Diane Powell directs the educator training programs for grades PreK–2 at the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative.
Professional Title: Assistant Professor, Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Language learning; teachers' learning and professional development; whole school improvement
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: educator training programs; reading and writing process; literacy coaching
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: The Reading Process, Texts, and Teaching in a Workshop Model; The Writing Process, Students as Writers, and Teaching in a Workshop Model; Multiple Roles of the Literacy Coach; Children's Literature in the Reading and Writing Workshop
Education: B.S. The Ohio State University; M.A. The Ohio State University
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions: Hundley, S. & Powell, D. (1999). "Investigating Letters and Words Through Shared Reading" Chapter 13, in Irene C. Fountas & Gay Su Pinnell, Eds., Voices on Word Matters: Learning About Phonics and Spelling in the Literacy Classroom. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Diane Powell directs the educator training programs for grades PreK-2 at the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative in the School of Education. As a former elementary educator and Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Diane has spent her career working on behalf of elementary children and their successful school experiences. Her work has taken her from classrooms in Columbus, Ohio, to the Department of Defense Dependent Schools in Germany. Her thinking has been greatly influenced by the work of Dr. Marie Clay, Dr. Irene Fountas, and Dr.Gay Su Pinnell, and she continues to deepen her own understandings of how children develop effective and efficient reading and writing processing systems so she can better serve the professionals that are part of the Center's network.
Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative
The Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative
Phone: 617.349.8424 or 800.999.1959, ext. 8424
29 Everett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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