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Presentations

REBECCA S ANDERSON

Professor

Instruction Curriculum Leadership

Office Location: 406 Ball Hall

Phone: (901) 678-3977

Email: rsandrsn@memphis.edu

  • Invited Presentations  
  • DeMeulle, L., Anderson, R. S. , & Johnston, J. (September, 1995). Getting connected with self and others: Using technology as a methodology for self-inquiry. Invited keynote presenter at the Conference on The Researcher as Human Being, Oslo, Norway.
  • Conferences
  • Farris, M., & Anderson [Sharpe], R. S. (1990, March). Teachers help parents help children: A thematic approach goes home! Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North Carolina Council of International Reading Association, Winston-Salem, NC.
  • Cherry, T., & Anderson [Sharpe], R. S. (1990, September). The importance of using visuals in content reading, writing, and learning. Paper presented at the Uberto Price Reading and Language Arts Symposium, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
  • Anderson [Sharpe], R. S., & Farris, M. (1991, March). Parental involvement: An action project. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North Carolina Council of International Reading Association, Charlotte, NC.
  • Anderson [Sharpe], R. S. (199l, May). Teaching assistants as researchers in college classes. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Reading Association, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Coffman, G. A., & Anderson [Sharpe], R. S. (1992, May). Understandings of literacy portfolios. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Reading Association, Orlando, FL.
  • Reid, S. S., & Anderson [Sharpe], R. S. (1993, February). Using collegial journals for reflective research in teacher education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association, Clearwater, FL.
  • Strehle, E. L., Niles, J. A., & Anderson, R. S. (1993, December). Learning to teach literacy by creating instructional change during the student teaching practicum. Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Charleston, SC.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Niles, J. A. (1993, December). Exploring student self-assessment in a reading methods class: A democratic instructional approach. Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Charleston, SC.
  • Reid, S. S., & Anderson, R. S. (1993, December). Studying my teaching together: Using dialogue journals for teacher research. In J. Niles (Chair), Looking critically at our own teaching: Sharing power in undergraduate literacy classes. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Charleston, SC.
  • DeMeulle, L., & Anderson, R. S. (1994, April). Evaluating professional development school collaborations. Presented at the Invisible College: American Education Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Speck, B. W. (1994, October). A day in The Memphis Urban Writing Institute. Presented at the annual meeting of the Tennessee Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S., & DeMeulle, L. (1994, November). Creating a culture of collaboration in a professional development school. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association, Nashville, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S. (1994, December). Constructing student teaching portfolios: A collaborative process. In M. Ford (Chair), Continuing the dialogue: Conversations about changes in teacher education programs. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • DeMeulle, L., & Anderson, R. S. (1994, December). Building collaborative cultures through constructed knowing. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Confluent Education Special Interest Group, American Educational Research Association, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Roehler, L., DeMeulle, L., Anderson, R. S., & Johnston, J. (1995, April). Thriving on the tension in school/university partnerships. Presented at Invisible College, annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • DeMeulle, L., & Anderson, R. S., & Knowlton, D. S. (1995, November). Using portfolios in the teacher education practicum: What's happening nationally? Paper presented at the annual Mid-South Educational Research Association, Biloxi, MS.
  • Anderson, R. S., Johnston, J., & DeMeulle, L. (1995, December). Self-inquiry through on-line collegial dialogue. In B. Bruneau & C. Rhodes (Chairs) Multiple methodologies for self inquiry in literacy teacher education. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Anderson, R. S. (1995, December). Encouraging all voices to be heard: Constructing collaborative student teacher portfolios. In J. Niles (Chair), Student and teacher educator portfolios: Processes and products in five contexts. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Busching, B., & Anderson, R. S. (1996, March). Growing in reflective assessment of our own practice through e-mail exchanges: Students and professors. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, Boston, MS.
  • Anderson, R. S., DeMeulle, L., & Knowlton, D. (April, 1996). Understanding portfolios in practicum experiences: A national perspective. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, New York.  
  • Knowlton, D., Anderson, R. S., & DeMeulle, L. (November, 1996). Using portfolios in the teacher education practicum: What's happening nationally? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association, Tuscaloosa, AL.
