Research

One way that I keep current with the field of language arts and contribute to the field is through my research.  I am currently engaged in two studies.  One looks at the reflective writing of students in the teacher education program in which I work.  The second looks at critical literacy in action-how do teachers engage in critical literacy practices?  My research is reflected my grants, presentations, and scholarly publications.

GRANTS

Rigoni, K. K. with Pasternak, D. L. (2010-present) “Reflective Writing, Reflective Practitioners, Effective Teachers.” Extramural Award: $2,000 from the Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English Pooley Foundation.

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.

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. (March, 2011).  Then and now…: Dear 1988 Karen.  Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English Update March 2011.  Available at http://www.wcteonline.org/publications/wcte-update/

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.

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)

 

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