Laura Teichert

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Laura Teichert
Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Literacy Studies
(269) 387-3498
4571 Sangren Hall, Mail Stop 5258
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Department of Special Education and Literacy Studies
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5258 USA

Laura comes to WMU from Vancouver, British Columbia, where she completed her PhD in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia. While completing her PhD studies, she worked as an enrichment teacher at a K-8 private elementary school and used a project-based, inquiry learning curriculum with her students. Her previous education includes a BA in English Language and Literature from Western University (London, Ontario), Graduate Diploma in Education-Primary from Deakin University (Melbourne, Australia) and a M.Ed in Curriculum Studies from Western University (London, Ontario). In addition to elementary teaching, Laura worked for a number of years as an Early Literacy Specialist in Ontario where she facilitated ‘introduction to school’ and reading intervention programs in local schools and community outreach through family literacy programs and intergenerational learning programs. Laura’s research interests focus on early literacy in home, school and community contexts, early digital literacy, multimodality and play-based learning.