Vitae

VITAE

Karen Kelley Rigoni

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

2005               Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, University of South Florida

Concentration:  Reading and Language Arts

Dissertation: Preservice Teachers’ Belief Development While Learning to Teach Writing in an Elementary Writing Methods   Course

1995              Master of Education, Educational Leadership, University of South Florida

Florida certification in Educational Leadership, K-12

1988            Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, University of Illinois

Florida certification in Elementary Education, 1-6 and ESOL

Wisconsin certification in Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence, 1-8

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2011-present            Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Direct the Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence teacher certification program (grades 1-8); Co-university Director of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Writing Project, a site of the National Writing Project; provide service to the community, UWM School of Education, and Department of Curriculum and Instruction; teach courses in the following areas: language arts methods, children’s and young adult literature, reading in the content area, and writing on demand; and contribute to the scholarly field of language arts instruction.

2005-2011            Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Teach CURRINS 553 Teaching Language Arts and Children’s Literature, Grades 1-3, teach CURRINS 555 Teaching Language Arts, Grades 4-8, teach CURRISN 545 Reading in the Content Areas: Middle, Junior and Senior High Schools, teach CURRINS 470 Professional Urban Teaching Linking Seminar, collaborate with school district professionals in the area of language arts, contribute to the scholarly field of language arts instruction, and provide service to the community and department. Co-university Director of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Writing Project.

2008            Consultant, Seymour School District, Seymour, WI

Plan and facilitate a one-day inservice workshop for the intermediate teachers in the school district.  The topic of the session of the application of shared and interactive writing across all content areas in intermediate classrooms.

2006            Consultant, Riverside University High School, Milwaukee, WI

Plan and facilitate two-week professional development sessions addressing reading and writing in the content area.

2004-2005            Grant Resource Specialist, Pasco County School Board

Develop and deliver professional development to support reading coaches hired through Reading First Reading Coach Grant for nine middle schools and four elementary schools in Pasco County.  Complete all record keeping necessary to maintain the grant.

2004            Observer, Florida Partnership for Literacy, University of South Florida

Observe instruction at two separate Reading First Academies and submit data to Partnership for analysis.

2003-2005            Graduate Assistant, University of South Florida

Teach LAE 4310 Teaching Writing in the Elementary School, Grades K-6, for three semesters; provide support for the planning and organization of Suncoast Young Authors Celebration including maintaining all communication with participating schools; provide support for Tampa Bay Area Writing Project including maintaining contact information for all schools in the five county service area, arranging logistical support for planned events and communicating will all members; serve as recording secretary for Childhood Education department meetings; and facilitate departmental NCATE meetings.

1999-2003            Assistant Principal, Pasco County School Board:  Centennial Elementary School

Provide instructional leadership for more than 100 instructional and non-instructional staff members, work with families and students to maintain safe and supportive learning environment, plan and provide support for teachers’ professional development, coordinate professional development school activities between Centennial Elementary School and the University of South Florida, and participate in school, district and state committees.

2001-2005            Co-Director, Tampa Bay Area Writing Project

Assist Director in implementation of National Writing Project grant activities including Invitational Summer Institute, summer and winter renewal activities, and monthly leadership council meetings; and work with local educational leaders in the five service school districts to provide quality professional development in the area of writing.

Spring, 2001            Adjunct Professor, University of South Florida

Teach EDE 4301 Teaching Methods in the Elementary School and serve as university supervisor for two university students completing their final internship.

2000-2005           Teacher Consultant, Tampa Bay Area Writing Project

Plan demonstration lessons based upon my interests and the needs of area schools and present demonstration lessons when contacted by local schools.

1993-1995            Consultant, USF Centennial Academy for Teaching Excellence, University of South Florida

Plan and deliver interdisciplinary standards based thematic unit with an intermediate multiage classroom while being observed by Academy participants; serve on panel discussions for debriefing of observations; and provide feedback for re-design of subsequent Academy.

