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Boardman, Alison Gould Associate Professor


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  • Passionate about putting research into practice, Dr. Boardman works closely with teachers and school leaders to study and innovate reading instruction across content areas in classrooms that include emergent bilinguals and student with disabilities. In a recent project, she led a unique collaboration between university researchers and school district partners that measured the effectiveness of Collaborative Strategic Reading and worked to build school level and district capacity that would sustain best practices for literacy instruction in language arts, social studies, and science classrooms. Dr. Boardman is also a principal investigator on a new project to develop project based learning curriculum and multi modal composition opportunities for diverse learners in 9th grade language arts classrooms. She has published numerous articles and books on reading comprehension. Dr. Boardman is a former elementary and middle school special education teacher.


  • students with reading difficulties, emergent bilingual learners, learning disabilities, professional development, coaching, project based learning, social and emotional learning, classroom discourse


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