School of Education faculty member publishes book on disciplinary literacy

Lindsay Woodward, assistant professor of secondary literacy, has published a book entitled Digitally Supported Disciplinary Literacy for Diverse K-5 Classrooms.

Woodward, along with co-authors Jamie Colwell of Old Dominion University and Amy Hutchison of Clemson University, recognized the need for elementary students to have opportunities to engage in the specific literacies related to math, science, social studies, and English Language Arts, and the affordances of digital tools to support this type of learning.

The book, published with Teachers College Press, draws on Woodward and colleagues’ previous research on supporting teachers’ professional development in these areas and utilizing specific frameworks for professional development. It is currently available for pre-order and will be released on July 10, 2020.

Woodward joined the School of Education faculty in 2015. Her courses at Drake focus on a range of literacy issues and topics, and she also teaches graduate courses in research methodology.

She is the Program Chairperson for the TACTL-SIG of the American Educational Research Association, a Research Advisory Council member for the UNI Center for Educational Transformation, and publishes regularly in the areas teacher professional development, online reading comprehension, and disciplinary literacy.