1988-1999            Teacher, Pasco County School Board, Centennial Elementary School

Plan and deliver instructional support for students in 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3-5 multiage classroom; maintain relationships with parents through written and spoken communication; serve as team leader, and committee member and chairperson for numerous committees including curriculum committee, social committee, and continuous progress committee; serve as Level 1, 2, and 3 intern supervisor through university partnerships; and act as district level trainer for Elementary Curriculum Training and Kagan Cooperative Learning.

PUBLICATIONS

Pasternak, D. L. (submitted). Beyond osmosis:  A reflective writing framework for developing and expressing pedagogical content knowledge.  English Education

Rigoni, K. K., Longwell-Grice, H., Pugach, M. C., & Ford, A. A.  (in press).  Programmatic view of portfolios for urban teacher preparation: A second look. Education and Urban Society.   Published online before print July 18, 2011, doi: 10.1177/0013124511408598 Education and Urban Society.

Rigoni, K. K. (2011). Profile of an Outstanding English Educator: A Q & A with UW-Milwaukee’s Karen Rigoni. Wisconsin English Journal. 53(1).  Available at http://journals.library.wisc.edu/index.php/wej/index.

Rigoni, K. K. (Spring, 2011).  Then and now…: Dear 1988 Karen.  Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English Update March 2011.  Available at Rigoni, K. K. (2011).  The role of multimodality and transmediation in planning for literacy learning in the content areas. Wisconsin State Reading Association Journal, 49(3), 11-16.

Kelley, K. S. (2009).  Practice what you preach: A teacher educator is reminded of important lessons.  The Clearing House, 82(3), 145-152.

Kelley, K. S., Hart, S. M., & King, J. (2007).  Negotiating Pedagogy Development: Learning to Teach Writing a Service-Learning Context.  Action in Teacher Education, 29(2), 94-108.

Kelley, K. S. (2006).  “I’m a lot like her.”: Entering the world of others through process drama.  In J. J. Schneider, T. P. Crumpler, & T. Rogers (Eds.), Process Drama:  An Educational Tool for Developing Multiple Literacies (pp. 71-88).   Portsmouth, NH:  Heinemann.

Kelley, K. S. (2001).  Children writing under the influence of children’s literature.  Florida Reading Quarterly, 37(4), 30-37.

GRANTS

Rigoni, K. K. with Pasternak, D. L. (2008- present). “University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Writing Project” Awarded from the National Writing Project.  Extramural Award:  $30,000; $46,000; $46,000; $35, 000.

Pasternak, D. L. & Rigoni, K. K.  (2010-2011). SURF (Stipends for Undergraduate Research Fellows) Award. Funding to support Christen Johnson and Raquel Sanchez for study of Effects of Participation in an Invitational Summer Institute. Intramural Award: $7,040

Pasternak, D. L. & Rigoni, K. K. (2009-2010).  “Network Sites Grant” Award from the National Writing Project.  Extramural Award:  $5,000

Pasternak, D. L. & Rigoni, K. K. (2009-2010).  SURF (Stipends for Undergraduate Research Fellows) Award. Funding to support Nakeysha Roberts for study of Effects of Participation in an Invitational Summer Institute. Intramural Award: $1980

Kelley, K. S.  (2007-2008). “Connecting Urban Communities: A Technology-based Integrated Writing Project” Awarded from the Institute for Excellence in Urban Education (IEUE), University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Intramural Award:  $10,700.

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

(2012, February).  Children crossing boundaries: Teaching for social justice within the Language Arts Classroom, presented at the Wisconsin State Reading Association, Milwaukee, WI.  (with Katie Lindner)

(2012, January). Developing reflective practioners: An examination of the development of reflective writing within two teacher education programs, presented at 10th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI

(2011, April).  Children Crossing Boundaries: Teaching for Social Justice Within the Language Arts Curriculum, presented at Educators’ Network for Social Justice Anti-racist Anti-bias Teaching Conference, Indian Community School, Franklin, WI.

