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May 2007:

  • What Happened When We Weren’t Looking? How Reading Comprehension Has Changed and What We Need To Do About It.
    Donald J. Leu. Keynote address at the Research Conference of the International Reading Association. Toronto, Canada.
  • An Introduction and Overview of ReadWriteThink: Integrating the Internet into Literacy Instruction.
    Hilferty, B., Henry, L.A., Manning, E., & Moorman, G. International Reading Association Annual Convention, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Thinking Outside the Book: Introducing the New Literacies of the Internet Through Children's Literature.
    Castek, J. & Bevans-Mangleson, J. International Reading Association Annual Convention, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Making Learning Interactive: Reading, Writing, and Collaborating, in S'cool With Today's Internet Technologies.
    Castek, J. & Zawilinski. Pre-conference Institute 20. International Reading Association Annual Convention, Toronto, Ontario.

 

April 2007:

  • Defining Online Reading Comprehension: Using Think Aloud Protocols to Refine a Preliminary Model of Internet Reading Comprehension Processes
    Donald Leu, David Reinking, Amy Carter,  Jill Castek, Julie Coiro, Laurie A. Henry,  Jackie Malloy, Kathy Robbins, Angela Rogers, Lisa Zawilinski.
    Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Conference. Chicago, IL.  April 9, 2007.
  • Evaluating the Development of Scientific Knowledge and New Forms of Reading Comprehension During Online Learning.
    In T. Clark (Chair) Online Teaching and Learning: Findings from Applied Educational Research.
    A symposium presented by the New Literacies Research Team at the annual meetings of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

 

March 2007:

  • The New Literacies of Online Reading Comprehension: Preparing ALL Students for Their Reading Future
    Leu, D. J. - Keynote delivered to Pearson Education’s Instructional Leadership Council. Rancho Bernardo Inn. San Diego, CA.
    • To view the PowerPoint presentation, click here (large file)
  • New Literacies for New Times: Preparing our Students for the 21st Century.
    Leu, D. J. - Keynote delivered to the Massachusetts State Reading Association.

     

January 2007:

  • New Literacies, New Challenges, New Opportunities: Redefining Literacy in the 21st Century.
    Zawilinski, L. Keynote for the 7th Annual BSC Conference: Resources for Reading Specialists Exploring Multiple Literacies, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA.
  • Spice Up Language Arts.
    Nierlich, T. & Castek, J. East Bay Computer Users in Education (CUE) Conference entitled: Cool Tools for Learning III.

December 2006:

  • Internet Reciprocal Teaching: An Examination of Instructional Strategies that Foster Strategic Online Reading Comprehension.
    In C. Harrison (Chair) Extending Reciprocal Teaching and Concept Oriented Reading Instruction to Support Struggling Readers' Reading, Viewing, and Learning in Multimedia Digital Environments.
    Castek, J. An alternative symposium session presented at the National Reading Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Thinking about thinking: Methods for studying the new literacies of online reading comprehension.
    The New Literacies Research Team presented this session as part of the Methodology Series at the National Reading Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Studying the new literacies of online reading comprehension among adolescents at risk to become dropouts.
    The New Literacies Research Team and the Internet Reading Research Group presented this symposium at the National Reading Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
  • What reading demands does searching on the Internet require? A review of the literature.
    Henry, L.A. A Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

     

November 2006:

  • Classroom applications of Internet communication to support reading, writing and new literacies.
    Castek, J. & Zawilinski, L. Connecticut Educational Meeting Association (CEMA), Cromwell, CT.
  • Bringing Books Alive: Five easy ways to enhance children's literature using the Internet.
    Castek, J. & Lentini, A. California Reading Association Conference, Sacramento, CA.

 

September 29, 2006:

  • Thinking While Reading Online: Strategies for Fostering Critical Evaluation on the Internet.
    Coiro, J. at the New England Reading Association Conference in Lowell, MA.

