INTERTEXTrEVOLUTION

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J. Gregory McVerry

INTERTEXTrEVOLUTION

Davis Hall 209B

mcverryj1@southernct.edu

twitter: @jgmac1106

skype:jgregmcverry@gmail.com

John Gregory Mcverry, PhD, lives where learning and knowledge build by supporting how others learn and know. As a networked scholar Dr. McVerry researches and teaches at the intersection of literacy and technology. His current research focuses on the power of agentive writing to drive learning

Current Projects

    Committing to Open Source Research and Publications
    Supporting Global #IndieWeb Movement
    Launching and Editing Research Journal Samizdat

Employment

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Associate Professor

Curriculum of Learning
Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

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Assisstant Professor

Curriculum of Learning
Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

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Neag Fellow

New Literacies Research Lab
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Education

Ph.D., Educational Psychology


University of Connecticut

M.A. Elementary Education


University of Hartford

1999

B.S. Politics and Government


University of Hartford

Classes Taught

EDU 522: Digital Teachng & Lrng II
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EDU 106: New Literacies
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EDU 307(8): Children's Literature
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EDU 305: Emergent Literacy
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EDU 407: Beginnger Literacy
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EDU 573: Language Arts

EDU 414: Child Development
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Grants

$10,000

Funded


ReVIEW Talent Feedback System

START Preliminary Proof of Concept Fund


J. Gregory McVerry


Funders: University of Connecticut

$150,000

Pending


Shaping our Worlds and Exploring Our We(s)

Using WebVr to Advance Ethics in Computer Science.


Lancor, L., Lockwood, H., & McVerry, J. G.


Funders: Mozilla

$50,000

Pending


#CheckOutMyDomain

Building Civic Engagement and the Local Web


McVerry, J. G.


Funders: Mozilla

$4,000

Pending


#FemHack

Feminist Pedagogy Hackathon


McVerry, J. G. & Lockwood, H.


Funders: Internal

$1,200,000

Pending


#QuestionTheWeb

Building Argumentative Writting Skills


McVerry, J. G., Abrams, S.s, & Hicks, T


Funders: Institute of Educational Sciences

$129,131

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Implementing GIS-Based Integrative Learning into NHPS Social Studies Curriculum


Okobi, E., Brown, M.,McVerry, J. G., & Miller, M.

$1,214,000

- Funded


Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. New Haven branch of statewide grant.


Fopiano, J., Risiki, D., McVerry, J.G., Kruzcek, K, & Havlac, C.

$1,500,000

Unfunded


CRIS Kids+


Randall, R.E., Dunne, D., Kelly, C., Jacobs, S., Ben-Avie, M., Bogdan, Z., & McVerry, J. G.


Funders: Institute of Educational Sciences

$4,000

Funded


The Creation of a Master’s Program in Digital Teaching and Learning.


McVerry, J. G. & Goldberg, A.


Funders: Internal

$196,000

Unfunded


Common Core Anchor Institute


McVerry, J. G. & Goldberg, A.


Funders: Connecticut Teacher Quality Partnership Program

$8,500

Funded


Talking Through Texts. Connecticut State University Systems Award


Dickinson, C. & McVerry, J. G.


Funders: Internal

$10,000

Funded


Talking Through Texts. Connecticut State University Systems Award


Dickinson, C. & McVerry, J. G.


Funders: Internal

$300,000

Unfunded


Talking Through Texts. Connecticut State University Systems Award


Dickinson, C. & McVerry, J. G.


Funders: Internal

$100,000

Unfunded


HThe NExT Insitute: Negotiating Education at the Crossroad of Technology


McVerry, J. G. O’Byrne, W.I., & Koehler, C.


Funders: National Science Foundation

$300,000

Unfunded


Health and Digital Literacy Patient Empowerment Proposal: Electronic Health Record Inquiry Simulations and Personal Health Information Management Strategies


O’Byrne, W. I., O’Byrne, W. I., & McVerry, J. G.


