1. Online Pedagogy and K-12 School Librarianship
"Online Ready: Designing Culturally Competent and Impactful K-12 Online Learning" is a three-year design-based exploratory study to examine, assess, and address school librarianship knowledge gaps in the design and delivery of targeted and culturally competent online learning. In partnership with Kristin Fontichiaro, University of Michigan, and Melissa P. Johnston, University of West Georgia, I am investigating two critical needs in school library research: a) a need to design, test, evaluate, and share rigorous and impactful online pedagogy techniques with practitioners; and b) a need to identify training models that help practitioners infuse online teaching techniques with cultural responsiveness, a set of skills and abilities to effectively research, understand, and connect with diverse learners. We launched the Fall 2021 Online Ready Webinar Series and are prepping our first cohort. This research is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, #RE-250017-OLS-21.