 

May 4, 2006:

  • The Changing Nature of Online Reading Comprehension: Examining Effects of Internet Reciprocal Teaching on Adolescents' Acquisition of New Literacies and Content Knowledge in
    Science.

    The New Literacies Research Team presented this research poster session at the annual convention of the International Reading Association in Chicago, Illinois.
  • How Can We Use Camtasia to Assess AND Teach Strategic Comprehension on the Internet?
    Julie Coiro presented this paper as part of a collaborative symposium by the New Literacies Research Team for the annual convention of the International Reading Association in Chicago, Illinois.

 

May 3, 2006:

  • Engaging All Students in the New Literacies of Online Reading Comprehension: What Do We Know? What Should We Teach? How Should We Teach?
    A symposium presentation at the annual convention of the International Reading Association in Chicago, Illinois.
  • What Is Internet Reciprocal Teaching (IRT) and How Do We Implement It? In Reinking, D. (Chair) Engaging All Students in the New Literacies of Online Reading Comprehension: What Do We Know? What Should We Teach? How Should We Teach?
    Castek, J. Symposium presented at the 51st annual International Reading Association Conference. Chicago, Illinois.

 

May 2, 2006:

  • Investigation of Literacy Skills and Strategies Used While Searching for Information on the Internet: A Comprehensive Review and Synthesis of Research
    Laurie Henry presented this research paper at the annual convention of the International Reading Association in Chicago, Illinois. This research was funded by the Nila Banton Smith Research Dissemination Award 2005.

 

May 1, 2006:

  • ReadWriteThink: Integrating the Internet into Literacy Instruction
    Laurie Henry and Bridget Hilferty presented this session at the annual convention of the International Reading Association in Chicago, Illinois.

 

April 30, 2006:

  • Preparing for New Literacies: Empowering Educators with New Models of Professional Development
    Julie Coiro presented this session at the Technology and Literacy Pre-Conference Institute for the annual convention of the International Reading Association (IRA) in Chicago, Illinois.

 

April 9, 2006:

  • Measuring Internet comprehension: Accessing, evaluating, and communicating information
    Julie Coiro presented this paper at the annual convention of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in San Francisco, CA.
  • Exploring the cognitive processes of online reading comprehension among skilled adolescent readers of Internet text
    Julie Coiro presented this roundtable paper at the annual convention of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in San Francisco, CA.

 

April 3, 2006:

  • Exploration of ReadWriteThink: Integrating the Internet in classroom instruction
    Laurie Henry presented this session to the Instructional Leadership Council, Somers School District, Somers, Connecticut.
  • How to Integrate the New Literacies of the Internet into Your Child's Learning In and Out of School
    Doug Hartman led this workshop at the Parents Hour Meeting, Southeast Elementary School, Mansfield School District, Connecticut.

 

April, 2006:

  • Adapting reciprocal teaching to the Internet using telecollaborative projects
    Castek, J. In D. Leu and D. Reinking (Chairs) Developing Internet Reading Comprehension Strategies Among Adolescents At Risk to Become Dropouts. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA.
  • (Professional Development Session): The changing nature of literacy in an information age: An examination of new literacies in action
    Castek, J. & Zawilinski, L. Simsbury School District, Simsbury, CT.
  • (Professional Development Session): Strategies for addressing the new literacies of the Internet in grades K-6
    Castek, J. & Zawilinski, L. Tootin Hills Elementary School, Simsbury, CT.
  • An online survey of Internet use among adolescents at risk of dropping out of school
    Henry, L.A., Mills, C., Rogers, A., & Witte, J. In D. Leu and D. Reinking (Chairs) Developing Internet Reading Comprehension Strategies Among Adolescents At Risk to Become Dropouts. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA.

 

March 31, 2006:

  • New Literacies: A Vision for School Leadership in Literacy, Learning, and Technology
    Julie Coiro and Don Leu facilitated a discussion with the smaller district group from the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents at the University of Connecticut.

To view Don and Julie's Powerpoint Presentation, click here.