Funders: National Institutes of Health.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals Chandler-Olcott, K., Draper,R. R. Hiebert, E., Hruby, G., MacGill-Franzen, A.McVerry, J. G., O’Byrne, W. I., & Serafini, F. (). Defining Instructional Text: Eight literacy scholars discuss framing and trade-offs. Ubiquity: The Journal of Literature, Literacy, and the Arts. McVerry, J. G., Belshaw, D.,& O’Byrne, W. I., ().Guiding Students as they Explore, Build, and Connect Online. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. McVerry, J. G., (). Teaching credibility using Mozilla’s webmaker tools. Connecticut Reading Association Journal. McVerry, J. G., (). New literacies: Online reading comprehension, online collaborative inquiry, and online content construction. Connecticut Reading Association Journal. Leu, D.J., McVerry, J., O’Byrne, W. I., Kiili, C., Zawilinski, L., Everett-Cacopardo, H., Kennedy, C., & Forzani, E. (). The new literacies of online reading comprehension: Expanding the literacy and learning curriculum. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy , 55(1), 5–14. doi: 10.1598/JAAL.55.1.1 McVerry, J. G., (). Critical evaluation of websites: Reading in complex ecologies. Educational Technology. O’Byrne, W. I.,, & McVerry, J. G., (). Measuring the dispositions of online reading comprehension: A preliminary validation study.  In K. Leander, D. Rowe, D. Dickinson, R. Jimenez, M. Hundley, & V. Risko (Eds.),57th yearbook of the National Reading Conference. Oak Creek, WI: National Reading Conference. McVerry, J.G.Zawilinski, L., & O’Byrne, W. I. (). Internet Reciprocal Teaching: Navigating the C’s of change.Educational Leadership, 67(1). Link . Leu, D. J.&rsquo, O’Byrne, W. I. , Zawilinski, L., McVerry, J. G.,, & Everett-Cocapardo, H. (). Expanding the new literacies conversation. Educational Researcher, 38, 264-269. McVerry, J. G., (). Forums and functions of threaded discussions: Using new literacies to build traditional comprehension skills. The New England Reading Association Journal, (43),17-22. McVerry, J.G. (). Power of posting poetry: Teaching new literacies. Language Arts Journal of Michigan, 23(1), 51-56. McVerry, J. G., (). Discussion boards: The new instructional text. Sigtel Bulletin [Online Serial].
Invited Journals Marx, H. & McVerry, J. G. (2012). A critical need for global education in our schools. Reading Today Online. Link McVerry, J. G. (2012). In defense of narrative texts. Reading Today Online.Reading Today Online McVerry, J. G. (2011). Digital development. Reading Today Online. Retrieved from: Digital Development Leu, D.J., Everett-Cacopardo, H., Zawilinski, L., McVerry, J. G., & O’Byrne, W. I. (2011). "New Literacies of Online Reading Comprehension." The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, ed. Chapelle, C.A. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
Book Chapters O’Byrne, W. I. McVerry, J. G., Pytash, K., Rish, R.M., Shields, M., & Wise, J. (2015). Case Study: #WalkMyWorld Project. In E. Gordon & P. Milhailidis (Eds.), Civic Media Reader. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. McVerry, J. G., O’Byrne, W. I. Pytash, K., Rish, R.M., Shields, M., & Wise, J. (2015). The #WalkMyWorld Project. In E. Gordon & P. Milhailidis (Eds.), Civic Media Project. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Available online at:https://sites.google.com/site/walkmyworldproject/ McVerry, J. G. & O’Byrne, W. I. (2014). Complex literature: Coding, connecting and creating for Understanding. In K. Pytash & R. Fertig (Eds). Technology and Reading Instruction. O’Byrne, W. I. & McVerry, J. G. (2014). Online Research and Media Skills: An instructional model to support students as they search and sift online informational text.. In K. Pytash & R. Fertig (Eds). Technology and Reading Instruction. Ringler-Pet, McVerry, J. G., S., & O’Byrne, W. I. (2013). Mu O’Byrne, W. I.O.,ltimodal response and authorship as a poetry experience. In K. Pytash & R. Fertig (Eds). Exploring Technology in Writing and Reading Instruction. McVerry, J. G. (2012). TPACK and the new literacies of online reading comprehension. In S. Kadjer & C. Young (Eds.), Research in ELA and technology: An edited collection. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. Castek, J., Zawilinski, L., O’Byrne, W. I. McVerry, J. G., & Leu, D. J. (2011). The new literacies of online reading comprehension: New opportunities and challenges for students with learning difficulties. In C. Wyatt-Smith & Elkins (Eds.), Multiple perspectives on difficulties in learning literacy and numeracy. Leu, D. J., McVerry, J. G. O’Byrne, W. I., Zawilinski, L., Castek, J., & Hartman, D. K. (2008). The new literacies of online reading comprehension and the irony of No Child Left Behind: Students who require our assistance the most, actually receive it the least. In L. Morrow, R. Rueda, & D. Lapp (Eds.), Handbook of research on literacy instruction: Issues of diversity, policy, and equity (pp.173-194).New York: Guilford.