(2011, February). Effects of Participation: Using the National Writing Project Summer Institute to Support Induction Year Teachers, round table presentation at the National Council of Teacher of English Assembly for Research, Madison, WI. (with Donna L. Pasternak)

(2010, November). Effects of participation: Inviting induction year teachers into the summer institute, round table paper presentation in the research strand at National Council of Teachers of English, Orlando, FL. (with Donna L. Pasternak)

(2010, March). ‘Coming to Know’ the Coexistence Exhibit Through Transmedial Experiences, presented at Educators Network for Social Justice One Day Conference on Anti-racist Anti-bias Teaching, Indian Community School, Franklin, WI.

(2010, February).  Pre-service Teachers Negotiate Critical Literacy, poster presentation at Wisconsin State Reading Association, Milwaukee, WI.  (with pre-service teachers:  Nicole Caven, Stacey Rippman, Kayla Herrmann, Erin Nadelhoffer)

(2009, November). Negotiating Tenure and Promotion in the University, presented at National Writing Project Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.  (with Shannon Collins, Upper Cumberland Writing Project; Michelle Comstock, Denver Writing Project; Donna Pasternak, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Writing Project; Diane Sekeres, Longleaf Writing Project)

(2009, November). Connecting Classrooms:  What Really Happens While Implementing a Technology-based Integrated Writing Project, presented at Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, Charlotte, NC.

(2009, October).  Transmediation: Coming To Know Through the Use of Multiple Sign Systems, presented at Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English, Milwaukee WI.

(2009, January).  A Programmatic View of Portfolios for Urban Teacher Preparation: A Second Look, paper presentation at Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.  (with Dr. Hope Longwell-Grice)

(2008, March).  A Programmatic View of Portfolios for Urban Teacher Preparation: A Second Look, paper presentation at American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.  (with Dr. Hope Longwell-Grice, Dr. Marleen Pugach, & Dr. Alison Ford)

(2008, February).  Shared and Interactive Writing: Strategies for Scaffolding Writers of All Ages, presented at Wisconsin State Reading Association, Milwaukee, WI.

(2007, November).  Preservice Teachers and Writing Conference Pedagogies, panel presentation at National Council of Teacher of English Conference, New York City, NY.

(2007, November).  Shared and Interactive Writing: Strategies for Scaffolding Writers of All Ages, presented at Wisconsin Council of Teacher of English Conference, Madison, WI.

(2007, February).  Making Books: Using Technology to Enhance Preservice Teachers’ Understanding of the Writing Process, presented at Wisconsin State Reading Association Annual Convention, Milwaukee, WI.

(2006, November).  A Journey Begins: Two Teachers Initial Explorations of Critical Literacy In Practic, presented at National Council for Teachers of English Conference, Nashville, TN. (with Holly Atkins)

(2005, December).  Preservice Teachers’ Belief Development While Learning to Teach Writing, paper presentation at National Reading Conference, Miami, FL.

(2005, November).  Working the Hyphen: Preservice Literacy Teachers Negotiate the Third Space of Service-Learning, paper presented at 49th Meeting of the College Reading Association, Savannah, GA. (with Dr. Jim King and Dr. Steve Hart)

(2004, October).  Preservice Teachers as Authors, roundtable discussion at Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

(2004, October). Negotiating the Service Learning Experience, roundtable discussion presented at Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. (with Dr. Jim King and Dr. Steve Hart)

(2004, October).  Creating as Authentic Audience:  Preservice Teachers as Authors, presentation at Florida Reading Association Conference, Orlando, FL.

(2003, December).  The Impact of Process Drama on Naturally Occurring Social Groups in an Intermediate Classroom, paper presented at American Reading Forum, Sanibel Island, FL.

(2002, October).  Start Your Own Parent Teacher Book Club, presented at Florida Reading Association Conference, Orlando, FL.

