Saturday, February 28, 2015

Ethnography in Education Research Forum 2015

By Jodene Morrell

Four Fellows (Lexie Fichera, Marie Clevering, Lauren Scott, and Andrew Wintner) and Dr. Jodene Morrell had the opportunity to share the amazing collaborative action research happening in middle school classrooms across New York City at the 2015 Ethnography in Education Research Forum at the University of Pennsylvania on February 28. We enjoyed meeting, listening to, and talking to remarkable scholars including Dr. Valerie Kinloch, Dr. Angela Valenzuela, Dr. Maria Paula Ghiso and Dr. Gerald Campano. The Penn Forum is a fantastic conference and it was an honor to share our work in Philadelphia.

L - R: Marie Clevering, Lauren Scott, Jodene Morrell, Andrew Wintner & Lexie Fichera 

L - R: Dr. Gerald Campano, Lexie Fichera, Marie Clevering, Lauren Scott & Andrew Wintner 

Andrew presenting his research

Lexie presenting her research

Guest Blogger: Jodene Morrell

Jodene Morrell is the Director of the Literacy Teachers Initiative (LTI) Project at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is celebrating her 20th year in education and has worn many hats including: elementary teacher in San Francisco, San Jose, and Los Angeles, California; middle school literacy specialist in Lansing, Michigan; Associate Professor in Education at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; and currently is a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Urban and Minority Education and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University. And of course she enjoys a great book, trying to keep up with her three sons, and working closely with amazing Teacher Fellows in the LTI Project.