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Leann Curry

Email Addresses
leann.curry@mwsu.edu
My Websites

Education and Reading
Assistant Professor Curriculum and Instruction

Office Location
Ferguson Hall 213
Office Hours

Tues/Thurs 8:00a.m.-1:00p.m.

Phone
Voice: (940) 397-4965
Fax: (940) 397-4694

Curriculum and Learning
Chair

Office Location
Ferguson Hall 213
Phone
Voice: (940) 397-4965
Fax: (940) 397-4694
  Semester Course # Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Fall 2017 READ4213 Teaching Reading/Language Arts Ferguson Hall 303

 

M -R 8:00 – 10:00   

 

Details Fall 2017 READ4203 Developmental Reading Off-Campus John Tower Elem

M & W 8a.m.- 3:00p.m.

Details Fall 2017 ECED5103 Introduction to the Young Child Ferguson Hall Online Course

Online Course--D2L

Details Fall 2017 ECED3103 Intro to the Young Child Online

online

Details Summer II 2017 ECED5103 Introduction to the Young Child Ferguson Hall Online Course

Online Course--WEB CT

Details Summer II 2017 ECED4133 Early Childhood Curriculum Ferguson Hall 303

M-R 8-10

Details Summer II 2017 ECED3103 Intro to the Young Child Online

online

Details Summer II 2017 ECED 5103 X20 Introduction to the Young Child Ferguson Hall Internet Class

Internet course

Details Summer I 2017 READ4213 Teaching Reading/Language Arts Ferguson Hall 303

 

M -R 8:00 – 10:00   

 

Details Summer I 2017 READ4203 Developmental Reading Off-Campus John Tower Elem

M-F 8a.m.- 3:00p.m.

Details Spring 2017 READ4213 Teaching Reading/Language Arts Off-Campus

 

M -F 8:00 – 9:50   

 

Details Spring 2017 READ4203 Developmental Reading Off-Campus John Tower Elem

M & W 8a.m.- 3:00p.m.

Details Spring 2017 ECED3103 Intro to the Young Child Online

online

Details Fall 2016 READ4213 Teaching Reading/Language Arts Off-Campus

 

M -F 8:00 – 9:50   

 

Details Fall 2016 READ4203 Developmental Reading Off-Campus John Tower Elem

M & W 8a.m.- 3:00p.m.

Details Fall 2016 ECED5103 Introduction to the Young Child Ferguson Hall Online Course

Online Course--D2L

Details Fall 2016 ECED3103 Intro to the Young Child Online

online

Details Summer II 2016 READ3013 Child and Adolescent Literature Ferguson Hall 303

M-R 10:10am to 12:10am

Details Summer II 2016 ECED4133 Early Childhood Curriculum Ferguson Hall 303

M-R 8-10

Details Summer I 2016 READ4213 Teaching Reading/Language Arts Ferguson Hall 201

 

M -F 8:00 – 9:50   

 

Details Summer I 2016 READ4203 Developmental Reading Off-Campus John Tower Elem

M & W 8a.m.- 3:00p.m.

Details Spring 2016 READ4213 Teaching Reading/Language Arts Off-Campus

 

M -F 8:00 – 9:50   

 

Details Spring 2016 READ4203 Developmental Reading Off-Campus John Tower Elem

M & W 8a.m.- 3:00p.m.

Details Spring 2016 ECED5103 Introduction to the Young Child Ferguson Hall Online Course

Online Course--D2L

Details Spring 2016 ECED3103 Intro to the Young Child Online

online

Details Fall 2015 READ4213 Teaching Reading/Language Arts Off-Campus John Tower Elementary

 

M & W 8:00 – 11:50   

 

Details Fall 2015 READ4203 Developmental Reading Off-Campus John Tower Elem

M & W 8a.m.- 11:50p.m.

