Technology in Literacy Education Special Interest Group Program (May 2014)
New Orleans Convention Center, La Nouvelle AB
Chair: Julie Coiro, University of Rhode Island

3:00-3:10 Welcome and Presentation of 2014 Technology in Reading Research Award

3:10-3:35 Keynote Address (25 minutes – 20 minutes with 5 minutes Q&A)
Changing the Landscape of Literacy Teacher Education: Innovations with Generative Technology
Dana Grisham, National University (TILE-SIG 2013 Reading Research Award Winner)





Roundtable Discussions will provide opportunities for attendees to interact with presenters (researchers / educators) in small groups while learning about research findings and practical classroom ideas that link to their own classroom learning contexts.

3:35-3:45 (10 minutes) Getting Started With Participant Discussions

3:50-4:12 Group 1: Choose one 22-minute roundtable
  • Table 1. [Primary Grades] Using Digital Technologies to Support Kindergarten Children’s Learning-to-Write: Sandra Beam and Cheri Williams, University of Cincinnati
  • Table 2. [Elementary School] Learning from Young Readers of Online Information Texts: Angie Zapata, University of Missouri-Columbia and Beth Maloch, University of Texas at Austin
  • Table 3. [Upper Elementary] iPoetry and the Exploration of identity: Janette Hughes, University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Anne Burke, Memorial University
  • Table 4. [Middle School] Teaching & Learning with E-Readers: Promoting Deep Learning or Deep Trouble? Vicky Zygouris-Coe, University of Central Florida; Victoria Cardullo, Auburn University, & Nance Wilson, Lourdes University
  • Table 5. [High School] Authentic Digital Citizenship: Creating Student Leaders through Literacy and Technology: Marta Albert State University of New York at Potsdam and Megan Leger, Colton-Pierrepont Central School
  • Table 6. [Secondary – Higher Education] From Mesopotamia to Mobile Apps: A Historical Look at Technology’s Impact on the Form and Function of Literacy: Melissa Pierczynski, George Mason University (presented by Seth Parsons)

4:15-4:37 Group 2: Choose one 22-minute roundtable
  • Table 1. [Primary Grades] Comprehension Goes Digital: Peggy Coyne, CAST
  • Table 2. [Upper Elementary/Middle School] The Digital Word Wall: Learning Vocabulary in a Digitized World: Lindsay Sheronick Yearta, University of South Carolina at Upstate, Bruce Taylor, and Karen Wood, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Katie Stover, Furman University
  • Table 3. [Elementary/Secondary School] "It's more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy:" Content curation projects to engage CCSS & 21st Century Skills: Karen L. Ford, Ball State University
  • Table 4. [Middle School] Twitter as a Template for Middle School Students’ Text Responses: Carolyn Stufft, Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Table 5. [Middle School] Inspiring positive teenage reading habits using online book clubs: Nicole Tambrell, New South Wales Australia (and The University of Connecticut)
  • Table 6. [K-12 Teachers] Effect of Digital Technologies on the Culture of Literacy: Marilyn Moore, National University

4:40-5:02 Group 3: Choose one 22-minute roundtable
  • Table 1. [Elementary/Middle School] Scratch Programming as Multimodal Composing Practice in the Language Arts Classroom: Julie Warner, Armstrong Atlantic State University
  • Table 2. [Elementary School] Gathering Evidence and Communicating Ideas: Scaffolding 5th Graders As They Learn to Use Technology to Meet the Common Core State Standards: Jill Castek, Portland State University and Ray Gueli, Lockport School District, NY
  • Table 3. [Upper Elementary and Middle School] Transforming Literacy Instruction and Student Learning using Digital Technology: Paula Saine,Miami University
  • Table 4. [Upper Elementary] “You learn more when you’re using the technology:” Blogging to enhance learning opportunities: Lindsay Sheronick Yearta, University of South Carolina at Upstate, and Katie Stover, Furman University
  • Table 5. [Middle School] Tech Tools Struggling Readers Like to Use for Literacy & Learning: Eric C. MacDonald, Benchmark School

5:02-5:10 Large Group Wrap-Up and Reflection/Evaluations