White Papers Guy, A., et al.  (2018). In S. Hawketechnological Approaches to Improving Credibility Assessment on the Webw3c Credible Web Community Group McVerry, J. G. (2008). Systemic change and 21st century skills. Washington D.C.: Epals. Serim, F., Zolt, N., Teale, W., McVerry, J. G., & O’Byrne, W. I. (2008). Reaching the NETS with Epals. Washington DC: Epals.
Conference Papers and Proceedings McVerry, J. G. (). Virtually Connecting
  • Study Group
  • at the 67th Annual Literacy Research Association Conference,
  • Palm Springs, CA.
McVerry, J. G. (). Bloggine Me(s): Pedagogy of the Web
  • Alternative Session
  • at the 67th Annual Literacy Research Association Conference,
  • Palm Springs, CA.
McVerry, J. G. (). Virtually Connecting
  • Alternative Session
  • Technology Enabled Seminar and Showcase
  • Tortonto, On
McVerry, J. G. (). Building a Website 101
  • Presenation
  • at
  • IndieWebCamp NYC
  • New York, NY
McVerry, J. G. (). Webmention Badges
  • Presenation
  • at
  • IndieWebCamp NYC
  • New York, NY
McVerry, J. G. Shanske, D. ().WordPress 101
  • Presenation
  • at
  • IndieWeb Summit
  • Portland, Or
McVerry, J. G. (). Gender, Sexualities and Literacies Across the Lifespan.
  • Alternative Session
  • at the 66th Annual Literacy Research Association Conference,
  • Carlsbad, CA.
McVerry, J. G. & O’Byrne, W. I.(). Alternate Publications. Exploring Literacy in the Open. Study Group. 65th Annual Literacy Research Association Conference, Carlsbad, CA. McVerry, J. G. (). Open Source Learning.
  • Mozfest. 5th Annual Mozilla Conference.
  • London, England.
McVerry, J. G. (). Socially complex texts: More than a task consideration. In J.G. McVerry, W.I O’Byrne, & G. Hruby (Eds.),Clipped texts: A dialogue on fractionated conceptions of texts. A Paperpresented at the
  • 64th Literacy Research Association conference,
  • Marco Island, FL.
McVerry, J. G. (). Making clicks count: Recognizing public intellectuals in digital spaces. In H. Spires (Eds). Reconceptualizing rigor in digital literacy research: Implications for practice. An Presentation at the
  • 64th Literacy Research Association conference,
  • Marco Island, FL.
McVerry, J. G. (). The accidental MOOC: #Walkmyworld. In J. Wise (Eds). The #WalkMyWorld Project: Exploring the use of digital texts and tools as a means to connect, collaborate, and share. A Presentation at the
  • 64th Literacy Research Association conference,
  • Marco Island, FL.
Belshaw, D, O’Byrne, W. I., & McVerry, J. G. ().Toward The Development of a Web Literacy Map: Exploring, Building, and Connecting Online. A session presented at the
  • 64th Literacy Research Association conference,
  • Marco Island, FL.
McVerry, J. G. (). Strategic Text Assembly: Analyzing Online Reading Comprehension. In J. Bartells (Chair), Literacy and Technology. A Paperpresented at the
  • 63rd Literacy Research Association conference,
  • Dallas, TX.
McVerry, J. G. O’Byrne, W. I., Lund, D., Bartels, J., Rhodes, J., Zammit, K., & Wolsey, T. D. (). Digital Texts and Tools: Potential Uses, Assessments, and Methodologies for the Literacy Educator and Researcher. A Study Group presented at the
  • 63rd Literacy Research Association conference,
  • Dallas, TX.
McVerry, J. G. O’Byrne, W. I., Brown, T., Helman, J., Nash-Ditzel, S., & DeMatteo, F. (). Building capacity to utilize digital texts and tools in a blended learning environment. In J. Castek (Chair), New Models for New Texts: Shifting from Professional Development to Professional Inquiry. A Paperpresented at the
  • 62nd Literacy Research Association conference,
  • San Diego, CA.
McVerry, J. G., Ringler-Pet, S. & O’Byrne, W. I. (). Voices in the Cloud: Social networking & writing documentary poetry. Presentation at the
  • Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English,
  • Boston, MA.
St. Onge, B., O’Byrne, W. I., McVerry, J. G. (2013, November). Online Research and Media Skills curriculum: Transforming school libraries into learning commons. Poster presented at the
  • Annual American Association of School Librarian conference,
  • Hartford, CT.
McVerry, J. G. (). Twitter 101.
  • Print2Pixel Confernce,
  • West Haven, CT.
McVerry, J. G. ().Twitter 102.
  • Print2Pixel Confernce,
  • West Haven, CT.
McVerry, J. G. (). Making Poetry Not Suck.
  • Print2Pixel Confernce,
  • West Haven, CT.
McVerry, J. G. (). Annotating Texts and Close Reading w/ Digital Tools.
  • Print2Pixel Confernce,
  • West Haven, CT.
McVerry, J. G. () Using screencasts to improve writing instruction and feedback. Presentation at
  • Connecticut EdCamp,
  • Simsbury, CT.
McVerry, J. G., Arzt, J. (). Let's Battle! Google+ destroys Twitter as a PLN. & Making Connections through Google+ Communities. Presentation at
  • Connecticut EdCamp,
  • Simsbury, CT.
McVerry, J. G. (). Use Digital Tools for Analytical Reading: Text Based Talk and Text Based Analysis.Presentation at
  • Connecticut EdCamp,
  • Simsbury, CT.
McVerry, J. G. (). ORMS Online Research and Media Skills. Developing your Curriculum. <Beta> MOOC </Beta>. Presentation at
  • Connecticut EdCamp,
  • Simsbury, CT.
McVerry, J. G. O’Byrne, W. I., Lund, D., Bartels, J., Rhodes, J., Zammit, K., & Wolsey, T. D. Digital Texts and Tools: Potential Uses, Assessments, and Methodologies for the Literacy Educator and Researcher. A Study Group presented at the
  • 62nd Literacy Research Association conference,
  • San Diego, CA.
McVerry, J. G. O’Byrne, W. I., Brown, T., Helman, J., Nash-Ditzel, S., & DeMatteo, F. (2012, November). Building capacity to utilize digital texts and tools in a blended learning environment. In L. Zawilinski (Chair), New Models for New Texts: Shifting from Professional Development to Professional Inquiry. A Paperpresented at the
  • 62nd Literacy Research Association conference,
  • San Diego, CA.
McVerry, J. G., Parker, P., & O’Byrne, W. I. (2012, November). Exploring Growth in Teacher Dispositions through the use of Visual Analogies. In L. Zawilinski (Chair), New Models for New Texts: Shifting from Professional Development to Professional Inquiry. A Paperpresented at the
  • 62nd Literacy Research Association conference,
  • San Diego, CA.
McVerry, J. G. (2012, November). Adolescent readers and the Internet. In J. Bartels (Chair), Students as readers and writers of online texts: collaborative inquiry, comprehension, and content construction. A Paperpresented at the
  • 62nd Literacy Research Association conference,
  • San Diego, CA.
McVerry, J. G. (2012, November). Co-Chair. Area 10 Co-Chairs Invited Session. A Paperpresented at the
  • 62nd Literacy Research Association conference,
  • San Diego, CA.
McVerry, J. G., Ringler-Pet, S. & O’Byrne, W. I. (2012, November). The “Audacity” of Poetry:Pinsky, Podcasting, and Performance. Presentation at the
  • Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English,
  • Las Vegas, NV.
McVerry, J. G., O’Byrne, W. I., Bartels, J., Rhodes, J., Zammit, K., & Wolsey, T. D. (). Cool Tools: Potential Uses, Assessments, and Methodologies for the Literacy Educator and Researcher. A Study Group Presented at the
  • 61st Annual Literacy Research Association,
  • Jacksonville, FL
McVerry, J. G. & O’Byrne, W. I. (2011, December). Critical online information literacies. In D. Grisham (Chair), Students as readers and writers of online texts: collaborative inquiry, comprehension, and content construction. A Paperpresented
  • 61st Annual Literacy Research Association,
  • Jacksonville, FL
Leu, D. J., Coiro, J., Zawilinski, L., O’Byrne, W. I., McVerry, J. G., & Forzani, E. () Online reading comprehension assessment: A preliminary study of online reading comprehension ability in rich and poor schools. In L. Henry (Chair), Exploring new literacies trends and implications for schools. A Paperpresented
  • 61st Annual Literacy Research Association,
  • Jacksonville, FL
McVerry, J. G.,Ringler-Pet, S., & O’Byrne, W. I. (2011, November). Using multimodal poetery to teach critical literacy in a transmedia world. Presentation at the
  • National Council for Teachers of English.
  • Chicago, IL.
