The March 29, 2016 seminar series will feature Chandra Alston, assistant professor in Educational Studies and Lead Faculty in English Language Arts (ELA) for Secondary Teacher Education at the University of Michigan School of Education.  In the final talk of the 2015-2016 seminar series, Alston will help us to “see” across the sessions, and to move forward, in substantive ways, in constructing some shared agreement.  Alston will help us to consider how to generate cross-professional agreement, and what supports and infrastructure might be needed.

Teaching Works Seminar - 03/29/16 from TeachingWorks at UMSOE on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
4:10pm - 6:00pm

  • Chandra Alston
    Assistant Professor, Educational Studies and Lead Faculty in English Language Arts (ELA) for Secondary Teacher Education

About the Speakers

Chandra Alston

  • Assistant Professor, Educational Studies and Lead Faculty in English Language Arts (ELA) for Secondary Teacher Education

Chandra L. Alston is an assistant professor in Educational Studies and Lead Faculty in English Language Arts (ELA) for Secondary Teacher Education at the University of Michigan School of Education. Chandra also works closely with the Joint PhD Program in English and Education. She received her PhD in curriculum and teacher education from Stanford University. As a former high school English teacher, Chandra is interested in the ways we train and assess novice ELA teachers and has done work to consider what value-added modeling captures in terms of teachers’ writing instruction. Her research in classrooms focuses on fine-grained qualitative investigations of instructional practices that support and empower students as readers and writers, particularly students from historically underserved populations. Currently, Chandra is engaged in research focused on developing deeper understandings of core pedagogies for teacher education and core practices for teaching across elementary and secondary ELA. She teaches in the undergraduate teacher certification program, as well as courses in teaching and teacher education and on writing research.

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