 

March 16, 2006:

  • Integrating New Literacies into Connecticut’s K-12 Classroom: How We Must Alter The Cruel Irony of No Child Left Behind
    Donald J Leu. A presentation for the Connecticut Educational Association, given at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT.

To view Don's Powerpoint Presentation, click here.

 

February 28, 2006: 

  • How to Integrate the New Literacies of the Internet into Your Classroom
    Doug Hartman led this workshop at the Fourth Tuesday Professional Development Workshop, Southeast Elementary School, Mansfield School District, Connecticut.

 

February 6, 2006:

  • Reading and Learning with the Internet: Challenges and Possibilities for All Students
    Julie Coiro worked with classroom teachers, reading specialists, and administrators in this all day workshop at C.E.S. in Trumbull, CT. For more information, call (203) 365-8912.

 

February, 2006:

  • Developing New Literacies among Multicultural Learners in K-12: Globalized Principles and Classroom Applications
    Castek, J. This paper was presented at the National Council for the Teachers of English Midwinter Assembly for Research, Chicago, IL.

 

January 27, 2006:

  • A Story! A Story! Ten easy steps to integrate the new literacies of the Internet into your reading and language arts classroom
    Donald J. Leu.  A presentation at the Technology, Reading, and Learning Disabilities Conference.  San Francisco, CA.

To view Don's Handout, click here.

 

January 27, 2006:

  • Leading the way with new literacies: Online reading comprehension
    Donald J. Leu.  A presentation at the Technology, Reading, and Learning Disabilities Conference.  San Francisco, CA.

To view Don's Handout, click here.

 

January 24, 2006:

  • New Literacies for New Times: Reading Comprehension in the 21st Century
    Donald J. Leu .   A workshop for the Bismarck School District.  Bismarck, ND.

To view Don's Handout, click here.

To view Don's PowerPoint presentation, click here.

 

December 3, 2005:

  • Scaffolding Readers on the Internet: Pairing Assessment and Instruction of Online Reading Comprehension
    Julie Coiro presented this research paper in the symposium session "Scaffolding readers on the web: Customizing comprehension and assessment experiences for diverse learners" at the National Reading Conference in Miami, FL.

 

December 1, 2005:

  • Psychometric properties of two instruments designed to measure online reading comprehension
    Julie Coiro presented this research paper in the symposium session "New Literacies for Learning" at the National Reading Conference in Miami, FL.
  • A methodology for studying the new literacies of online reading comprehension
    Laurie Henry presented this research paper in the symposium session "New Literacies for Learning" at the National Reading Conference in Miami, FL.
  • Internet inquiry: The role of prior knowledge and topic interest when searching for information with middle school students
    Laurie Henry presented this research paper in the symposium session "Searching on the Internet: An Exploration of Internet Inquiry Process in Grades 3-9".

 

December, 2005:

  • Internet Reciprocal Teaching: Connecting Print and New Literacies in a Science Inquiry Project
    Castek, J. In B. Dalton (Chair) Scaffolding readers on the web: Customizing comprehension and assessment experiences for diverse learners. An alternative symposium session presented at the National Reading Conference, Miami, FL.
  • Examining the correlations between measures of online reading comprehension and standardized reading achievement
    Castek, J. In A. Lentini (Chair) New Literacies for Learning. A symposium presented at the National Reading Conference, Miami, FL.

 

November 30, 2005:

  • New Literacies, Reading Research, and the Challenges of Change: A Deictic Perspective
    Don Leu gave this Presidential Address at the National Reading Conference in Miami, FL.

To view Don's PowerPoint presentation, click here.

 

November 22, 2005:

  • New Technologies for Reading and Thinking
    Julie Coiro presented this workshop at the annual conference for the New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education (NYSCATE) in Albany, NY.

 

November 22, 2005:

  • The Journey from Access to Competence: Equity, Internet Inquiry, and Online Reading Comprehension
    Julie Coiro delivered this keynote presentation at the annual conference for the New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education (NYSCATE) in Albany, NY.