  • Anderson, R. S. (November, 1996). Balancing self, peer, and teacher assessment in the portfolio process. In J. Niles (Chair), The Evolving Use of Student Portfolios: Central Issues in Six Literacy Education Contexts. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Speck, B. W. (April, 1997). Working together: Studying our team teaching. In J. Richards (Chair), Expanding the knowledge base about self-inquiry: Merging academic perspectives with practitioner voices. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Anderson, R. S. (April, 1997). Advances in confluent education. Chair, SIG/Confluent Education Book Session at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Johnston, J., DeMeulle, L., & Anderson, R. S. (April, 1997). Using MOO environments for self-study. In M. L. Hamilton (Chair), Evidence of fostering change in teacher education: Snapshots from England. Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Ross, S., Anderson, R. S. & Others. (November, 1997). Restructuring schools to improve educational outcomes: Formative evaluation of the New American Schools scale-up in 34 Memphis City Schools. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association, Memphis, TN.
  • McKinney, M., Roehler, L., Anderson, R. S., Bruneau, B., Scanlan, P., & Ford, M. P. (December, 1997). Learning from those who do and those who don't: After-effects of portfolio experiences in teacher education programs. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Henry, D., Anderson, R. S. (April, 1998). The effects of portfolios on beginning teachers' development as reflective practitioners. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Scanlan, P., Anderson, R. S., McKinney, M., Roehler, L., Bruneau, B., & Ford, M. P. (December, 1998). Sustaining the use of portfolios: How can we help others and ourselves? Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Austin, TX.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Speck, B. W. (December, 1998). Assessment procedures for evaluating teachers' learning about technology integration in a literacy education course. Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Austin, TX.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Speck, B. W. (April, 1999). Using rubrics to assess teachers' skills, attitudes, and knowledge about technology integration. Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Montreal, Canada.
  • Anderson, R. S., McKinney, M., Roehler, L., Bruneau, B., Scanlan, P., & Ford, M. P. (December, 1999). Opening the portfolio again: Conflicting viewpoints on assessment in K-12 classrooms. Roundtable presentation at the 1999 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Orlando, Florida.
  • Anderson, R. S., Thomson, J. A., & Bauer, J. F. (December, 1999). Preservice teachers meet preteens: College class collaborates with sixth graders to write technology-based book. Roundtable presentation at the 1999 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Orlando, Florida.
  • Anderson, R. S. & Bauer, J. F. (December, 2000). ...Out with the old: Restructuring a University Reading Center. Roundtable presentation at the 2000 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • Anderson, R. S. & Puckett, J.B. (2001, December). In line with the on-line class: Using the Internet for field experience responses. Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Anderson, R. S., Bond, C. L., Chapman, V., Dietrich, A., Hill-Clarke, K., Puckett, J., & Smith, L. (2001, December). Restructuring the roles of teaching assistants in the teaching and learning process. Paper presented at the 2001 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Puckett, J. B. & Anderson, R. S. (2002, May). Literacy field experiences: How do we assess on-line? Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the International Reading Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Anderson, R. S., Dietrich, A., Puckett, J., Scott, J., & Smith, L. (2002, December). A partner model of professional development: Middle school content area literacy. Roundtable presentation at the 2002 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Miami, FL.
  • Puckett, J. B., & Anderson, R. S. (2002, December). An online window to the classroom: Monitoring inservice teachers' literacy field experiences. Roundtable presentation at the 2002 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Miami, FL.
  • Anderson, R. S., Dietrich, A., Puckett, J., Scott, J., & Smith, L. (2003, December). Exploring peer assessment in literacy education. Roundtable presentation at the 2003 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Scottsdale, AR.
  • Anderson, R. S., Blanton, W., Moorman, G., Puckett, J. & Roehler, L. (2003, December). Integrating technology into the curriculum: Current directions of literacy educators. Alternative symposium presentation at the 2003 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Scottsdale, AR.
  • Anderson, R. S., Moorman, G., Puckett, J. & Roehler, L. (2004, December). Integrating technology in teacher education: A socio-cultural perspective. Alternative symposium presentation at the 2004 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Anderson, R.S. & Puckett, J. (2004, May) Learning from paraprofessional professsional development: where do we go from here? Research Poster Session at the 2004 annual meeting of The International Reading Association, Reno, Nevada.  