Details Fall 2015 ECED5103 Introduction to the Young Child Ferguson Hall Online Course

Online Course--D2L

Details Fall 2015 ECED3103 Intro to the Young Child Online

online

Details Summer II 2015 READ3013 Child and Adolescent Literature Prothro-Yeager Hall 303

M-R 10:10am to 12:10am

Details Summer II 2015 ECED4133 Early Childhood Curriculum Prothro-Yeager Hall 303

M-R 8-10

Details Summer I 2015 READ4213 Teaching Reading/Language Arts Ferguson Hall 201

 

M -F 8:00 – 9:50   

 

Details Summer I 2015 READ4203 Developmental Reading Off-Campus John Tower Elem

M & W 8a.m.- 3:00p.m.

Details Spring 2015 READ4213 Teaching Reading/Language Arts Off-Campus John Tower Elementary

 

M & W 8:00 – 11:50   

 

Details Spring 2015 READ4203 Developmental Reading Off-Campus John Tower Elem

M & W 8a.m.- 11:50p.m.

Details Spring 2015 ECED3103 Intro to the Young Child Online

online

Details Fall 2014 READ4213 Teaching Reading/Language Arts Off-Campus John Tower Elementary

 

M & W 8:00 – 11:50   

 

Details Fall 2014 READ4203 Developmental Reading Off-Campus John Tower Elem

M & W 8a.m.- 11:50p.m.

Details Fall 2014 ECED5103 Introduction to the Young Child Ferguson Hall Online Course

Online Course--D2L

Details Fall 2014 ECED3103 Intro to the Young Child Online

online

Details Summer II 2014 READ3013 Child and Adolescent Literature Prothro-Yeager Hall 303

M-R 10:10am to 12:10am

Details Summer II 2014 ECED4133 Early Childhood Curriculum Prothro-Yeager Hall 303

M-R 8-10

Details Summer I 2014 READ4213 Teaching Reading/Language Arts Off-Campus FE 303

 

M -R 8:00 – 10:00   

 

Details Summer I 2014 READ4203 Developmental Reading Ferguson Hall 303

 

May Term 2014

M-R 8a.m. - 3:00p.m.

 

Details Spring 2014 READ4213 Teaching Reading/Language Arts Off-Campus John Tower Elementary

 

M & W 8:00 – 11:50   

 

Details Spring 2014 READ4203 Developmental Reading Off-Campus John Tower Elem

M & W 8a.m.- 11:50p.m.

Details Spring 2014 ECED5103 Introduction to the Young Child Ferguson Hall Online Course

Online Course--D2L

Details Spring 2014 ECED3103 Intro to the Young Child Online

online

Details Fall 2013 READ4213 Teaching Reading/Language Arts Off-Campus John Tower Elementary

 

M & W 8:00 – 11:50   

 

Details Fall 2013 READ4203 Developmental Reading Ferguson Hall John Tower Elem

 

M & W 8a.m. - 11:50p.m.

 

Details Fall 2013 ECED5103 Introduction to the Young Child Ferguson Hall Online Course

Online Course--D2L

Details Fall 2013 ECED3103 Intro to the Young Child Online

online

Details Fall 2013 ECED 5103 Introduction to the Young Child Ferguson Hall Internet Class

Internet course

Details Summer II 2013 READ3013 Child and Adolescent Literature Prothro-Yeager Hall 202

M-R 10:10am to 12:10am

Details Summer II 2013 ECED4133 Early Childhood Curriculum Prothro-Yeager Hall 202

M-R 8-10

Details Summer I 2013 READ4213 Teaching Reading/Language Arts Off-Campus FE 202

 

M & W 8:00 – 11:50   

 

Details Summer I 2013 READ4203 Developmental Reading Ferguson Hall 202

 

May Term 2012

M-R 8a.m. - 3:00p.m.

 

Details Spring 2013 READ4213 Teaching Reading/Language Arts Off-Campus John Tower Elementary

 

M & W 8:00 – 11:50   

 

Details Spring 2013 READ4203 Developmental Reading Off-Campus John Tower Elem

M & W 8a.m.- 11:50p.m.

Details Spring 2013 ECED3103 Intro to the Young Child Online

online

Details Fall 2012 READ4213 Teaching Reading/Language Arts Off-Campus John Tower Elementary

 

M & W 8:00 – 11:50   

 

Details Fall 2012 READ4203 Developmental Reading Off-Campus John Tower Elem

M & W 8a.m.- 11:50p.m.

