Dr. Dalton's research focuses on the design and study of scaffolded digital literacy environments. She brings a universal design for learning perspective to her work, designing for diversity so that all learners benefit. Recent research projects include studies of project-based learning in English Language Arts and the integration of literacy and STEM in through youth’s tactile picture book making.
literacy and technology, reading comprehension, vocabulary, multimodal reading, multimodal composition, students with literacy difficulties, universal design for learning, digital literacies
EDUC 4311 - Children's Literature and Literacy Engagement in Elementary Schools
Focuses on teaching children's literature in elementary schools & youth organizations. Participants will understand theoretical and developmental processes associated with literary learning, methods for teaching literature in a diverse society, and the integration of classroom instruction with the Colorado Academic Content Standards that foster such processes.
EDUC 5255 - Digital Literacies and New Media
Engage in digital reading and writing experiences using tools for communication, collaboration, design and research. Students will discuss and critically reflect on the role of technology in literacy instruction, grounded on learning and literacy theories. Connections to English language arts include genre study of literary and nonfiction texts and using quality children's literature as mentor texts for multimodal craft.