Stephanie M Branson Literacy Studies Elementary Education University of South Florida branson mail usf edu Education Expected Summer 2017 3037 Heron Place Clearwater FL 33762 727 244 6975 PhD in Curriculum Instruction Dual Literacy Studies Elementary Education University of South Florida Tampa FL Committee Jenifer Schneider Jennifer Jacobs Danielle Dennis Jolyn Blank Julie Coiro 2016 Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacy University of Rhode Island Advisors Julie Coiro Renee Hobbs 2007 EdS in Media Instructional Technology University of West Georgia Carrollton GA Project Diffusion of interactive whiteboards in the elementary setting 2003 MA in Elementary Education University of South Florida Tampa FL 1997 BS in Education University of South Alabama Mobile AL Research Interests My research interests focus on exploring the literacy practices of students and teachers as well as innovative teacher development practices across the lifespan I have a specific interest and specialization in digital literacies and how teachers and students enact digital literacies in the classroom My current research includes Exploring and understanding the digital literacy practices and dispositions of teachers and students Examining innovative professional development contexts to support teacher development in digital literacies Examining global and alternative field experiences as a way to develop literacy educators foster global competencies promote an equity stance and develop collaborative partnerships Research Experience 2016 Present Researcher in residence with Sara Kajder Summer Institute in Digital Literacy Primary Investigators Julie Coiro Renee Hobbs University of Rhode Island Providence RI
Stephanie M. Branson Literacy Studies   Elementary Education University of South Florida branson mail.usf.edu   Education ...
Stephanie M Branson 2 2015 Present Co investigator Developing an understanding of literacy through a study abroad field experience Primary Investigator Danielle Dennis University of South Florida Tampa FL 2014 Present Co investigator Exploring blogging as a tool to develop preservice teachers professional identity Primary Investigator Rebecca Burns University of South Florida Tampa FL 2014 2016 Co investigator Multi touch tables in the VPK classroom Primary Investigator Ilene Berson University of South Florida Tampa FL Professional Experience 2013 Present University of South Florida Tampa FL Graduate Assistant Instructor Instructor of record for elementary methods and literacy courses Responsible for planning grading and course facilitation Collaborates with other course instructors and lead faculty to create or modify course syllabi and design meaningful experiences connected to theory and practice Integrates technologies and embeds digital literacies throughout coursework Supports colleagues and faculty in the use and understanding of digital literacies Field supervisor for undergraduate pre service teachers within school university partnership schools Collaborates with and supports mentor teachers Supports and guides pre service teachers through the inquiry process as they examine their own teaching practices during field experiences 2016 Present University of South Florida Tampa FL iTeach Florida Center for Instructional Technology Online facilitator and instructor of record for in service teacher professional development courses focused on technology integration and digital literacies Responsible for grading video feedback and engaging professionals from across Florida in professional online discourse
Stephanie M Branson  2    2015- Present  Co-investigator  Developing an understanding of literacy through a study abroad f...
Stephanie M Branson 3 2015 2016 University of South Florida Tampa FL Florida Center for Instructional Technology Responsible for supporting Promethean technology at the USF Preschool for Creative Learning and with in service teachers working in the Urban Teacher Residency Partnership Program schools 2011 2013 Anderson Elementary Tampa FL Gifted Teacher Grades 1 5 Responsible for the development and implementation of gifted curriculum maintaining records for identified students communicating gifted program to parents and teachers and differentiating instruction to stimulate and enrich learning based on student strengths and needs Leadership team member ELP 5th grade science teacher and 4th grade writing teacher remediation and support after school 2011 USF St Petersburg St Pete FL Graduate Admission Counselor Recruiter Responsible for information sessions and group tours on campus providing prospective students with information about campus application and admission procedures establishing contacts in the community collaborating with professors staff and admin in recruiting efforts collecting and disaggregating data for recruiting events 2007 2010 Spalding Drive Charter Elementary Atlanta GA Support Specialist Administration team member responsible for informal classroom observations assisting AP with school wide testing program supporting technology integration in the classroom and monitoring technology initiatives Student Support Team SST 504 and RtI coordinator responsible for teacher training and support in SST and 504 implementation monitoring RtI data collection initiating and maintaining contact with parents organizing and facilitating meetings maintaining accurate records collaborating with team members and organizing and facilitating intervention programs for at risk students in grades K 5 2005 2007 Spalding Drive Charter Elementary Atlanta GA Elementary Teacher 1st Grade Teacher 3rd Grade Teacher 3 5th grade technology teacher Leadership team Collaborating teacher for Kennesaw State pre service teacher After School Coordinator Responsible for the development and implementation of
Stephanie M Branson  3    2015-2016  University of South Florida, Tampa, FL Florida Center for Instructional Technology   ...
