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Rebecca Silverman Interview  -  September 22, 2010, 2:00 pm cdst Voice of Literacy Webcast

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[Dr. Rebecca Silverman]

Dr. Rebecca Silverman
Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education
University of Maryland

A former elementary school teacher and an endorsed reading specialist, Dr. Silverman’s teaching and research are focused on the language and literacy development and instruction of children in early childhood and elementary school classrooms. Dr. Silverman is particularly interested in vocabulary and comprehension, and has worked with English-only and English learning children. Recently, Dr. Silverman has conducted an observational study of the relationship between teachers’ instructional practices and children’s vocabulary growth in prekindergarten and kindergarten. Other projects she is currently directing involve the use of multimedia in vocabulary instruction, the effects of peer tutoring on vocabulary learning, and the development of vocabulary breadth and depth and comprehension in monolingual and bilingual children in upper elementary school.


[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. Rebecca Silverman, Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education at the University of Maryland.

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