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Dr. Amy Crosson

Assistant Profesor of Education (CI)

Phone: 814-865-3351

259 Chambers
University Park, PA 16802

Department(s)

  • Curriculum and Instruction

Program(s)

  • Literacies and English Language
  • Second Language Education

Biography

Broadly, my research investigates instructional innovations to optimize language and literacy learning for multilingual students in public school settings. My current project, funded by the Spencer Foundation, explores how and why teachers across the US have adapted early literacy instruction for multilingual children. For this project, I am collecting rich, “in-the-moment” snapshots of remote instruction using a smartphone-based research platform (www.spencer.org/news/announcing-our-covid-19-related-research-grants-awardees). My research also focuses on development of classroom-based interventions to support academic vocabulary learning, reading comprehension, and argumentation skills of multilingual learners, with funding from the Institute for Education Sciences. Methodologically, I integrate quantitative and qualitative techniques to understand mechanisms that influence language learning and effects of instruction. I welcome both prospective graduate students and educators who are interested in collaboration to contact me about their interests!

Areas of Expertise

Age Levels

Adolescence
Childhood
Early Childhood

Learning

Curriculum
Education Access
Equity and Diversity
Instructional Methods and Design
Learning Assessment
Learning Sciences
Learning Standards

Curriculum Areas

ESL
Language, Culture, and Society Ed
Language/Literacy Ed
Reading

Education Levels

Middle School/Junior High
Primary/Elementary
Secondary/High School

Education Types

Bicultural/Multicultural Ed
Bilingual Ed
Immigrant Ed
Urban Ed

Individual Difference

Cognition
Human Development
Identity
Learning Processes
Motivation

Methodological Research

Evaluation
Multiple Methods
Qualitative Research
Quantitative Research
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