  • Anderson, R.S. & Roehler, L. (2005, December). The transformation of teacher education through technology integration. Alternative symposium presenation at the 2005 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Miami, FL. 
  • Anderson, R.S. & Puckett, J. (2005, February). The Memphis book club project.  Restructuring for Inclusive School Environments (RISE) Reading Conference, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R.S., Flynt, S.E., Hovda, R., & Johnston, J.M. (2006, July). Using storytelling to shape the future of a college of education.  Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices Castle Conference, Herstmonceux, East Sussex, England.  
  • Anderson, R.S. & Roehler, L. (2006, December). Advances in technology use for literacy educators. Alternative symposium presentation at the 2006 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Los Angeles, CA. 
  • Anderson, R.S., Cooter, R.B., Flynt, E.S., Hill-Clarke, K., MacGillivray, Perkins, J.H., & Scott, J. (2007 November). Urban education: Pre-K-12, community and teacher education efforts. Alternative symposium presenation at the 2007 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Austin, TX. 
  • Anderson, R.S., Atkinson, T.S., Rochler, L., Alvarez, M.C., Bowling, E.C., Conley, M. Labbo, L.D., Kinzer, C.K., & Risko, V. (2007, November). Designing and using technology in literacy education courses/programs. Alternative symposium presentation at the 2007 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Austin, TX. 
  • Anderson, R.S., Herren, E.S. (2008, December). Examining reading comprehension instruction during internet projects: Nine middle school teachers' experiences. Presented at the 2008 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Orlando, FL.  
  • Anderson, R.S., Conley, M.W., Alvey, T., Keyes, C., Risko, V.J., Kinzer, C.K., Lohnes, S., Hoffman, D., Turkay, S., Alvarez, M., Labbo, L., Love, M.S., Roehler, L. (2008, December). The multiple roles, dilemmas and opportunities in using technology in teacher preparation and literacy. Alternative Symposium presentation at the 2008 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Orlando, FL.  
  • Seed, A., Anderson, R., Faber, J., & Pollmuller, C. (2009, March). Strengthening our teams through team building activities.18th Annual International Leadership Conference for Post-Secondary Leaders, Nashville, TN. 
  • Anderson, R. S., Conley, M. W., Alvey, T., Keyes, C., Risko, V. J., Kinzer, C. K., (2009, December).  Crossing the digital divide:  Integrating technology into the classroom to build a better world.  Alternative symposium at the 2009 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Linz, W. J. & Anderson, R. S., (2010, December).  Exploring beginning teachersí perceptions:  A secondary analysis of tracking.  Roundtable presentation at the 2010 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Fort Worth, TX.
  • Anderson, R. S., Bauer, J. F., & Robertson, J. (2010, December).  Q&Aís about online teaching and learning:  Seven experienced instructorsí answers. Alternative symposium presentation at the 2010 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Forth Worth, TX.
  • Goode, G., & R. S. Anderson (2011, July).  Technology meets writing:  The writing workshop in the 21st Century.  Workshop presented at the 2011 summer conference of The Martin Institute For Teacher Excellence, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S., Goode, G., Mitchell, J., & R. Thompson. (2011, December). Problem-based learning as a literacy tool in asynchronous online discussion boards. Poster presentation at the 2011annual meeting of the Tennessee Reading Association, Murfreesboro, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S., Goode, G., Mitchell, J., & Thompson, R.  (2011, December). Expanding access, knowledge and participation in online discussions:  The effectiveness of four instructional strategies.  Roundtable  presentation at the 2011 annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Anderson, R. S., Goode, G., Mitchell, J., & Thompson, R.  (2011, December). Problem-based learning as a literacy tool in asynchronous online discussion boards. Poster presentation at the 2011annual meeting of the Tennessee Reading Association, Murfreesboro, TN. 
  • Anderson, R. S., Goode, G., Mitchell, J., & Thompson, R.  (2012, November). Investigating 21st century literacies in two secondary settings:  Using digital tools to teach writing. Roundtable  presentation at the 2012 annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Anderson, R. S.,  & Lowther, D.  (2012, April).  Secondary education leaders:  Creating caring online learning communities. Q&Aís about online teaching and learning. Paper presentation  at the 2012 NZEALS Conference, Tauranga, New Zealand.
  • Goode, G., Mitchell, J., Thompson, R., & Anderson, R. S. (2012, July).  Publish it!  Using technology to share students' writing.  Workshop presented at the 2012 summer conference of The Martin Institute For Teacher Excellence, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Lowther, D. (2013, April).  Providing faculty support for creating effective online syllabi.  Paper presented at The Chair Academy's 22nd Annual International Leadership Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Inservice Presentations

