On November 29, Dreeben School of Education Professor and Director of Teacher Education, Elda Martinez, Ed.D., presented at the 67th Annual Conference of the Literacy Research Association in Tampa, Florida. The theme of the 2017 conference was Literacy Research for Expanding Meaningfulness.
Martinez presented along with team members Jodi Louise Pilgrim, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Education Department at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Sheri Vasinda, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Literacy Education at Oklahoma State University and Christie Bledsoe, Ed.D., Associate Professor in the Doctor of Education Program at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. The presentation, titled “Concepts of Web-based Print and Media”, focused on the development of an instrument to determine students’ knowledge and skills about online reading, including the evaluation of online print and media.
The Literacy Research Association (LRA) is a community of scholars dedicated to promoting research that enriches the knowledge, understanding, and development of lifespan literacies in a multicultural and multilingual world.
Dr. Elda Martinez taught general and special education in K-12 for ten years. She has been with the University of the Incarnate Word for 13 years overseeing the Teacher Education Program. In addition to teaching and scholarship, she is committed to serving the profession in her local community and professional committees. She is the 2017-2021 General Robert F. McDermott Chair in Leadership. Her research interests include teacher preparation, teacher development, special education, assessment, and digital literacy.
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