More information is available at http://www.nyscate.org/conferences.cfm?subpage=133

 

November17, 2005:

  • Reading Comprehension on the Internet: Preparing Missouri’s Students for the 21st Century
    Don Leu spoke at the Missouri State Reading Association, in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri.

To view Don's PowerPoint presentation, click here.

To view Don's Handout, click here.

 

November 8, 2005:

  • Is the Internet Really Reading? New Literacies for New Times
    Julie Coiro and Jill Castek worked with teachers in this workshop at Middlebrook School in Wilton, CT.

    Available online at http://www.lite.iwarp.com/cema2005.html

  • Exploration of ReadWriteThink
    Laurie Henry worked with middle and high school teachers from Berlin, Cromwell, and Rocky Hill in this workshop at the Rocky Hill High School.

    To view Laurie's handout, click here.

 

November 7, 2005:

  • Don Leu gave the Breakfast Talk at the Connecticut Educational Media Association (CEMA) in Middletown, CT.

To view Don's PowerPoint presentation, click here.

 

November 4, 2005:

  • Exploring and expanding assessment practices for measuring reading comprehension on the Internet
    Julie Coiro presented this research paper in the symposium session "New Literacies in Action: Exploring Content Area Reading Comprehension and Online Communication with Middle School Students" at the College Reading Association Conference in Savannah, GA.
  • Patterns of searching processes among adolescents reading to learn on the Internet
    Laurie Henry presented this research paper in the symposium session "New Literacies in Action: Exploring Content Area Reading Comprehension and Online Communication with Middle School Students" at the College Reading Association Conference in Savannah, GA.
  • Thinking about our future as researchers: New literacies, new challenges, and new opportunities
    Don Leu gave the Keynote Address at the College Reading Association (CRA) in Savannah, GA.

    To view Don's PowerPoint presentation, click here.

    To view Don's Handout, click here.

 

November, 2005:

  • ICT use in collaborative projects: An exploration of online communication in 7th grade science
    Castek, J. In E. Fogarty (Chair) "New Literacies in Action: Exploring Content Area Reading Comprehension and Online Communication with Middle School Students". A symposium presented at the annual meeting of the College Reading Association, Savannah, GA.
  • (Professional Development Session): Reading, research, and the new literacies of the Internet
    Coiro, J. & Castek, J. at the Wilton School District, Wilton, CT.

 

October 17, 2005:

  • New Literacies for Your Classroom: Preparing Pennsylvania Students for Reading and Writing in the 21st Century
    Don Leu gave the Keynote address at the Keystone State Reading Association (KSRA) in Hershey, PA.

To view Don's PowerPoint presentation, click here.

To view Don's Handout, click here.

 

October, 2005:

  • Examining New Forms of Reading Comprehension During Online Learning
    Leu, D.J. Jr., Castek, J., Hartman, D., Coiro, J., Henry, L., & Lyver, S. (2005, October). In R. Blomeyer (Chair) "A synthesis of new research on K-12 online learning". North American Council for
    Online Learning Conference, Denver, CO. Research synthesis available online: http://www.ncrel.org/tech/synthesis/
  • (Professional Development Session): Incorporating Technology Across the Curriculum: Critical Evaluation, Search Strategies, and the New Literacies of the Internet (Grades 5-10)
    Castek, J., Newtown School District, Newtown, CT.

 

June, 2005:

  • Evaluating The Development of Scientific Knowledge and New Forms Comprehension During Online Learning
    Leu, D.J. Jr., Castek, J., Hartman, D., Coiro, J., Henry, L., & Lyver, S. (2005, June). Research report presented at the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, Chicago, IL.

 

April 2005:

  • Exploring educational uses of classroom websites: An examination design principles and learning aims
    Holcomb, L., Johnson, P., Castek, J., Henry, L.A., Leu, D.J. (2005, April). Paper presented at the annual American Educational Research Association Conference, Montreal, Quebec.

 

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