Instructor, Master of Science in Education
English Teacher, Whitney Young Magnet School
618 Garrett Place
Evanston, IL 60208-4135
Phone: (847) 467-1458
BiographyDagny D. Bloland is a classroom teacher in the Chicago Public Schools. She has taught the English Methods and Foundations in Writing Processes courses at Northwestern since 1999. Previously she taught courses in qualitative research, English methods, and educational foundations at National-Louis University. In addition to teaching eighth grade English at Whitney M. Young Magnet High School in Chicago, she is also the school's curriculum director. She has been a National Board Certified Teacher since 2002 and has been an Illinois Writing Project professional development facilitator.
|PhD, English Education||New York University|
|MA, English||Northwestern University|
|BS, Education||Northwestern University|
Selected PublicationsBloland (2006). Ready, Willing, and Able. Heinemann, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Bloland (April, 2003). It's Not About the Book. English Leadership Quarterly: 20:2.
Bloland (February, 1998). O Taste and See: Poetry with Eighth Graders. Voices from the Middle: 5:1.
Bloland (1998). Studying Architecture Collaboratively in Daniels and Bizar, Methods that Matter: Six Structures for Best Practice Classrooms Stenhouse.
Research InterestsEnglish teachers' constructs of teaching English
Critical Issues in Literacy Using political, psychological, and sociological lenses, this course will deal with the interaction between current theory and practice in literacy education across the curriculum. Issues to be explored in the course will include why we teach literature, how we teach writing, and how language interacts with other literacy strands. The course will focus on classroom implications and applications of these and related issues including the role of literacy in content areas.
Critical Issues in Literacy
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