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MSTI Program Coordinator, Professor
College of Education
Expertise 
Teaching language arts (reading and writing). Children's and young adult literature. Writing workshop. Curriculum design and theory. Project-based teaching. Inquiry-based teaching. 21st century literacies. Critical literacy. Democratic and multicultural education.
Courses Taught 
ELED 301: Curriculum of the Elementary School
ELED 304: Methods of Teaching Social Studies
ELED 329: Student Teaching
ELED 416: Social Studies as Inquiry
ELED 418: Theoretical Implications of Instruction
ELED 428: Clinical Teaching
ELED 429: Student Teaching
ELED 520: Curriculum and Inquiry
ELED 525: New Literacies for the 21st Century
ENG 390: Young adult fiction
LTCY 504: Literature for Reading Instruction in a diverse society
LTCY 506: Reading and Writing Relationships in Secondary Grades
Research Interests 
Teaching language arts. Children's and young adult literature. Teaching social studies. Curriculum design and theory. Project-based teaching. Inquiry-based teaching. 21st century literacies (critical and creative thinking). Critical literacy. Democratic and multicultural education. School and curriculum reform.
Education 

National-Louis University Instructional Leadership / Curriculum & Instruction, Ed.D.

National-Louis University Elementary Education, M.A.T.

University of Illinois at Chicago Communication Design,  B.A.

University of Illinois at Chicago Photography/Film, B.A.

Selected Publications 

Wolk, S. (2013). Caring hearts & critical minds: Literature, inquiry, and social responsibility. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Wolk, S. (2002). Being good: Rethinking classroom management and student discipline.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Wolk, S. (1998). A democratic classroom. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Wolk, S. (2013). Reading democracy: Exploring ideas that matter with middle grade and youngadult literature. English Journal 103 (2), 45-51.

Wolk, S. (2011).  Reading for a better world: Teaching for social responsibility with young adult literature. Journal of Adoloescent and Adult Literacy 52(8), 664-673.

Wolk, S. (2010). What should students read? Phi Delta Kappan: 12 must-reads from Kappan 2009-2010: 53-61. 

Wolk, S. (2010). What should students read? Phi Delta Kappan 91(7), 8-16.

Wolk, S. (2010). Reading social responsibility. Educational Leadership.

Wolk, S. (2009). Reading for a better world: Teaching for social responsibility with young adult literature. Journal for Adolescent and Adult Literacy.

Wolk, S. (2008). School as inquiry. Phi Delta Kappan 90, 115-122.

Wolk, S. (2008). Joy in school. Educational Leadership 66, 8-14.

Wolk, S. (2007). Why go to school? Phi Delta Kappan 88, 648-658.

Wolk, S. (2004). Using picture books to teach for democracy. Language Arts, 82, 26-35.

Wolk, S. (2003, Fall).  Teaching for goodness.  Rethinking Schools

Wolk, S. (2003). Teaching for critical literacy in social studies. Social Studies 94(3): 101-105.

Wolk, S. (2003). Hearts and minds.  Educational Leadership, 61(1), 14-18.

 

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