Schall-Leckrone teaches in the Language and Literacy division of the Graduate
School of Education.
Professional Title: Assistant Professor
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Preparing teachers to work with culturally and linguistically
diverse children; second language and literacy development; disciplinary
literacy; collaborative leadership.
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
and bilingual education.
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Sheltered
English Immersion (PreK-6); Sheltered English Immersion (5-12); Teaching
English to Speakers of Other Languages: Content Areas
Education: BA, Swarthmore College; MAT, School for International Training; PhD, Boston College.
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions:
L. & McQuillan, P.J. (2013). Collaboration within a Teacher Education
Program: Preparing History Teachers to Teach English Learners. In J. Nagle
(Ed.) Creating Collaborative Learning Communities to Improve English
Learner Instruction: College Faculty, School Teachers, and Pre-service
Teachers Learning Together in the 21st Century. Charlotte, NC: Information
Age Publishing, Inc.Schall-Leckrone, L. & McQuillan, P.J.
(2012). Preparing History Teachers to Work with English Learners through a
Focus on the Academic Language of Historical Analysis. Journal of English
for Academic Purposes, 11, 246-266.Schall-Leckrone, L. &
O’Connor, K. (2012). Fostering
Content-Based Instruction through Collaboration. Invited article. TESOL
Connections. August.Representative List of Recent
Presentations:Schall-Leckrone, L. (2013). Fostering
disciplinary literacy skills of adolescent bilingual learners (BLs): Teaching
the language of history. Academic Language in the Content Areas for English
Learners Conference. St Michael’s College, Colchester, VT. May 16th.McQuillan, P.J., Enterline, S., Schall-Leckrone, L., Kershner, B. & Backe,
S. (2012). Leadership in urban schools: Creating a common culture. NEERO,
Portsmouth, NH. May 3.Schall-Leckrone, L. & Pavlak, C.M. (2012).
Teach the students not the course: Preparing secondary content teachers to
teach English learners. AERA Meeting, Vancouver, BC. April 15Schall-Leckrone, L. & McQuillan, P.J. (2012). Integrating language and
content instruction in history: Preparing pre-service history teachers to work
with English learners. AERA Meeting, Vancouver, BC. April 14.Schall-Leckrone, L. & O’Connor, K. (2012). Equipping teachers to provide
content-based language learning to English learners. TESOL Convention.
Philadelphia, PA. March 29.
to completing her doctorate, Laura worked for seventeen years as a bilingual
teacher, Spanish teacher, and K-12 curriculum director in urban and suburban
public schools settings. Her teaching and research center on the preparation of
teachers to teach linguistically diverse youth and pedagogy that promotes
disciplinary and critical literacies. Her recent work focuses on preparing
history teachers to teach adolescent bilingual learners literacy skills of
civic engagement, such as telling a compelling story, debating key ideas, and
advancing an argument.
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