McVerry, J. G., & O’Byrne, W. I. (). Publishing as the province of a participatory culture: Critical evaluation of websites. In C. Hickerford (Chair) Learning in Digital Spaces.  Paperpresented at the
  • American Educational Research Association.
  • McVerry, J. G. & O’Byrne, W. I. (2010, June). Online content creation to support strategy exchange. Presentation
    • Confratute Annual Conference.
    • Storrs, CT.
    McVerry, J. G. (2010, April). Literacy online: Reading in complex environments. In C. Bonk (Chair),Complex Ecologies: Moving From "Educational Researcher" Position Statements to Research on Web 2.0-Enabled Learning Environments. A Paperpresented at the Annual
    • American Educational Research Association.
    • Chicago, IL
    Leu, D. J., McVerry, J. G. O’Byrne, W. I. Zawilinski, L., & Everret-Cacaporda, H. (2010, April). Developing Internet Reciprocal Teaching: An intervention designed to teach the new literacies of online reading comprehension. In J. Kulikowich (Chair), Reading for understanding: Where we were, where we are, where we need to be. A Paperpresented at the Annual
    • American Educational Research Association. New york, NY.
    • Chicago, IL
    McVerry, J. G. & Everret-Cacopardo, H. (). Critical evaluation of websites: Verbal protocol analysis. In In L. Zawilinski (Chair). , The Internet said so: Critical evaluation and communication in online spaces. A Paperpresented at the
    • 58th Annual National Reading Conference,
    • Albuquerque, NM.
    O’Byrne, W. I. & McVerry, J. G. (). Assessments as evolved and defined by Internet communication technologies. In W. I. O’Byrne (Chair), Extending Reciprocal Teaching. A Paperpresented at the
    • 58th Annual National Reading Conference
    • Albuquerque, NM.
    McVerry, J. G. & Ringler-Pet, S. (). Internet images, newfangled negotiations, and multimodal metaphors: Reducing fear and loathing in poetry classrooms. In A. Hruby (Chair), Using popular culture in English class: The implicationsof dialogism, heteroglossia, and chronotope. A Paperpresented at the
    • 58th Annual National Reading Conference,
    • Albuquerque, NM.
    McVerry, J. G., O’Byrne, W. I., & Zawilinski, L. (). Internet Reciprocal Teaching and professional development. ;In W. I. O’Byrne (Chair), Extending Reciprocal Teaching.  A Paperpresented at the
    • 58th Annual National Reading Conference,
    • Albuquerque, NM.
    Zawilinski, L., Everett-Cacopardo, H., McVerry, J. G., & O’Byrne, W. I. (). Working with new literacies: How the Internet is changing reading. 
    • Learning & the Brain 24th International Conference,
    • Boston, MA.
    McVerry, J. G.& Ringler-Pet, S. (). Drop a Mouse in Poetry. Presentation at
    • Annual National Council of Teacher of English Conference,
    • Philadelphia, PA.
    O’Byrne, W. I., McVerry, J. G., & Everrt-Cacopardo, H. (). In L. Zawilinski (Chair), Writing in the 1-to-1 laptop. Presentation at
    • Annual National Council of Teacher of English Conference,
    • Philadelphia, PA.
    McVerry, J. G. & O’Byrne, W. I. (2009, June). Encouraging critical thinking through content creation.Presentation at
    • Confratute Annual Conference,
    • Storrs, CT.
    McVerry, J. G., O’Byrne, W. I. & Robbins, K. (2009, April). Validating instruments used in the TICA Project.
    • American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting,
    • San Diego, CA.
    Cornelius-White, J., Lawless, K., Henry, L. (2009, April). In J. G. McVerry (Chair), Methods and challenges of writing a literature review. 
    • American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting,
    • San Diego, CA.
    Black, R., Boling, E., & Schraeder, P.D. (2009, April) In J. G. McVerry (Chair), New Directions in the Field of Learning and Instruction
    • American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting,
    • San Diego, CA.
    Leu, D., Reinking, D., McVerry, J. G., Zawilinski, L., O'Byrne, I., Hutchinson, A. (). Internet Reciprocal Teaching (IRT): A research-based model for teaching the New Literacies of online reading comprehension.
    • International Reading Association Annual Convention,
    • Minneapolis, MN.
    McVerry, J. G., & O’Byrne, W. I. (). Providing Technical Support in the Technology and Literacy Classroom. Literacy and technology institute.
    • International Reading Association Annual Convention,