(2001, October).  Reading Among Schoolchildren, presented at Florida Reading Association Conference, Miami, FL.  (with Dr. Kitty Clarke)

(1999, October).  Using Literature in a Writing Workshop, presented at Florida Reading Association Conference, Orlando, FL. (with Dr. Ann Hall)

(1997, January).  Writing Workshop in A Multi-age Classroom, presented at Elementary Education Conference, January, Orlando, FL.  (with Dr. Kathy Oropallo)

IN-SERVICE PRESENTATIONS

(2011, October).  Reflective Practice in Action presented for the faculty of the Faculty of College of Education and Leadership in the School of Education at Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI.  (with Donna L. Pasternak)

(2011, June). Exploring Strategies to Foster Critical Literacy in a Language Arts Classroom, presented at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Writing Project, Invitational Summer Institute, Milwaukee, WI.

(2010, June).  Reflective Writing, Reflective Practitioners, Effective Teachers, presented at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Writing Project, Invitational Summer Institute, Milwaukee, WI. (with Donna L. Pasternak)

(2009, June).  Transmediation: “Coming to Know” Across Multiple Sign Systems, presented at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Writing Project, Invitational Summer Institute, Milwaukee, WI.

(2009, February).  Scaffolded Writing Instruction in All Content Areas, presented at Countyline School, Germantown, WI.

(2008, October).  Shared and Interactive Writing: Strategies to Scaffold Intermediate Writers in All Content Areas, presented at Rockledge Elementary School, Seymour, WI.

(2008, June).  Inquiry Charts: An Alternative to the “Google It and Go” Research Strategy, presented at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Writing Project, Invitational Summer Institute, Milwaukee, WI.

(2006, July).  Writing as a Tool for Thinking and Learning: Multigenre Writing, presented at Riverside University High School, Milwaukee, WI.

(2005, June).  Writing to Learn: Exploring Expository Text Structures, presented at Tampa Bay Area Writing Project Invitational Summer Institute, Tampa, FL.

(2004, July).  Writing to Learn: Exploring Expository Text Structures, presented at Hillsborough County Professional Study Day, Tampa, FL.

(2004, June).  Writing to Learn: Exploring Expository Text Structures, presented at Tampa Bay Area Writing Project Invitational Summer Institute, Tampa, FL.

(2004, January).  Persuasive Writing, presented at Mitchell High School, Trinity, FL.

(2004, January).  Persuasive Writing, presented at Pineview Middle School, Land O’ Lakes, FL.

(2003, June).  Process Drama: Making and Shaping Meaning through Reading, Writing, and Dramatics, presented at Tampa Bay Area Writing Project, Invitational Summer Institute, Tampa, FL.

(2002, June).  Developing Quality Integrated Writing Projects, presented at Tampa Bay Area Writing Project, Invitational Summer Institute, Tampa, FL.

(2001, July).  Launch Writing Workshop: Yes You Can!, presented at Tampa Bay Area Writing Project, Invitational Summer Institute, Tampa, FL.

(1998, August).  Instructional Strategies in a CP Classroom, presented at Florida Academy for Excellence in Teaching Continuous Progress Academy, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL.

(1998, June).  A View from the Student’s Desk, presented at Zephyrhills Area Elementary Schools Retreat, Zephyrhills, FL.

(1996-1999). Working on the Work, presented at Continuous Progress Reflective Practices Academy, Pasco County, FL.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Association of Teacher Educators
Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development
Conference on English Education

Educators’ Network for Social Justice

International Reading Association

National Council of Teachers of English

Organization of Teacher Educators in Reading

Phi Delta Kappa

Phi Kappa Phi

Wisconsin State Reading Association

Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Wisconsin Common Core Standards Implementation Committee, 2011-present.

Reviewer for Education and Urban Society, 2010-present.

Reviewer for Urban Education, 2010-present.

