Deanna Birdyshaw

Lecturer; Coleader of the Master of Arts in Educational Studies with Secondary Teacher Certification Program

Deanna  Birdyshaw, School of Education

Deanna Birdyshaw served for two years as the school’s coordinator of secondary teaching education. Her research interests include professional development, assessment, and secondary teacher preparation. She teaches courses in undergraduate and graduate secondary teacher education focused on literacy in the content areas. Birdyshaw served as associate director of the Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement (CIERA) from 1999 to 2005, and is currently serving as the coleader of the Master of Arts in Educational Studies with Secondary Teacher Certification Program. Before coming to the University of Michigan, Birdyshaw served as English language arts consultant for the State of Michigan. She has 28 years experience teaching English and literacy in high schools. She earned her PhD from Oakland University. Her areas of research include studying the ways in which preservice teacher knowledge of text complexity influences their instructional choices and how integration of digital records of practice influence preservice teachers’ development of the knowledge and skill associated with effective teaching.

 

Birdyshaw teaches courses in the following program(s):
Secondary Teacher Education (Secondary MAC)
Secondary Teacher Education

 

Selected Publications

2011 Rackley, E., and Birdyshaw, D. (under review). Secondary preservice teachers’ conceptions of disciplinary texts.

2009 "How Can Content-Area Teachers Differentiate Instruction for their Students to Improve Student Learning?" In Essential Questions in Adolescent Literacy: Teachers and Researchers Describe What Works in Classrooms, J. Lewis (Ed.) Guilford Press.

2004 "Lessons from Research at the Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement" (guest editor), Elementary School Journal, 105(2).

2004 An Introduction to Underlying Principles and Research for Effective Literacy Instruction (Grades K-8), Public Broadcasting Service.

2004 Teaching Phonics and Spelling for Beginning and Transitional Readers (Grades 1-3), Public Broadcasting Service.

2001 Teaching Every Child to Read, Center for the Improvement of Reading Achievement.

1999 Adolescent Literacy: A Position Statement, International Reading Association.

Affiliations

Committees

Research Affiliations

Grants


2/1/2006 - 1/1/2009 Title II grant
Granting Agency: Michigan Department of Education

2/8/2006 - 1/7/2008 Improving English Language Arts (ELA) Teacher Quality in Middle School
Granting Agency: Michigan Department of Education

2/7/2007 - 1/7/2008 Assessing Secondary Teachers Disciplinary Literacy Knowledge
Granting Agency: Carnegie Corporation of New York

2/1/2003 - 1/1/2006 Bronx Strengthen Early Literacy
Granting Agency: unknown


Courses & Syllabi


Term Catalogue Course Description Syllabus
Fall 2010 EDUC 402. Reading and Writing in Content Areas EDUC 402. Using Literacy to Teach and Learn Content in the Secondary Schools

Winter 2011 EDUC 402. Reading and Writing in Content Areas EDUC 402. Using Literacy to Teach and Learn Content in the Secondary Schools

Winter 2014 EDUC 402. Reading and Writing in Content Areas EDUC 402. Using Literacy to Teach and Learn World Language Content in Secondary Schools.

Fall 2014 EDUC 402. Reading and Writing in Content Areas EDUC 402. sing Literacy to Teach and Learn World Language Content in Secondary Schools

Fall 2014 EDUC 402. Reading and Writing in Content Areas EDUC 402. sing Literacy to Teach and Learn World Language Content in Secondary Schools

Summer 2011 EDUC 511. Records of Practice I EDUC 511. Reflective Teaching: Records of Practice

Fall 2014 EDUC 511. Records of Practice I EDUC 511.

Fall 2014 EDUC 511. Records of Practice I EDUC 511.

Winter 2012 EDUC 512. Records of Practice II EDUC 512. Reflective Teaching: Records of Practice

Winter 2014 EDUC 512. Records of Practice II EDUC 512.

Fall 2010 EDUC 440. Teaching of English EDUC 440. Teaching of English

Winter 2014 EDUC 510. Teaching and Learning EDUC 510.

Contact

Room 1302 C
Mailbox 1228
734.763.6718 dbirdy@umich.edu