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Dr. Priya Poehner

219 Robinson Learning Center
(570) 484-2634
 

Courses Most Commonly Taught

  • ECED225 Beginning Literacy
  • ECED150 Diversity in Early Childhood Education
  • EDUC346 Disciplinary Reading
  • ELML210 Learning Theory for Elementary/ Middle Level Learners
  • ELML330 Language Acquisition and Writing Instruction
 

Areas of Expertise

  • Middle Level Education,Theory, and Policy
  • Elementary and Adolescent Literacy
  • Elementary and Middle Level Curriculum Development
  • Methods of Teacher Supervision and Professional
  • Development
  • Multicultural Education
  • Adolescent Development
  • Second Language Teaching and Learning

Education

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

M.Ed.,  Pennsylvania State University

B.Ed.,  Northern Kentucky University

Pennsylvania Teaching Certificates (Level II)

  • K – 6 Elementary Education
  • K - 12 Mentally and Physically Handicapped
  • K -12 Learning Disabilities
  • K -12 Reading Specialist
  • 4 - 8 Middle School English/ Language Arts
  • 7 - 12 Secondary English Education

Programs Developed

  • Designed/implemented initial LHU Middle Level certification program (approved 2012)
  • Designed/ implemented initial Middle Level/ Special Education dual certification program (approved 2016)
  • Developed Around the World Day collaborations with local schools in (Keystone Central SD, Williamsport Area SD, State College Area SD, Bellefonte Area SD and Penns Valley Area SD)
  • Developed STEAM Day collaborations with Pleasant Gap Elementary School and Lock Haven Catholic School
  • Organized several literacy collaborations with local school districts
  • Wrote AMLE SPA report for new Middle Level certification program (2014)

Courses Developed

  • ELML200 Language Arts Methods for the Elementary/ Middle Level Learner
  • ELML210 Learning Theory for Elementary/ Middle Level Learners
  • ELML321 Language Arts in the Content Areas
  • ELML330 Language Acquisition and Writing Instruction
  • ELML335 Effective Literary Strategies for Diverse Learners
  • ELML402 Effective Instructional Literary Strategies for Diverse Learners (rev. of ELML335)
  • ELML420 Language Arts Methods I for the Elementary Middle Level Grades
  • ELML421 Language Arts Methods II for the Middle Level Learner
  • ELML422 Language Arts Methods III for the Middle Level Learner
  • ELML422/423/ 432/433 Language Arts/ Social Studies Team Teaching Method
  • READ300 online Intermediate Reading

Publications

Poehner, P. & Brown, D. (2020). The Effects of Contemporary Technology on Young Adolescents’ Socioemotional Behaviors and Learning. In The International Handbook of Middle Level Education Theory, Research and Policy. (Virtue, D.) [Eds.]. Routledge/ Taylor & Francis Group.

Poehner, P. (2011). Teacher Learning Through Critical Friends Groups: Recontextualizing Professional Development in a K-5 School. In Sociocultural Research on Second Language Teacher Education: Exploring the Complexities of Professional Development (Johnson, K. and Golombek, P.) [Eds.]. Routledge/ Taylor & Francis Group.

Professional Presentations

Poehner, P. (November, 2019).  Creating Mentoring Partnerships to Enhance Classroom Learning.  In Middle Level Education Research Roundtable: Connecting Theory with Practice.  Presentation at the Annual Conference for Middle Level Education (AMLE).  Nashville, TN.

Poehner, P., Faulkner, S., Harrison, L., Jones, J., Medford, L., Stormer, K., Wall, A., & Winter, K. (November, 2019).  Enhancing Middle Level Preparation Programs through Involvement in Local Collegiate Middle Level Associations (CMLA).  Presentation at the Annual Conference for Middle Level Education (AMLE).  Nashville, TN.

Faulkner, S., Harrison, L., Jones, J., Medford, L., Poehner, P., Stormer, K., Wall, A., & Winter, K. (November, 2019). Moving Beyond the Middle School Classroom: From Classroom Teacher to College Professor.  Presentation at the Annual Conference for Middle Level Education (AMLE).  Nashville, TN.
 
Watson, C. & Poehner, P. (November, 2019).  Advocacy: Fighting for Teachers, Students, and Middle Level. Presentation at the Annual Conference for Middle Level Education (AMLE).  Nashville, TN.

Poehner, P. (October, 2018). The Effects of Contemporary Technology on Adolescent Cognition and Its Impact on Classroom Practice.  Presentation at the Annual Conference for Middle Level Education (AMLE).  Orlando, FL.

Vosburgh, B., Poehner, P., Brown, D., Meck, P., Ferrence, L. (October 2018). Middle Grades Leadership Seminar. State College, PA.

Brown, D. & Poehner, P. (July, 2018). How Contemporary Technology Affects Adolescents Socially, Emotionally and Cognitively. Presentation at the Pennsylvania Association for Middle Level Education Summer Institute and Leadership Academy, State College, PA. 

Poehner, P. & Watson, C. (March 17, 2018). Conversations in Advocacy: Discovering Common Threads in the Story Fabric of Middle Schools and Universities. Presentation at the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Multicultural Education (PA-NAME). Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. 

Poehner, P. and Wright, P.  (March 3, 2017).  STEAM-Y(our) Culture! Evaporating Cultural & Scientific Misconceptions through Literature. Presentation at Pennsylvania Chapter of National Association of Multicultural Education (PA-NAME), Carlisle, PA.

Poehner, P., Richards, K., Corrado, K., Johnson, E., Noble,A., Rupert, A., Smith, C., Sorgen, D., Strunk, D., and Donovan, J. (November, 2013).  Experiencing Cultures with Sensory and Technology Integration. Presentation at the Association for Middle Level Education’s Annual International Conference (AMLE). Minneapolis, MN.

Poehner, P. and Remley, C. (October, 2013). Revving Up the Reluctant Student: Technology that Engages, Inspires, and Transforms. Presentation at the 43rd Annual Conference of the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning (ISETL). Orlando, FL.

Poehner, P. and Richards, K. (May, 2013).  Creating an Exemplary Collegiate Middle Level Program through Teaming and Collaboration. Presentation at the National Professors of Middle Level Education (NaPOMLE) Symposium. Shippensburg, PA.

Poehner, P., Richards, K., & Sorgen, D. (April, 2013). Experiencing Cultures with Sensory and Technology Integration. Presentation at the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education (PA-NAME). Leigh Carbon Community College. Schnecksville, PA.

Poehner, P. (November 2010). Documenting Teacher Development Through Critical Friends Groups. Presentation at the 60th Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (PASCD). Hershey, PA

Poehner, P., Creamer, J, Stout, J. (October, 2010). Collaborative Expertise: Bringing the World to Rural Classrooms. Presentation at the 41st Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Council for International Education. Scranton, PA

Poehner, P. (November 2010). Documenting Teacher Development Through Critical Friends Groups. Presentation at the 60th Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (PASCD). Hershey, PA

Poehner, P., Creamer, J, Stout, J. (October, 2010). Collaborative Expertise: Bringing the World to Rural Classrooms. Presentation at the 41st Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Council for International Education. Scranton, PA

Poehner, P (April, 2004). Lights, Camera, Action: Three Case Studies of Positive Classroom Communication Through Drama. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). San Diego, CA.

Poehner, P. (October, 2003). Enhancing the Implementation of New Educational Strategies through Peer Coaching. Paper presented at the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference. Decatur, GA

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