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The University of Delaware School of Education’s spring colloquium series continues on Wednesday, May 4, with a presentation from Steve Graham, Mary Emily Warner Professor in the Division of Leadership and Innovation in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University.

Graham’s presentation, “The role of strategies, skills, knowledge and will in writing development,” will discuss a series of studies that have examined the role of these four factors, including correlational studies, model testing and intervention studies.

According to a modified version of the Domain Model of Learning, several factors play an important role in writing performance and development: writing strategies, skills, knowledge, and will.

The colloquium will begin at 1 p.m. in Room 207 of the Willard Hall Education Building. A discussion and question-and-answer period will follow at 2 p.m.

Students, faculty and community members with interests in English, composition, literacy and education are encouraged to attend. This event is free, and no advance registration is required.

For more information about the colloquium series and upcoming speakers, please visit the School of Education colloquium series webpage.

About the speaker

Steve Graham is the Mary Emily Warner Professor in the Division of Leadership and Innovation in Teachers College at Arizona State University. For more than 30 years, he has studied how writing develops, how to teach it effectively and how it can be used to support reading and learning.

In recent years, he has been involved in the development and testing of digital tools for supporting writing and reading through a series of grants from the Institute of Educational Sciences and the Office of Special Education Programs in the U.S. Department of Education.

His research centers on developing writers and students with special needs in both elementary and secondary schools, especially those in urban schools.

Graham is the former editor of Exceptional Children, Contemporary Educational Psychology, Journal of Writing Research, Focus on Exceptional Children, and he is the current editor of the Journal of Educational Psychology.

He is the co-author of the Handbook of Writing Research (with Charles MacArthur, professor in the School of Education), Handbook of Learning Disabilities, APA Handbook of Educational Psychology, Writing Better, Powerful Writing Strategies for all Students and Making the Writing Process Work.

He is also the author of three influential Carnegie Corporation reports: Writing Next, Writing to Read and Informing Writing.

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Article by Jessica Henderson