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Ph.D. candidate Jill Watson selected by MDE for expertise in initial literacy development

Jill WatsonJill Watson, a doctoral candidate in second languages and cultures education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, has been selected as an expert consultant to the Aligned Literacy Project sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). Her area of expertise is initial literacy development by English language learners with limited formal schooling. Expert consultants to the project will work to align literacy instruction practices in the state, and will produce 4 webinars to serve as platforms for professional development and school literacy instruction design.

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