagogy (PLP) ProjectAt the heart of IUME is its commitment to activism through research, using research as a tool for social justice. Therefore, the Institute is proud to announce an array of research projects that IUME students and staff are either leading or heavily involved in producing, each that promote teaching and learning and/or educational issues through an anti-deficit framework. Additionally, we encourage the community to be a part of our research, further collaborating with those who our research intends to benefit.
The Powerful Literacy Pedagogy (PLP) Project is a partnership between middle school language arts teachers in Brooklyn, New York and IUME. The Teacher Fellows meet regularly with the Director, Dr. Jodene Morrell, to discuss their current literacy pedagogy and ways to improve their practice and student learning. The Fellows are current and past students of the Literacy Specialist Masters program at Teachers College who have completed a one-year action research project as a program requirement. Because the experience had such a profound impact on their development as literacy educators, they wanted to continue with action research as an integral aspect of their everyday teaching.
The Teacher Fellows also meet monthly at IUME to share the progress on their collaborative action research projects. They are also learning how to write conference proposals for local, national and international conferences with the first state conference being the New York State Reading Association annual conference in October 2013 and the International Reading Association annual conference in Spring 2014. They meet regularly and are in conversations with Teacher Fellows of the LTI Project (see IUME website: Research Projects) to push and support their thinking and work around literacy pedagogy, teachers as researchers, and collaborative action research.
Click here to learn more and read the biographies of the first cohort of Teacher Fellows!
Jodene Morrell, Ph.D., Project Director
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