Selected Clients

Lead writer of a 2012 policy guide on early-grade literacy and technology investments, to be distributed in developed and developing countries across the globe.

Chief literacy consultant for three-year incubation project on new technologies to transform the lives of young readers.

National Working Group on Funding Student Success (School Finance Redesign Project, University of Washington)
Paper for policymakers on making financial decisions to better support literacy learning in schools.

Young Audiences, Inc.

Original stories, poems, and biographies for assessment of national arts-infused literacy program (Arts for Learning Lessons) for grades 3 - 5. Also created assessment design, questions, and scoring rubrics in collaboration with learning scientists at the University of Washington. Co-authored a conceptual analysis of how the arts can facilitate literacy development. Co-authored an interview-analysis study of the program's effects.

ThinkLink Learning/Discovery Education
Design and value analysis, research reviews, and literacy framework support for assessment development project.

University of Washington (John Bransford)
Academic research review for "Assessing Twenty-First Century Learning" project.

Center for Urban School Improvement, University of Chicago; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Investigative interviews, analysis, and research report on new assessment technologies and their use by elementary literacy teachers in Reading First schools.

Leader of district-level design meetings with the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools for developing on-line teacher professional development, assessment, and planning tools as part of a new information infrastructure.

Project LISTEN, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Project review and consultation for speech-recognition software (The Reading Tutor).

Wireless Generation

Invited speaker and co-presenter with Wireless Generation CEO Larry Berger at the 2004 International Reading Association's Reading Research Conference, speaking on research behind new technology tools for beginning readers and their teachers.

Educational writer for helping Reading First teachers to interpret assessment data from the DIBELS assessment, using Wireless Generation's handheld technology tools. Worked in consultation with Dr. Roland Good and Dr. Ruth Kaminski, University of Oregon.

Provided product design review and strategies in early phases of piloting and development of the Burst Reading early intervention product. Created some of the instructional activities, wrote some of the teacher materials, and authored a white paper to coincide with the product launch.

Harvard Institute for Statewide Literacy Initiatives (Harvard University and University of Washington)
Chief content architect for new ways that technology can capture knowledge and presentations at conferences, so that school leaders can review and benefit from the latest information on effective instructional practices.

Tennessee State Department of Education
Advisor for Tennessee State Reading Panel; Member of Learning Scientist review team for federal technology project; Communication facilitator between literacy and technology projects.

Little Planet Learning
Content authoring and designing of literacy software. Reviewer of commercial products for literacy development.

Modern Red Schoolhouse Institute
Seminar leader for executive staff retreat on issues related to DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills), a key assessment in the Reading First program.

Center for Information Technology Education (CITE)
Seminar leader for semi-annual conference.

University of Illinois at Chicago, Center for the Study of Learning, Instruction, and Teacher Development
Consulting writer for submission of federal research report on new technology tools for first grade readers.

National Science Foundation
Grant panel reviewer.

U.S. Department of Education
Grant panel reviewer.

Barnes & Noble
In-store professional development workshop for teachers on increasing their students' literacy motivation and achievement.

Third Grade Teacher Reading Academy, Texas Reading Initiative (Texas Department of Special Education, Center for Academic and Reading Skills, University of Texas-Houston Medical Center)
Reviewer of professional development plans.

Houghton Mifflin
Reviewer for content database project targeting literacy instructional practices.