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Karen Wohlwend Interview  -  October 30, 2008, 2:00 pm CST Voice of Literacy Webcast

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[Dr. Karen Wolhwend]

Dr. Karen Wolhwend
Assistant Professor of Literacy, Culture and Language Education
Indiana University-Bloomington

Karen Wohlwend is an assistant professor in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education at Indiana University in Bloomington. Wohlwend received B.A. and M.A. degrees in Early Childhood Education from the University of Northern Iowa and her Ph.D. degree in Language, Literacy, and Culture from The University of Iowa. Her doctoral dissertation, Kindergarten as Nexus of Practice: A Mediated Discourse Analysis of Reading, Writing, Play, and Design in an Early Literacy Apprenticeship, presents findings from a three-year ethnographic study of literacy play in early childhood classrooms, featuring mediated discourse analysis of children’s interactions with literacy tools, toys, and texts in one kindergarten.
Wohlwend is the recipient of the International Reading Association Outstanding Dissertation Award, the American Educational Research Association Language and Social Processes Special Interest Group Emerging Scholar Award, a Presidential Fellowship from The University of Iowa and a finalist nomination in the National Reading Conference Outstanding Student Research Award. During her career as a classroom teacher in public elementary schools, Wohlwend certified as a National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Early Childhood Generalist. Her teaching experiences include classroom teaching in kindergarten, first grade, Title I preschool, and Title I kindergarten reading programs, and resource teaching in a K-2 enrichment program.
Wohlwend teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in literacy education at Indiana University and researches collaboratively with teachers in early childhood classrooms in Indiana and Iowa. She is a member of the American Educational Research Association, the International Reading Association, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the National Reading Conference.


[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. Karen Wohlwend, Assistant Professor of Literacy, Culture and Language Education at Indiana University-Bloomington.

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