Details Fall 2012 ECED5103 Introduction to the Young Child Ferguson Hall Online Course

Online Course--D2L

Details Fall 2012 ECED3103 Intro to the Young Child Online

online

Details Fall 2012 ECED 5103 Introduction to the Young Child Online Internet Class

Internet course

Details Fall 2012 ECED 5103 Introduction to the Young Child Ferguson Hall Internet Class

Internet course

Details Summer II 2012 READ3013 Child and Adolescent Literature Prothro-Yeager Hall 202

M-R 10:10am to 12:10am

Details Summer II 2012 ECED4133 Early Childhood Curriculum Prothro-Yeager Hall 202

M-R 8-10

Details Summer I 2012 READ4203 Developmental Reading Ferguson Hall 202

 

May Term 2012

M-R 8a.m. - 3:00p.m.

 

Details Summer I 2012 ECED3103 Intro to the Young Child Online

online

Details Spring 2012 READ 4213 202 Teaching Reading and Language Arts Ferguson Hall Classroom at John Tower Elem

Monday and Wednesday 8am to 11:50am

Details Spring 2012 READ 4203 202 Developmental Reading Ferguson Hall John Tower Elementary

 

Monday through Friday 8:00a.m.-3:00p.m. (May Term)

Monday and Wednesday 8:00a.m.- 12:00p.m. (Fall and Spring)

Details Spring 2012 ECED 5103 X20 Introduction to the Young Child Ferguson Hall Internet Class

Internet course

Details Spring 2012 ECED 3103 X20 Introduction to the Young Child Ferguson Hall Online Course

Internet Course-Web CT

Details Fall 2011 READ 6213 X10 Foundations of Reading Ferguson Hall Online

Online

Details Fall 2011 READ 4213 102 Teaching Reading and Language Arts Ferguson Hall John Tower Elementary

Monday and Wednesday 8am-12:00p.m.

Details Fall 2011 READ 4203 102 Developmental Reading Ferguson Hall John Tower Elementary

Monday through Friday 8:00a.m.-3:00p.m. (May Term)

Monday and Wednesday 8:00a.m.- 12:00p.m. (Fall and Spring)

Details Fall 2011 ECED 3103 X10 Introduction to the Young Child Ferguson Hall Online Course

Internet Course

Details Summer II 2011 READ 3013 401 Child and Adolescent Literature Dillard College of Business Administration 343

Monday through Thursday, 10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Details Summer II 2011 ECED4133 401 Early Childhood Curriculum Dillard College of Business Administration 343

Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Institution Degree Graduation Date
University of North Texas Doctor of Philosophy in Literacy and Language Studies 2014-5-9 0:0:0
Midwestern State University Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies Dec 19 1995 12:00AM
Midwestern State University Master of Education in Reading May 11 2002 12:00AM
Institution Position Start Date End Date
Midwestern State University Assistant Professor, Chair Dept of C&L 08/01/2015 present
Wichita Falls Independent School District Special Education Teacher 1995-11-10 1995-05-30
YMCA Early Childhood Coordinator 1996-06-01 1997-08-04
Wichita Falls Independent School District Alternative Kindergarten Teacher 1997-08-05 2003-07-07
Midwestern State University Adjunct Instructor 2002-08-15 2003-08-15
Midwestern State University Instructor 2003-08-16 2014-08-31
Midwestern State University Assistant Professor 2014 Fall Present

Research and Scholarly Activity

            Refereed Journals

                       

Reeves, E., Curry, D., McIntyre, C., & Anderson, N. (In Press) Online Literature Circles: Developing Culturally Responsive Pre-Service Teachers. The Texas Forum of Teacher Education.

