Dr. McMackin teaches in the Language and Literacy program and serves as the coordinator of the Urban Teacher Center Program.
Professional Title: Professor
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Writing assessment and instruction; differentiated instruction using leveled graphic organizers; nonfiction reading and writing; digital storytelling
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: teaching of writing; literacy
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: The Teaching of Writing K-12
Education: Ed.D., University of Massachusetts, Lowell; M.Ed., Boston State College; B.S., Boston State College
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions:
M.C., Rauchwerk, S., Cambone, J., Curtis, M.E., Andrusik, K., & Brown, D.
N. (2013). Preparing urban teachers: Working outside the university box. Kappan, 94(7), p. 24.
Mary C. McMackin is a professor in the Language and Literacy Division of the Graduate School of Education at Lesley University, where she teaches EEDUC 6001, The Teaching of Writing K-12. She also serves as the Lesley University coordinator and faculty mentor for the in the Lesley University/Urban Teacher Center program, a clinically-based Master's degree program offered in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Mary has co-authored eight books for K-8 teachers and has published several articles. She is on the board of the Massachusetts Reading Association and Phi Delta Kappa (PDK-Harvard University Chapter). Mary has spoken at conferences across the United States and works regularly with elementary and middle school teachers. She is a past recipient of the Massachusetts Association of College and
University Reading Educator's (MACURE) Celebrate Literacy Award, which
recognizes organizations, institutions, or individuals who have
contributed to the field of literacy.
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