WG2 Meeting #4, Lyon

Keynote Speaker




                                                    



Christiane
                              
Harriet
                                     

            
                                                   








Dartmouth College
United States

University of Lyon
France
 
Texas A&M University
Usa
 

Christiane Donahue, Dartmouth College, United States, short-bio

Christiane Donahue has been a writing program administrator in one form or another since 1992 in the United States. At the same time, she has pursued scholarship, including her PhD in Linguistics, in France. Her work with French research laboratory THEODILE-Cirel (Théorie-Didactique de la Lecture-Ecriture) at l’Université de Lille and her participation in multiple European research projects, networks, conferences and collaborations informs her understanding of writing instruction, research, and program development in European and US contexts. She is Director of the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH, USA, where she teaches writing and focuses on research about writing, translingualism, cross-cultural comparisons, and research methods.

Harriet Jisa, University of Lyon, France, short-bio

Harriet Jisa is Emeritas Professor of Linguistics at the Université Lumière-Lyon 2 and member of the laboratory "Dynamique du langage" (UMR 5596 - CNRS) and senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France. She received a PhD from the University of Southern California in 1985, a French Doctorat in 1989 and an Habilitation in 1992 from Université Lumière-Lyon 2. Her research interests include language development in monolingual and bilingual children, the development of narrative competence and the impact of literacy on children's grammatical competence.

Kausalai Wijekumar, Texas A&M University, United States, short-bio


Dr. Kausalai Kay Wijekumar is Professor of Teaching, Learning and Culture at Texas A&M University and Director for the endowed Center for Urban School Partnerships (CUSP). She is a passionate advocate for excellent educational experiences for all children with a focus on those growing in poverty, urban areas, and multi-cultural settings. She has numerous grant funded research projects to improve reading comprehension and writing with monolingual and bilingual learners using technology supported solutions for schools. Her grant portfolios total over 50 million dollars of funding from multiple agencies and have focused on literacy and areas of virtual learning systems. Her recent work to improve content area reading comprehension has achieved great success and been noted by US News and World Report as one evidence based approach in technology innovations. Dr. Wijekumar was elected to serve on the School Board of the Quaker Valley School District in Western Pennsylvania for two terms. Most recently she has developed large scale MOOCs to disseminate evidence based practices to teachers and school leaders worldwide.


Agenda
Thrusday, November 16

   9h00

   Opening of the meeting, organizational issues  

 9h30


   Powerful reading comprehension results with teacher-led technology integration across the globe download pdf
   Kay Wijekumar, Texas A&M University

 10h30

   Coffee Break

11h

   Teamwork in separate groups

13h

   Lunch Break

  14h30



   Linguistic and social diversity and access to higher education: What might a "translingual” perspective offer?
   download pdf
   Christiane Donahue, Dartmouth College

 15h30

   Teamwork in separate groups

17h30
   Coffee and discusssion


Friday, November 17

9h00











   Presentation of the Special Issue on Testing the Effectiveness of Handwriting Interventions                                                    
   Teresa Limpo, University of Porto
    
     Supporting first-grade writers who fail to learn: Multiple single-case evaluation of a response to intervention approach download pdf
     Maria Arrimada, Mark Torrance and Raquel Fidalgo 

     Impact of handwriting training on fluency, spelling and text quality among third graders download pdf
     Sibylle Hurschler Lichtsteiner, Werner Wicki and Péter Falmann
   
     Promoting handwriting fluency in fifth graders with slow handwriting: A single-subject design study download pdf
     Teresa Limpo, Naiana Parente, and Rui A. Alves

 10h00


   Digital Literacy and the future download pdf                                                                                                                                
 
 Maria Jose Brites, Aivars Glaznieks and Maria João Couto 
     
 10h15


   Multilingual literacy -the state of the art
   Esther Breuer, University of Cologne

10h30

   Coffee Break

11h

   Teamwork in separate groups                                                                                                                                                         

  13h00

    Lunch Break

 14h30


   Growing into academic French download pdf                                                                                                                                                     
   Harriet Jisa, University of Lyon                                                                                                                                                     

15h30

   Team work in separate groups

17h30    Coffee and closing words



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