Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences School of Education Specialized Programs in Education

Whole Language Umbrella

Literacy Studies graduate students and alumni of the School of Education presented panels and sessions at the Whole Language Umbrella (WLU) Literacies for All Summer Institute conference in Baltimore, MD last month. Also in attendance were Professors of Specialized Programs in Education Alan Flurkey, Debra Goodman and Terry McGinnis.

Literacy studies doctoral alums Josefa Pace and Sasha Ramlal, and Teaching, Learning, and Technology alum Nicole Sieben presented a panel entitled “Writing Hope Framework: Revealing Authentic and Joyful Acts of Writing within High School and College Learning Communities.” Both Sieben and Pace have recently published books entitled, Writing Hope Strategies for Writing Success in Secondary Schools (2017) and Finding Patterns: Traveling Four Women’s Paths (2016), respectively.

Current literacy studies doctoral students Chris Sclafani and Susannah Moran each presented a session, and alums Lorraine Radice and David Schultz sat on symposium panels.

Professor Goodman and doctoral alums Elisabeth Lynch and Elisabeth Saliani participated in sessions on teacher evaluation and writing assessment.

The Whole Language Umbrella is an annual conference of the National Council of Teachers of English.

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