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Kimberley SorensonThe Waterford Institute, Dust or Magic Highlights Foundation 2015
"A wonderful opportunity to get down and dirty with a lot of different voices in a protected space. Inspiring + energizing on all conceivable levels -- many many thanks."
Hans WagnerOwner, Computer Explorers, Dust or Magic 2014
"Just soaked in all of it. Great environment!"
Megan SmithSenior Designer, Interactive Media, Highlights for Children, Dust or Magic 2014
"Warren and Daren really made everyone feel relevant and comfortable. Perfect balance of healthy criticism and ideas for growth."
William Teale's details
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William Teale is Professor of Education, University Scholar, and Director of the Center for Literacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Author of over one hundred publications, his work has focused on early literacy learning, the intersection of technology and literacy education, and children’s literature. He has written for numerous scholarly books and for journals such as Educational Researcher, Research in the Teaching of English, Children’s Literature in Education, The Reading Teacher, Young Children, and Language Arts.
Dr. Teale’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the United States Department of Education, and the Spencer Foundation, among other sources. For the past seven years he has been principal investigator for three Early Reading First projects that have implemented forward-looking preschool literacy programs in some of Chicago’s poorest neighborhood schools. He has served as consultant to school districts across the United States, as well as to Children’s Television Workshop, Head Start, public television, and Reach Out and Read. He has also served in review and advisory capacities for entities such as the National Academy of Education, the U.S. Department of Education, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Dr. Teale served as editor of Language Arts and co-editor of the Illinois Reading Council Journal. He was inducted into the Reading Hall of Fame in 2003 and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association. Details on his publications and projects can be found at https://uic.academia.edu/WilliamTeale or http://education.uic.edu/personnel/faculty/william-teale-edd.