The Sherman Center for Early Learning in Urban Communities is pleased to announce its 2017-18 research fellows, principal investigator, Dr. Kindel Nash, Associate Professor of Education, and co-investigator, Joshua Michael, doctoral student, School of Public Policy.
Dr. Nash and Mr. Michael, in collaboration with families, preservice teachers, and staff (teachers, administrators, family liaisons) at Maree G. Farring Elementary/Middle School, will investigate the effects of a literacy intervention – Read Two Impress. The multi-year study will examine the intervention’s effects on struggling third grade readers when used by preservice teachers and students’ families. It will also explore the effects of implementing the intervention on preservice teachers’ and families’ sense of efficacy in supporting young students’ literacy development.
The Sherman Center award will allow Dr. Nash and Mr. Michael to expand knowledge about a research-based literacy practice while strengthening UMBC’s relationship with the Maree G. Farring Elementary/Middle School community. Please join us in congratulating them.
The Sherman Center request for proposals for the 2018-19 funding cycle will be announced in September and proposals will be due in December 2018. For more information, please contact Sherman Center Director, Mavis Sanders, at firstname.lastname@example.org.