Follow up to last session at the Festschrift Symposium

At the end of the discussions on Saturday, I meant to add this to the twitter feed as it relates to some of the words on literacy, activism, etc.. It’s Danah Boyd’s talk from SXSWEdu—if you haven’t seen it, buckle up ’cause it’s a tough listen, but so thought-provoking.… Read the rest

David Collaborates with Educators at All Levels

David has been a favorite speaker over the years at our Reading Leadership Institute, a network of Illinois literacy decision makers. He always has some new ideas and insights to share nested within a phenomenal historical perspective—all delivered with wit and zest and a genuine respect and admiration for those whose work is in the schools.… Read the rest

Enhancing the Interpretive Reading and Analytical Writing of Mainstreamed English Learners in Secondary School…Olson CB, Kim JS, Scarcella R, Kramer J, Pearson M, van Dyk DA, Collins P, Land RE (2012).

From Carol Booth Olson: David’s work on the reading/writing connection had a major impact on the UCI Writing Project. Specifically, Tierney and Pearson’s landmark article “A Composing Model of Reading” which suggests that reading and writing are reciprocal processes of meaning construction helped us to develop a cognitive strategies text-based writing intervention geared towards English Learners in grades 6-12.… Read the rest