Education professor presents twice at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention
The associate professor of education and director of the Teaching Fellows program was involved in two different presentations at the NCTE Annual Convention in Atlanta, Georgia from Nov. 17-20.
Jeffrey Carpenter, associate professor of education, gave a presentation titled "Backchannels Empower Students and Demystify Literacy" that attracted a standing-room only audience. The presentation addressed why and how educators use digital backchannels to enhance the teaching and learning that occurs in their courses.
Carpenter also gave a research roundtable presentation titled “Educator Perceptions of the Global Read Aloud,” that was based on a study conducted with Elon colleague Julie Justice, assistant professor of education. The research reports on 516 educators' perceptions of their experiences in the 2015 Global Read Aloud project, a grassroots literacy initiative that connects classrooms from around the world in the shared reading and discussion of common texts.