Presentations

Invited Presentations

Appreciating and using controversial picture books. Invited presentation and workshop for Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Professional Education Program: Advancing Culturally Responsive Literature Instruction. 2019.

Making of a teacher. Invited panelist for the Meeting of the Massachusetts Association of College Teacher Educators (MACTE). 2019.

Facilitating teachers’ appreciation and use of controversial picture books. Invited presentation for the Fall 2018 Meeting of the Massachusetts Association of College and University Reading Educators (MACURE).

Children’s literature in the EFL classroom. Invited workshop for EFL teachers at the University of Guanajuato, Mexico. 2017.

Teaching children in the EFL classroom. Invited workshop for EFL teachers at the University of Guanajuato, Mexico. 2017.

Literacy, language and assessment in the EFL classroom. Invited workshop for graduate students in the MA in Applied Linguistics Program at the University of Guanajuato, Mexico. 2017.

 Conference Presentations

Pomerantz, F., Gonzalez, M. & Condie, C. (2018, July). Pre-service literacy and language teachers learn to notice. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the United Kingdom Literacy Association, Cardiff, Wales.

Condie, C. & Pomerantz, F. (2017, July). Students’ literacy experiences in an age of accountability and standards. Paper presented at the 20th European Conference on Literacy, Madrid, Spain.

Condie, C., Pomerantz, F., & Gonzalez, M. (2017, July). Encouraging reflective practice in pre-service literacy and language teachers. Paper presented at the 20th European Conference on Literacy, Madrid, Spain.

Condie, C. & Pomerantz, F. (2016, December). Transfer and transformation: From pre-service to classroom teacher. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Literacy Research Association, Nashville, TN.

Condie, C. & Pomerantz, F. (2015, July). Literacy teacher education: Does pre-service knowledge translate into in-service practice? Paper presented at the 19th European Conference on Literacy, Klagenfurt, Austria.

Condie, C. & Pomerantz, F. (2015, April). Does pre-service knowledge translate into practice? Research roundtable at the Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Reading Association, Quincy, MA.

Pomerantz, F. & Leith, C. (2014, May). Using discussion-based protocols for reflecting and acting on student literacy data. Workshop presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association, New Orleans, LA.

Pomerantz, F. & Pierce, M. (2013, December). Transforming elementary school readers through an independent reading intervention at a high poverty school. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Literacy Research Association, Dallas, TX.

Pomerantz, F. & Pierce, M. (2013, August). Increasing opportunity to read in a high poverty school. Paper presented at the 18th European Conference on Reading, Jonkoping, Sweden.

Pomerantz, F. (2013, August). Learning to teach reading with video case studies. Workshop presented at the 18th European Conference on Reading, Jonkoping, Sweden.

Ippolito, J. & Pomerantz, F. (2013, April). Using protocols to boost literacy learning. Workshop presented at the Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Reading Association, Quincy, MA.

Butler, A., Donnell, W., Hall, L., Herrera, S., Pomerantz, F., Webb, L. (2012, May). Social and cultural practices influencing literacy learning in Cuba. Research poster session presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association, Chicago, IL.

Pierce, M. & Pomerantz, F. (2012, April). When do we get to read? Literacy coaching in a struggling elementary school. Research roundtable at the Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Reading Association, Sturbridge, MA.

Pomerantz, F. & Pierce, M. (2011, July). The power of co-teaching to transform practice: A model for professional development in literacy. Paper presented at the 17th European Conference on Reading, Mons, Belgium.

Pomerantz, F. & Cervoni, C. (2011, July). Integrating literacy and science: University faculty and classroom teachers collaborate to facilitate children’s growth in literacy and science content knowledge. Paper presented at the 17th European Conference on Reading, Mons, Belgium.

Pomerantz, F. & Pierce, M. (2011, May). The effects of literacy coaching on teachers’ instruction of comprehension and vocabulary in an urban elementary school. Research poster session presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association, Orlando, FL.

Pierce, M. & Pomerantz, F. (2011, April). Small successes and big challenges: Professional development at a “failed” school. Research poster session presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Pomerantz, F. (2009, December). Inside literacy teacher education: Lessons from the field. Symposium organizer and chair, Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Pomerantz, F. (2009, December). Pre-service teachers learn to edit: Implications for writing in a literacy methods course. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Pomerantz, F. (2009, December). Core reading programs: What teachers’ talk and practice can tell us if we listen and observe. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Pomerantz, F. & Worster, A. (2009, November). Place-based education: Addressing community problems. Session presented at the Best Practices in Education Conference, Salem State College, Salem, MA.

Pomerantz, F. & Cassano, C. (2009, November). Preparing young children for success: Acting on what we know. Session presented at the Best Practices in Education Conference, Salem State College, Salem, MA.

Pomerantz, F. & Pierce, M. (2008, March). A review of the research on the preparation of literacy teachers. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Pierce, M. & Pomerantz, F. (2008, March). Performance assessments in literacy methods courses: What’s valid and what’s valued. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Pomerantz, F. & Pierce, M. (2007, December). Performance assessments and licensure exams: Questions of Validity and Value. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference, Austin, TX.

Pomerantz, F. & Pierce, M. (2007, May). Performance assessment and teacher education. Session presented at the Salem State College Future Is Now Conference, Salem, MA.

Pierce, M. & Pomerantz, F. (2007, February). Performance tasks and teacher test scores: Questions of validity and reliability. Session presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, New York, NY.

Pomerantz, F. & Pierce, M. (2006, April). Out of college and into the classroom: First-year literacy teachers’ evolving beliefs and practices. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, California.

 Pierce, M. & Pomerantz, F. (2005, December). From pre-service to in-service: The evolution of literacy teaching practices and beliefs in novice teachers. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference, Miami, Florida.

Pomerantz, F. & Pierce, M. (2005, April). From methods classes to the real world: The evolution of literacy teaching practices. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada.

Pomerantz, F. & Pierce, M. (2004, October). From methods classes to the real world: Voices of pre-service teachers. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the New England Reading Association Conference, Nashua, NH.

 Pomerantz, F. & Sampson, H. (2001, December). Incorporating family literacy strategies into urban elementary schools. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Pomerantz, F. (2000, April).  A school-based family literacy project: Involving families in learning and literacy through parent-teacher conferences and classroom lending libraries. Paper presented at the 10th Annual International Roundtable on School, Family, Community Partnerships, American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Pomerantz, F. (1999, November). How schools involve families in reading at home. Session presented at the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Family Literacy Consortium Family Literacy Conference, Boston, MA.