Megan Schonhar ’10 has published an article for the International Literacy Association’s (ILA) Technology in Literacy Education Special Interest Group (TILE SIG) Newsletter.
“Their class project gave them the opportunity to learn about credibility of sources, the selection of relevant and discarding of irrelevant information, and the organization of content and text. They were challenged to be concise and incorporate elements of visual art and design. They also had to cite their sources, which helped them to understand the importance of authority and credibility in their scholarship,” explained Schonhar.
Read more here: http://technologyinliteracyed.edublogs.org/category/voices-from-the-field/
Schonhar graduated from Furman University in May 2010 with a B.A. in English and received secondary certification. She is now in her sixth year at Greer Middle College Charter High School, where she teaches English I, Creative Writing, Literature and Film, and SAT/ACT prep. She is currently a student in Furman’s Master of Arts degree program in Education with a concentration in literacy.
Alexandra Read “Lolly” Smith ’15 recently had an article, “Parents’ Perspectives: Role of Schools in Fostering Self-Concept and Self-Esteem in Elementary School Students,” published in the journal, Psychology and Education.
Read Smith formerly served as a middle school social studies teacher. She earned her bachelor’s degree in history and secondary education from Vanderbilt University and her master’s degree in education with a concentration in curriculum and instruction from Furman University.