    • Minneapolis, MN.
    McVerry, J. G. (). Enhancing numeracy and scientific writing through New Literacies. Presentation as the
    • Massachusetts Department of Education Secondary School Reading in the Content Areas Summit,
    • Marlboro, MA
    McVerry, J. G. & Ringler-Pet, S. (). Multimodal poetry: Connecting response and authorship.  Presentation at the
    • Literacy Essentials Conference
    • New Britain, CT
    • .
    McVerry, J. G. & O’Byrne, W. I. (). Putting it together: Synthesis and online reading comprehensionPresentation at the
    • Literacy Essentials Conference,
    • New Britain, CT
    . McVerry, J. G. & O’Byrne, W. I. (). Constructing texts together: synthesis and online reading comprehension. In L. Zawilinski (chair) Negotiating texts and identity in the 1-to-1 laptop classroom. A Paperpresented at the at the
    • 58th Annual National Reading Conference,
    • Orlando, FL.
    O’Byrne, W. I., & McVerry, J. G.  (). Developing an instrument to measure dispositions. In L. Zawilinski (chair) Negotiating texts and identity in the 1-to-1 laptop classroom. A Paperpresented at the at the
    • 58th Annual National Reading Conference,
    • Orlando, FL.
    McVerry, J. G., & Hutchinson, A. (). Year one overview. In D. Leu & D. Reinking (chairs) Symposium on the TICA Project. Symposium session at the
    • 58th Annual National Reading Conference,
    • Orlando, FL.
    McVerry, J. G.  & Ringler-Pet, S. (). Prioritizing poetry in the 21st century: Increasing response and authorship through technology. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the
    • National Council of Teachers of English
    O’Byrne, W. I., Zawilinski, L., McVerry, J. G., & Ringler-Pet, S. (). Make it YouRTube: Using videocasts in the classroom. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the
    • National Council of Teachers of English
    • .
    Kamil, M. & McVerry, J. G. (). Vocabulary for students in the middle: Lessons from the National Reading Report. Institute session presented at the
    • 53rd Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association,
    • Atlanta, GA.
    Hartman, D.K., McVerry, G., & O’Byrne, W. I. (). The vocabulary challenge: Strategies and practices for the new literacies of the Internet. An institute keynote address to be presented at the
    • 53rd Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association,
    • Atlanta, GA.
    Reinking, D., & McVerry, J. G. (). Formative design and teaching Internet comprehension to adolescents. Social and emotional Poster Session
    • American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting,
    • New York, NY
    Berliner, D. (). Poverty and the Servile Arts: Moving Beyond High-Stakes, Standardized Testing to Provide Fair and Equitable Education for All Students. In D. Manning, J. Chen, S. Walls, & J. G. McVerry (Chairs) Division C Fireside Chat.
    • American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting,
    • New York, NY
    Buehl, M., Coiro, J., Squire, K. (). New Directions in the Field of Learning and Instruction. In S. Walls, J. G. McVerry, D. Manning, & J. Chen (Chairs) Division C New Directions Series.
    • American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting,
    • New York, NY
    McVerry, J. G. (). Challenges to comprehension: Comparing offline and online texts.Presentationat the
    • Annual Literacy Essentials Conference,
    • Central Connecticut State University. New Britain, CT.
    Zawilinski, L., Carter, A., O’Byrne, W. I. McVerry, G., Leu, D. J. (). Toward a taxonomy of online reading comprehension strategies. Paperpresented at the
    • 57th Annual National Reading Conference,
    • Austin, TX.
    McVerry, J. G. (). Potentials and Pitfalls of Blogging,Presentation in L. Henry (chair),New spaces for writing: Using blogs in your classroom.
    • National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference,
    • New York, NY.
Invited Keynotes McVerry, J. G. (). At the crossroads: Literacy and technology. Presentation at the
Connecticut Technical High School System Literacy Symposium. Souhbury, CT.