 

McIntyre, C., Reeves, E., & Curry, D. (2017) A Case Study of One Adolescent's Poetry Writing Processes Using Think-Aloud. Ubiquity: The Journal of Literature, Literacy, and the Arts, Research Strand http://ed-ubiquity.gsu.edu/wordpress/ ISSN: 2379-3007

 

Curry, D.L., Reeves, E., McIntyre, C.J.  (2016). Connecting schools and families: Understanding the influence of home literacy practices. Texas Journal of Literacy Education.

 

Reeves, E., Curry, D., McIntyre, C., & Anderson, N. (In Press) Online Literature Circles: Developing Culturally Responsive Pre-Service Teachers. The Texas Forum of Teacher Education.

 

Huang, S. H., Cobb, S., Whisnand, L., Pacheco, E.  & Curry, D.L.  (2015). Organizing a University-Based Reading Clinic Program for Struggling Readers. The Middle Years: Australian Literacy Educator’s Association Journal, 24, 27-36.

 

            Refereed Conference Proceedings

 

Curry, Ph.D., D.L., Lilienthal, Ed.D., L.K. & Blacklock, Ed.D., P.J. (2015). The Impact of Videotaped Teaching on Reflective Practices of Preservice Teachers. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015(pp. 1827-1831). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Lilienthal, L. & Curry, D. (2015). Using Children's Literature and Digital Storytelling to Engage Preservice Teachers in the Creative Writing Process. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (pp. 575-577). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

            Manuscripts (In Review)

 

S. H, Huang & Curry, D.L. (2017, In Review). Interactive Literacy Approach to Support Struggling Reader’s Literacy Skills in R. Morris. Progress in Education. Nova Science Publishing, NY.

 

 

            Book Chapters

 

Reeves, E., Cartwright, A. M., & Curry, D. L. (2018). Building upon Inspiration and Aspirations with Hope, Courage, and Strength in Teacher Education. ATE Yearbook XXVI, Volume 6.

 

Blacklock, P.J. & Curry, D.L. (2017). Professional Learning Community Practices and Characteristics Supporting Teacher Candidate and Student Learning within Selected Professional Development Schools. In Current Perspectives on School/University/Community Research. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Reeves, E., Cartwright, A., & Curry, D. L. (2016). Strengthening Culturally Responsive Teaching through Existing Professional Development School Partnerships. Professional Development Schools Research Book Series, Volume 6.

 

Curry, D.L., & Cannella, G.S. (2013).  Reconceptualist Her/Histories in Early Childhood Studies: Challenges, Power Relations, and Critical Activism. In V. Pacini-Ketchabaw & L. Prochner (Eds.), Re-situating Canadian Early Childhood Education. NY: Peter Lang.

 

            Other Publications

 

McIntyre, C.J., Reeves, E., Curry, D., 2017.  Pre-service teachers: TCTELA provides professional development opportunity. Texas Voices: A Newsletter of the Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts. Spring 2017 29 (5).

 

McIntyre, C.J., Reeves, E., Curry, D., 2017.  TCTELA provides grants for pre-service teachers to attend conference. Texas Voices: A Newsletter of the Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts. Summer 2017 29 (6).

 

 

            Published Technical Reports

Bral, C., Curry, D.L, & Capps, M.A. (2017) Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation Self Study Report

 

Capps, M.A. & Curry, D.L. (2016). National Science Teachers Association Specialty Program Area program report.

 

Curry, D.L. (2014).  National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Institutional Report for Standard 3.

           

            Grants

Raise Your Hand Texas Grant Submission. Amount $320,000(unfunded). Curry, D.L., Capps, M. & Blacklock, P. (2017). Raising Texas Teachers

 

West Foundation Grant Award recipient. Amount $5,000. Reeves, E. Curry, D.L., & McIntyre, C. (2016). Tablet-Based Pre-Service Teacher Evaluations.

 

Midwestern State University Internal Grant Award recipient. Amount $600.00. Lynskey, A.C. & Curry, D.L.  (2015). Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Professional Development Schools.

 

West Foundation Grant Award recipient. Amount $43, 9400 Blacklock, J., & Curry, D.L. (2014). West College of Education and Professional Development Schools: A Collaborative for Improving Pre-Service and In-Service Teacher Practice, Student Learning, and Research Opportunities.

