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Jocelyn Chadwick, Consulting AuthorJocelyn Chadwick, Consulting Author

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  • Reading for relevance, writing, and research
  • Strengthening literacy skills across the disciplines by blending texts and digital resources
  • Curriculum reimagined: Cross-curricular approaches made doable, made engaging
  • Leveraging the power of literature with twenty-first-century students

Speaker Profile

Jocelyn A. Chadwick has been an English teacher for over thirty years—beginning at Irving High School in Texas and later moving on to the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she was a professor for nine years and still guest lectures. Chadwick also serves as a consultant for school districts around the country and assists English departments with curricula to reflect diversity and cross-curricular content. For the past two years, she has served as a consultant for NBC News Education's Common Core Project for Parents, ParentToolkit. In 2015, Chadwick was elected Vice President for the National Council of Teachers of English.

Chadwick recently coauthored (with John E. Grassie) Teaching Literature in the Context of Literacy Instruction. Throughout her career, she has published articles in leading academic journals, presented papers at scholarly conferences, and conducted teacher workshops around the country and abroad. Her many publications include "The Jim Dilemma: Reading Race in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"; "Making Characters Come Alive! Using Characters for Identification and Engagement"; "Assessment: Our (Re) Inventing the Future of English"; and her April 2015 book, Common Core: Paradigmatic Shift. Summing up her career, Chadwick says she was born to be an English teacher and will always be one.

Grades: 6–12

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