    Nelson, B., Anderson [Sharpe], R. S., & Fortney, S. (October, 1990). Word processing and students with learning disabilities. Presented to Special Educators of Montgomery County Schools, Christiansburg, VA.  

  • Anderson [Sharpe], R. S. ( November, 1992). Literacy portfolios. Presented at the New River Valley Whole Language Support Group and The Whole Language Umbrella, Blacksburg, VA.
  • Anderson, R. S. (April & May, 1994). Process writing in the elementary school. Inservice at Oakhaven Elementary School, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S. (June, 1994). Using portfolios in elementary classrooms. Inservice at Riverdale Elementary School, Germantown, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S. and others (August, 1994). Voices of Love & Freedom: A pilot project. Presentation at Oakhaven Elementary School, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Snider, M. (September, 1994). Using portfolios in K-2 classrooms. Inservice at Frayser Elementary School, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S., Maxwell, S., & 5th grade teachers from Riverdale Elementary. (February, 1995). Sharing our stories about portfolios. Inservice at Keystone Elementary School, Memphis, TN.
  • Moore, S., & Anderson, R. S. (March, 1995). Writing strategies in the elementary classroom. Inservice at Grahamwood Elementary School, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Speck, B. W. (February, 1996). Process writing in K-12 classrooms. Inservice for Professional Development School Teachers, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Speck, B. W. (August, 1996). Portfolio assessment in elementary classrooms. Inservice at Sheffield Elementary, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Speck, B. W. (October, 1996). Using portfolios in elementary classrooms. Inservice at Rozelle Elementary, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Speck, B. W. (November, 1996). Using the writing workshop in elementary classrooms. Inservice at Charjean Elementary, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Speck, B. W. (June, 1997). K-12 evaluation strategies. Inservice for the TN Department of Education, Northeast Middle School, Jackson, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Speck, B. W. (June, 1997). K-12 evaluation strategies. Inservice for the TN Department of Education, Lenoir City High School, Lenoir, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S. (April, 1997). Developing Thematic Units. Inservice at Lauderdale Elementary, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Speck, B. W. (June, 1997). K-12 evaluation strategies. Inservice for the TN Department of Education, Stuart Burns Elementary, Nashville, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S. (September, 1997). Developing portfolios with 5th & 6th graders. Inservice at Campus School, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S. (October, 1997). Portfolios across the curriculum. Inservice for The Writing Across the Curriculum Workshop, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S. (February, 1998). Grading students' performance. Panel discussant for the Center for Academic Excellence, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S. (March, 1998). Reading aloud to parents and children. Presenter, Campus School, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S. (August, 1999). Grading and holding office hours. TA Orientation, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S. (October, 2000). Linking reading and writing in K-8 classrooms. Lausanne School, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S. (November, 2000). Linking reading and writing in K-8 classrooms. Caldwell Elementary School, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S. (2000-present). Numerous literacy presentations in various Memphis City Schools, Shelby County Schools, Tipton County Schools and local private schools.


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