 

Midwestern State University Internal Grant Award recipient. Amount $5000.00 Blacklock, J., & Curry, D.L. (2012). School Culture: Comparing Professional Learning Community Characteristics between Professional Development and Non-Professional Development Schools.

 

            Book Reviews

 

Book Review: Early Childhood Education Curriculum: A Child’s Connection to the World. Delmar Learning. May 2007.

 

Book Review: Beginnings and Beyond: Foundations in Early Childhood Education. Carlisle Publishing. April 2006.

 

Book Review: Essentials of Early Childhood Education. Delmar Learning. Spring 2005.

 

            Research Presentations

The Effects of Literature Circles on Teacher Efficacy, Empathy, and Professional Responsibility in PDS. Paper presented at the National Association of Professional Development Schools National Conference (NAPDS). March 2017. Washington, D.C.

 

Staying Current with State Evaluation Systems and Expectations through Electronic Observations. Paper presented at the National Association of Professional Development Schools National Conference (NAPDS). March 2017. Washington, D.C.

 

Using TTESS to Facilitate Pre-Service Teacher Reflections. Research presentation at the Midwestern State University Celebration of Scholarship. April 2017. Wichita Falls, TX.

 

        Reflective Practice: Using Google Drive to Improve the Quality of Learning during Clinical Teaching. Research Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education National Conference (SITE). March 2017. Austin, TX.

 

        Taking Sheltered Instruction Digital: A Review of Classroom Technologies that Support ELL students. Research Poster presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education National Conference (SITE). March 2017. Austin, TX.

 

Effective Classroom Management Practices for Yesterday’s, Today’s and Tomorrow’s Ever-Changing Classrooms. Paper presented at the Association of Teacher Educators National Conference (ATE). February 2017. Orlando, FL.

 

Electronic Observations: Using Real Data to Promote Reflection and Continuously Improve Programs. Paper presented at the Southwest Educational Research Association Regional Conference (SERA). February 2017. New Orleans, LA.

 

The Impact of Videotaped Teaching and Shared Practice on Reflective Practices and Perceptions of Preservice Teachers. Paper presented at the OTEL, International Literacy Association (ILA). July 2016. Boston, MA.

 

Reflective Thinking Practices of Preservice Teachers: The Role of Videotaped Teaching and Shared Practice Protocols. Research Poster presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education National Conference (SITE). March 2016. Savannah, GA.

 

Using Videotaped Teaching and Shared Practice to Increase Reflective Thought of Pre-Service Teachers. Paper presented at the National Association of Professional Development Schools National Conference (NAPDS). March 2016. Washington, D.C.

 

Strengthening Culturally Responsive Teaching through Existing Professional Development School Partnerships. Paper presented at the Southwest Educational Research Association Regional Conference (SERA). February 2016. New Orleans, LA.

 

Successful PLC Practices Impacting Student Achievement within a Culture of High Stakes Accountability. Paper presented at the Association of Teacher Educators National Conference (ATE). February 2016. Chicago, IL.

 

School Culture: Comparing Professional Learning Community Characteristics between Professional Development and Non-Professional Development Schools. Paper presented at the Association of Teacher Educators National Conference (ATE). February 2015. Phoenix, AZ.

 

The Impact of Videotaped Teaching on Reflective Practices of Preservice Teachers. Research poster presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education National Conference (SITE). March 2015. Las Vegas, NV.

 

Using Children’s Literature and Digital Storytelling to Engage Preservice Teachers in the Creative Writing Process. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education National Conference (SITE). March 2015. Las Vegas, NV.

 

Supporting Pre-Service and In-Service Teacher Learning when Teaching Online Reading Courses. Paper presented at the International Reading Association National Conference (IRA). May 2014. New Orleans, LA.

 

School Culture: Comparing Professional Learning Community Characteristics between Professional Development and Non-Professional Development Schools. Research presented at the Midwestern State University Scholarship Colloquium. April 2014. Wichita Falls, TX.