Bosco, J., McVerry, J.G, Herro, D.(). Reschooling society toward a new era in American education. In H. Reinghold (Chair), Connected Learning Seminars. Panelist member for Presentation available at: http://connectedlearning.tv/james-bosco-reschooling-society-toward-new-era-american-education. MacArthur Foundation. Garcia, A., McVerry, J. G., Oh, P., Middaugh, E. (). Transforming classrooms, schools, and teacher education. In. H. Reinghold (Chair), Connected Learning Seminars. Panelist member for Presentation available at: http://connectedlearning.tv/antero-garcia-discussion-transforming-classrooms-schools-and-teaching-profession. MacArthur Foundation. Kahne, J., Cohen, C., McVerry, J. G., Garcia, A., Joseph, B., Boyer, S. (). Mapping youth participatory politics. In H. Reinghold (Chair), Connected Learing Seminars. Panelist member for Presentation available at: Link. MacArthur Foundation. McVerry, J.G, (2011, May). Enhancing pedagogy and teaching with new literacies. Invited Presentationat
Connecticut Association of Schools New Administrators,Cromwell, CT.
McVerry, J. G.  (). Recent research on the new literacies of online reading comprehension. Invited Presentationat the Teaching and Learning in Future Tense Conference. Waterbury, CT. McVerry, J. G.  (). Connecting classical literature and curriculum with Web 2.0 technology. Invited Presentationat the 4th 
Annual Literacy Essentials Conference,Central Connecticut State University. New Britain, CT.
Leu, D. J., McVerry, J. G. O’Byrne, W. I., Zawilinski, L., & Everett-Cacopardo, H. (2009). The Changing Face of Literacy and Learning In 1-1 Laptop Classrooms: The New Literacies of Online Reading Comprehension. The
2009 Technology Conference of the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, Inc.,,Foxborough, MA.
O’Byrne, W. I., & McVerry, J. G. (2009, October). Strategy Exchange And Online Content Creation In The IRT Classroom. The
2009 Technology Conference of the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, Inc.,,Foxborough, MA.
Coiro, J., Leu, D. J., McVerry, J. G. O’Byrne, W. I. & Zawilinski, L., (). How do reading and learning change on the Internet? Responding to new literacies in Massachusetts. Keynote address at the
Secondary School Reading Conference,Marlborough, MA.
McVerry J.G. (). Critical evaluation of websites: A review of research. In D. Leu & D. Hartman (Chairs), New literacies of online reading comprehension. Keynote address at the meeting of the
American Reading Foundation,San Anabel Island, FL.
McVerry, J. G. (). E-Portfolios: New Literacies and New Assessments. Invited Presentationat the
Connecticut Career Pathways Conference. Waterbury, CT.
McVerry, J. G. (). Threading the web: Threaded discussions as the new instructional text. Invited Presentationat the Roundtable Discussion in D. Hartman (Chairs), New directions in literacy: teaching and learning the new literacies with adolescents.
National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference,New York, NY.
McVerry, J. G., & O’Byrne, W. (). Forums and functions of threaded discussions. Invited Presentationat the
Annual Literacy Essentials Conference,Central Connecticut State University. New Britain, CT.
McVerry, J. G. (2007, June) E-Portfolios: An assessment, reflection, and marketing tool. Invited Presentationat the
Connecticut Vocational-Agricultural schools annual meeting,Woodbury, CT.
McVerry, J. G. (2006, April). Iron age to the information age: using classical literature to teach new literacies. CECA Showcase. Invited Presentationat the
Connecticut Educators Computer Association Annual Conference,Cromwell, CT.

Service

Department

Graduate Program Coordinator

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Graduate Curriculum Committee Chair

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Undergraduate Curriculum Committe Chair

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Undergraduate Curriculum Committe

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University

Graduate Council

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Writing Across the Curriculum

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ConnSCU Internet Technology Policy Committee 2013-present

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Field

Editor, Samzidat: Blogging and Social Media Research Journal

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e-editor, Litercy Research Association

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=Section Chair, Literacty and Technology

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