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Accomplishments by Mary Adler

2017

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • Eliciting Classroom Voices: A Dialogic Steinbeck Curriculum. John Steinbeck: Social Critic and Ecologist, A National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Institute. Monterey, CA. http://www.steinbeckinstitute.org/highlights.html
  • Using Discussion Strategically: Selecting and Implementing Effective Discussion-Based Practices with ERWC. with N. Graff. 2016 ERWC Leadership Conference. Long Beach, CA.

2016

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • Coaching Writers Toward Improvement: Feedback Through Weeds and Roses. with E. Jones. Annual Conference of the California Teachers of English. Costa Mesa, CA.
  • "Let's Do Grammar: A Conversation About Ways to Integrate Conventions." Paper delivered at Annual Conference of the California Teachers of English. San Jose, CA, Feb 20, 2015.

Publications:

  • "The College Admission Essay: Writing for Real." The Other College Guide: A Roadmap to the Right School for You. Edited by J. Sweetland and P. Glastris. New York: The New Press, 2015. 263-264.

Other Activities:

  • Review of: Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate. ALAN Picks. (March 2016), online. (http://www.alan-ya.org/alan-picks-march-2016/)

2015

Publications:

  • "Reader, Teacher, Text, Poem: Paying It Forward." California English. Vol. 20 No. 2 November 2014. 25-26.

Other Activities:

  • "Promising Practices in Course Redesign with Technology." with J. Leafstedt. Reducing Bottlenecks and Improving Student Success: Promising Practices, CSU Office of the Chancellor. $63,605. 2014.

2014

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Sharing Secrets – Unmasking the Mysteries of Academic Literacy." Paper delivered at Southland Council of Teachers of English. Whittier, CA, Oct 12, 2013.

Other Activities:

  • Review of: Cartwheel. "ALAN Picks March 2013." Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the NCTE. (March 2013), online. (http://www.alan-ya.org/page/alan-picks-march-2013)

2012

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Effects of a Pilot Vocabulary Intervention on Middle School Writing Development." with J. Leafstedt, N. Olson, Y. Li, and A. Nimmo. Paper delivered at Sage Faculty Student Research Forum. CSU Channel Islands, May 2011.
  • "Dual, Not Dueling, Conductors: A University-Wide Team-Based Writing Initiative." Paper delivered at 14th CSU Symposium on University Teaching. CSU Channel Islands, April 2011.

Publications:

  • "Analyzing Of Mice and Men Through Creative Writing." Engaging American novels. Edited by J. Milner and C. Pope. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 2011. 69-75.

2010

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Teaching Steinbeck in the 21st Century: Crossing Genres, Texts, and Regions." with K. Sieloff, C. Booth, and M. Blake. Paper delivered at National Council of Teachers of English. Orlando, FL, Nov 20, 2010. Session Organizer and Chair.
  • "Sarcasm, Humor and Truths: Columnists As Windows Into Communities." with B. Ericson. Roundtable discussion at National Council of Teachers of English. Orlando, FL. Nov 19, 2010.

Other Activities:

  • Judge. "The Biome Project." Foothill Technology High School. Nov 30, 2009.

2009

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Writers at Play: Building Literacy Through Creative Writing." Paper delivered at 20th West IRA Regional Conference. Portland, OR, Feb 18, 2010.
  • "Rediscovering Creative Writing for Adolescents." Paper delivered at California Association of Teachers of English, Annual Conference. Los Angeles, CA, Feb 13, 2010.
  • "Eight Great American Dramatists: Teaching Clifford Odets." with B. Ericson and S. Caughlan. Roundtable discussion at National Council of Teachers of English, Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA. Nov 21, 2009.
  • "How Play Spurs Development in Childhood and Beyond." Presented to The Osher Institute. Pleasant Valley Senior Center, CA. Nov 3, 2009.
  • "Promoting Justice Through Classroom Talk.." Paper delivered at Conference for Social Justice in Education. California State University Channel Islands, Apr 25, 2009.

Publications:

  • Writers at Play: Making the Space for Adolescents to Balance Imagination and Craft. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2009.

2008

Publications:

  • "From Research to Practice: Recontextualizing the CLASS Program across Boundaries." with S. Caughlan and M. Juzwik. English Education. Vol. 41 No. 1 October 2008. 66-87.

Other Activities:

  • "John Steinbeck: Voice of a Region, Voice for America." with S. Shillinglaw. Summer Institute for School Teachers, National Endowment for the Humanities. $138,935. 2009.

2007

Publications:

  • "Interdisciplinary Curricula in Middle and High School Classrooms: Case Studies of Approaches to Curriculum and Instruction." with A. Applebee and S. Flihan. American Educational Research Journal. Vol. 44 No. 4 December 2007. 1002-1039.
  • "Playing with Fiction: Developing Adolescent Writers and Selves." Journal of Teaching Writing. Vol. 23 No. 2 2007. 23-34.

2006

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Facilitating Teacher Change (Panel on The Partnership for Literacy).." with J. Langer, S. Kelly, and A. Applebee. Presented to American Educational Research Conference. San Francisco, CA. April 2006.

Other Activities:

  • "John Steinbeck: Voice of a Region, Voice for America." with S. Shillinglaw. We the People Summer Teaching Institute, National Endowment for the Humanities. $118,729. 2006. (www.steinbeckinstitute.org)
  • Spirit of Excellence Award. Division of Student Affairs, CSUCI. 2006.

2005

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Keynote Address: Cultivating Readers and Writers Through Classroom Discussion." Presented to Ventura County Reading Association Winter Workshop. Camarillo, CA. Feb 24, 2006.
  • "Developing Significant Conversations in Middle School." with E. Rougle. Paper delivered at National Council of Teachers of English. Pittsburgh, PA, November 2005.
  • "Leading by Getting Out of the Way: Facilitating Discussion in your Classroom." with S. Caughlan. Paper delivered at California Association of Teachers of English. Santa Clara, CA, February 2005.

Publications:

  • Building Literacy Through Classroom Discussion: Research-Based Strategies for Developing Critical Readers and Thoughtful Writers in Middle School. with E. Rougle. New York: Scholastic, 2005.

Other Activities:

  • "A Study Group Approach to Strengthening Students' Reading and Writing Skills across the Curriculum." with D. Jones, K. Storey, and B. Turner. Learning and Leadership Grant, National Education Association. $5,000. 2004. (http://www.neafoundation.org/programs/leadership_fall04.htm)

2004

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Partners in Learning: Developing Curriculum through Rich Literacy Discussion of Parallel Texts." Presented to Annual Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English. San Francisco, CA. November 2003.
  • "Improving Learning and Achievement in the English Language Arts: Current Research from the National Research Center on English Learning and Achievement." Presented to Annual Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English. San Francisco, CA. November 2003.

Publications:

  • "Closing the Gap Between Concept and Practice: Toward More Dialogic Discussion in the Language Arts Classroom." with E. Rougle, E. Kaiser, and S. Caughlan. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. Vol. 47 No. 4 2003. 312-322.

Other Activities:

  • "Martin V. Smith Faculty Innovation and Excellence Grant." CSUCI. 2004.