Reviewer for Wisconsin English Journal, 2010-present.

Wisconsin Initial Educator Professional Development Plan Team Member: Renea Burley (2007), Patti Hendricks (2007), Sarah Ramirez (2008), Misty Newland (2009), Kevin Luedtke (2009), Tamara Schultz (2009), Jennifer Kohut (2010), and Megan Miller (2010).

Community Advisory Board. Bruce Guadeloupe Community School’s ALMAs Project, 2010-present.

Educators’ Network for Social Justice Conference Planning Committee, 2010-present.

Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English Recording Secretary, 2010-present.

Search Committee for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Director of Charter Schools, 2011.

Wisconsin State Reading Association Journal, Editorial Board, 2009-present.

State of Wisconsin Standards Review Committee, 2008-present.

Faculty Assembly, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2008-present.

Manuscript Review, Christopher Gordon Publishers, review of Classroom Chronicles, February, 2008.

Educators’ Network for Social Justice Steering Committee.  2008-present

Educators Network for Social Justice, Conference Program Chair, 2008, 2009.

School of Education Student Appeals Committee, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, 2007-2009.

Wisconsin Council for Teachers of English District Representative CESA 1, 2007-present.

Faculty Assembly, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Fall, 2007, 2008-present.

ATE Proposal Reviewer (10 proposals), Association of Teacher Educators, Summer, 2007.

Charter School Committee, Member, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2007-present.

Teachers for a New Era, Professional Sequence Committee Member, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 2006-2008.

Curriculum and Instruction Administrative Committee, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, 2006-2008, 2009-present.

MCEA Workgroup on Assessment, Member, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2006-2009.

MCEA Workgroup on Post Bac with Masters Option, Chairperson, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,2006-present.

Curriculum and Instruction Reading Committee, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, 2005-2008.

MCEA Committee, Chairperson, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 2005-present.

Pearson Education, Website Reviewer, April, 2006.

Teachers for New Era, Language Arts Committee Member, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 2005-2008.

Tampa Bay Area Writing Project, Chairperson of Fall Into Writing Conference, University of South Florida, 2004.

Chester Taylor Elementary School, Member, School Advisory Council, Zephyrhills, FL, 2004-.

Department of Childhood Education, Recording Secretary, University of South Florida, Spring, 2004.

Sand Pine Elementary School, Member, School Advisory Council, Wesley Chapel, FL, 2003-2004.

Florida Reading Quarterly, Editorial Board, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 2001-2003.

Tampa Bay Area Writing Project, Secretary of Leadership Council, Tampa, FL, 2003-2004.

Tampa Bay Area Writing Project, Chairperson of Leadership Council, Tampa, FL, 2001-2003.

Tampa Bay Area Writing Project, Technology Liaison, Tampa, FL, 2002-2004.

Pasco County School Board, Kagen Cooperative Learning Trainer, Land O’Lakes, FL,1997-2003.

Centennial Elementary School, Level III Supervising Teacher, Dade City, FL, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998.

Pasco County School Board, District Writing Trainer, Land O’Lakes, FL, 1997.

Pasco County School Board, LINKS Elementary Curriculum trainer, Land O’Lakes, FL, 1996-2003.

Pasco County School Board, Pasco 2001 Steering Committee, Land O’Lakes, FL,1996-1998, 2002-2003.

Pasco County School Board, Elementary Design Team, Land O’Lakes, FL, 1998-2001.

SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

Participant, UWM Panther Prowl, Fall, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011.

Miller Lite Ride for the Arts, 2008, 2009, 2010.

Participant, Brigg’s & Al’s Walk & Run for Children’s Hospital, 2007.

Volunteer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee, 2006-present.

Participant, Taking Time for Children Walk, Spring, 2006.

Volunteer, Writing Tutor, Hartford School, Milwaukee Public Schools, 2005-2006.

Secretary, The Promenade Homeowners Association, Tampa, FL, 2003-2005.

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