Africana Studies Speaker to Discuss Importance of Early Curriculum
Miami University’s Paula Saine to speak at The College of Wooster on Nov. 5
WOOSTER, Ohio — Paula Saine, associate professor of teacher education at Miami University, will present “Early Curriculum Matters: Disrupting Traditional Narratives of Black Experience through Global and Multicultural Literature” at the next Africana Studies Seminar on Thursday, Nov. 5, at The College of Wooster. Saine’s presentation, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Room 119 of Lowry Center (1189 Beall Ave.), beginning at 11 a.m.
A graduate of McNeese State University, Saine earned her master’s degree at Florida State University and her Ph.D. at Washington State University. Her scholarly work focuses on literacy, culture, and the use of digital technologies in the classroom. She has written widely on teacher candidates' online literacy teaching experiences in K-12, culturally relevant teaching, and using technology to enhance reading and writing in the classroom for such publications as The New England Reading Association Journal, International Journal of Learning, The Teacher Educator, and Balanced Reading Instruction. Her honors include an Excellence in Teaching Award from The National Society of Leadership and Success and a Jennie Elder Suel Distinguished Woman of Color Award for her contributions and dedication to Miami University and the Oxford Community.She has made a variety ofnational and international presentations at professional workshops in Cuba, Jamaica, Africa, England, and elsewhere. Her book, Common Core: Using Global Children’s Literature and Digital Technologies in Kindergarten through Grade Three Classrooms, is scheduled to be published early next year.
Saine’s lecture is sponsored by Wooster’s Department of Africana Studies. Additional information is available by phone (330-263-2129) or e-mail.