Dr. Stairs-Davenport challenges students in the Literacy, Language, and Culture Program at USM to read to a child for 15 minutes and post a photo to social media. Dr. Stairs-Davenport and her niece Lily read Amazing Animals. Join them at #ReadtoME. More information about the challenge and resources for supporting daily read alouds may be found at the Maine DOE website: http://www.maine.gov/doe/readtome/
Two current students and five recent graduates from the University of Southern Maine have been invited to share their work at the Northern New England Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (NNE TESOL) Annual Fall Conference, along with faculty member Dr. Andrea Stairs-Davenport, of the Literacy, Language and Culture Program.
The Marshwood Education Foundation Prize Patrol surprised its first Spring Grant recipient, Marshwood Middle School 7th Grade History teacher Andrew Rowe, on Friday May 15th. Mr. Rowe is currently pursuing an MSEd in Literacy at the University of Southern Maine and previously completed the Extended Teacher Education Program.
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has awarded Sherri-Ann Lavallee certification, making her a National Board Certified Teacher. Lavallee prepared for National Board Certification during her Certificate of Advanced Studies program in Literacy Education at University of Southern Maine.
The Literacy, Language and Culture Program, in collaboration with the Southern Maine Writing Project and the Betterment Fund, has released Maine Teen Writing 2014: A Collection of Award-Winning Works by Maine Middle and High School Students.