Laverick Publishes On Improving Reading Proficiency and Hosting Artist Residencies

Posted on 9/24/2014 6:48:56 PM

DeAnna Laverick, Department of Professional Studies in Education, published the article “Supporting Striving Readers through Technology-based Instruction” in the spring 2014 issue of the Reading Improvement journal. The article describes the ways in which reading specialist candidates improved their students’ reading proficiency through the use of digital, technology-based teaching techniques and materials during a summer reading program. 

Laverick and Joann Migyanka, Department of Special Education and Clinical Services, co-authored “Artist Residencies and Field Experiences: Supporting Early Childhood Pre-Student Teachers’ Knowledge and Pedagogy to Promote Arts-Based Learning,” published in the July–September 2014 issue of Teaching Artist Journal. The article describes the benefits of hosting artist residencies in a creativity and play course for early childhood education and early childhood/special education majors. Artist residencies have been hosted in this course for several years through funding provided by ArtsPath and the College of Education and Educational Technology. The article explains how the residencies helped pre-service teachers acquire content knowledge and skills.

Professional Studies in Education