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Julie Coiro Interview  -  June 20, 2008, 2:00 PM CDST Voice of Literacy Webcast

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[Dr. Julie Coiro]

Dr. Julie Coiro
Assistant Professor of Reading
University of Rhode Island

Julie Coiro is currently an Assistant Professor of Reading at the University of Rhode Island. Previous to that, Julie worked as Co-Director of The New Literacies Research Lab at the University of Connecticut. Julie has a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education with a focus on students with learning disabilities, a Masters’ degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of New Orleans with a focus on reading, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Connecticut in the area of Cognition and Instruction. She speaks nationally about her research in reading comprehension strategy instruction, the new literacies of the Internet, and effective practices for technology integration and professional development. She is a former middle school and elementary school teacher and has provided professional development to teachers around the country for the past 15 years. Julie has published several articles and book chapters in venues such as Reading Research Quarterly, The Reading Teacher, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, and the 2nd Edition of the International Handbook of Literacy and Technology. She is co-author of the 4th edition of the book Teaching with the Internet K-12: New Literacies for New Times and co-editor (with Don Leu and two other colleagues) of the Handbook of Research on New Literacies. In her free time, Julie enjoys spending time with her husband Charlie and their two daughters, Meghan, who is 14, and Sarah who is 12.


[Dr. Betsy Baker]

Dr. Betsy Baker
Professor of Literacy Studies
Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum, University of Missouri

Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Baker is a Professor of Literacy Studies at the University of Missouri. Dr. Baker's research interests include integration of literacy and technology, new literacies, future literacies, 21st century literacies, multimedia case-based instruction in teacher education, and sociocognition in teacher education, literacy, and new literacies.


Voice of Literacy host, Dr. Betsy Baker, interviews Dr. Julie Coiro, Assistant Professor of Reading at the University of Rhode Island.

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