 

The Impact of Home Digital Literacy Practices on Emergent Literacy Skills. Paper presented at the International Reading Association National Conference (IRA). April 2013. San Antonio, TX.

 

Using Running Records with Older Students. Paper presented at the International Reading Association National Conference (IRA). April 2012. Chicago, IL.

 

An Exploration of Shared Reading Interactions between Mother and Child. Paper presented at the International Reading Association National Conference (IRA). April 2011. Orlando, FL.

 

Using Digital Story Creation to Engage Preservice Teachers in Children’s Literature. Paper presented at the International Reading Association National Conference (IRA). April 2010. Chicago, IL.

 

Using Electronic Storybooks to Facilitate Optimal Language Development. Paper presented at the International Reading Association National Conference (IRA). May 2009. Minneapolis, MN.

 

Facilitating Language Development and Family/School Relationships through Story Book Reading. Paper presented at the International Reading Association National Conference (IRA). May 2008. Atlanta, GA.

 

Facilitating Language Development and Family/School Relationships through Electronic Story Books. Research poster presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education National Conference (SITE). March 2008. Las Vegas, NV.

 

The Effects of Literature Circles on Teacher Efficacy, Empathy, and Professional Responsibility. Paper presented at the International Reading Association National Conference (IRA). May 2007. Toronto, Canada.

 

The Impact of Web Communities and Online Literature Circles on Teacher Efficacy. Research poster presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education National Conference (SITE). March 2007. San Antonio, TX.

                       

Connecting Pre-Service Teachers to Critical Issues through Multicultural Literature and Online Literature Circles. Paper presented at the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE). February 2007. San Jose, CA.

 

Profiling and Positively Altering Pre-service Teacher Affect. Research Presentation. Paper presented at the International Reading Association National Conference (IRA). May 2006. Chicago, IL.

 

The Literacy Connection: Linking Families and Schools. Paper presented at the Southwest Regional International Reading Association Conference (IRA). February 2006. Albuquerque, NM.

 

Ties That Bind: Linking Families and Schools. Workshop presented at the National Association for Bilingual Education National Conference (NABE). January 2006. Phoenix, AZ.

 

           Profiling Teacher Reading Attitudes and Interests. Paper presented at the International Reading Association National Conference (IRA). May 2005.

        San Antonio, TX.

 

        History of Early Childhood Education. Paper presented at University of North Texas Doctoral Cohort. June 2004. Denton, TX.

 

           The Wonderful World of Tedd Arnold. Workshop presented at the Texas Association for the Improvement of Reading (TAIR). February 2004. Wichita Falls, TX.

 

            Research Presentations with Undergraduate Students

 

        Anderson, N. (April, 2017). Effects of D2L Literature Circles on Teacher Efficacy. Poster presentation at the spring 2017 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Forum at MSU in Wichita Falls, TX. Faculty Mentor for the project.

 

        Brown, B. & Johnson, M. (November, 2016). Reflective Practice: Impacting the Quality of Learning Experiences during Clinical Teaching. Poster presentation at the fall 2016 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Forum at MSU in Wichita Falls, TX. Faculty Mentor for the project.

 

        Brady, M. (April, 2016). Reflective Thinking Practices of Pre-service      Teachers: The Role of Videotaped Teaching and Shared Practice Protocols. Poster presentation at the spring 2016 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Forum at MSU in Wichita Falls, TX. Faculty Mentor for the project.

 

        Barona, Kevin. (November, 2015). Reflective Practices of Pre-Service Teachers Using Video Analysis. Poster presentation at the spring 2016 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Forum at MSU in Wichita Falls, TX. Faculty Mentor for the project.

 

            Applied Research

 

        2016 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Specialized Professional Association Accreditation Report (SPA).

 

        2004-present: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) EC-6 Accreditation Report.

 

        2004-2014: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standard 3 Institutional Report.

 

The West College of Education considers the teaching of field-based professional development courses to be a living laboratory for the testing and evaluation of educational theory and thus a useful and valid form of scholarship. Each semester I teach two field-based courses, Developmental Reading and Teaching Reading Language Arts, at John Tower Elementary School.