Tiffany Ohlson (Ph.D. ’11, curriculum and instruction) is using her position as a Research Fellow for Early Learning and Literacy at the University of North Florida’s Florida Institute of Education to collaborate with practitioners and other researchers to design and implement a blended professional learning experience for pre-kindergarten and elementary school teachers on writing instruction and technology integration.
The initiative is designed to gain knowledge about how blended professional learning sessions on literacy, research-based instructional strategies and embedded tablet technology can impact classroom instruction and student achievement; as well as increase teachers’ knowledge and skills in the fields of literacy and technology. Results will be shared at the state and national levels.
Ohlson has presented at international, national, and regional conferences on effective literacy practices and technology integration. She recently wrote a chapter to be published in the third edition of Comprehension Instruction: Research-Based Best Practices due out this summer.