Stephanie M Branson 4 curriculum collecting and analyzing data to achieve desired student learning outcomes and differentiating instruction to meet the needs of a diverse range of learners Designed and facilitated various technology lessons including clay animation basic web page design video production and multimedia projects with 3 5th grade 2003 2005 Campbell Elementary School Fairburn GA First Grade Teacher Grade level chair member of the leadership team new teacher mentor gifted committee Responsible for the development and implementation of curriculum and differentiating instruction to meet the diverse needs of students in an urban setting 2000 2003 Personal Enrichment through Mental Health Services Largo FL Recreational Therapist Designed and implemented age appropriate groups activities community outings and special events for residential youth ages 11 17 and children s crisis unit ages 5 17 University Experience Elementary Literacy Studies 2014 2016 University of South Florida Tampa FL Face to face Courses LAE 4424 Teaching Children s Literature 2015 2016 RED 4312 Emergent Literacy Strategies and Assessment 2015 EDE 4301 Instructional Planning for Diverse Learners 2014 2016 EDE 4504 Creating Differentiating the Learning Environment 2014 2016 Online Courses EDE 4943 Advanced Undergraduate Research Experience Cambridge Schools Experience 2016 2017 LAE 4414 Literature in Childhood Ed Non Edu Majors 2015 EDE 4943 Advanced Undergraduate Research Experience 2014 Responsibilities Instructor of record for methods and literacy courses in the elementary cohort program face to face blended online Responsible for supporting and developing an understanding of developmentally appropriate and inclusive practices in the elementary classroom Assisted pre service teachers with applying theory in coursework to their field experiences Fostered and modeled inclusive practices and discussed issues of equity through intentional community building activities and facilitated dialogue Integrated a range of multicultural and diverse children s literature throughout coursework that challenged stereotypes and
Stephanie M Branson  4       curriculum, collecting and analyzing data to achieve desired student learning outcomes, and d...
Stephanie M Branson 5 Field Supervision 2013 2016 promoted equity and compassion Collaborated with field supervisors colleagues and students to develop meaningful and connected course activities Integrated digital literacies throughout coursework video reflections multimedia products collaborative online work spaces live response tools digital narratives Integrated arts based and multimodal responses into coursework University of South Florida Tampa FL Courses EDE 4940 Elementary Final Internship Level IV 2014 2016 EDE 4944 Elementary Internship Level III 2014 2016 EDE 4942 Elementary Internship Level I 2013 2015 Elementary Education Internship Field Supervisor Supervisor and instructor of record for interns Responsible for leading seminars evaluating interns and collaborating with mentor teachers across multiple partnership field sites Promoted and maintained a clinically rich context through intentional practices collaborative partnerships and course connections Facilitated seminars focused on professional development purposeful goal setting technology integration and data collection and analysis within an inquiry framework On line Professional Development Facilitator In service Education Professionals 2016 Present Florida Center for Instructional Technology FCIT Courses ICTI 140 Search Skills and Strategies for Research and Learning ICTI 170 Creating Interactive Digital Narratives ICTI 180 Accessibility in the Digital Classroom ICTI 240 Blend and Flip Creating a Student Focused Classroom Responsibilities Online course facilitator and instructor of record for fourweek in service teacher professional development Courses focus on developing digital literacies dispositions and competencies across a range of educational spaces using a variety of tools and practices Responsible for maintaining a visual online presence and connecting professionals across the state through virtual discussions and online activities
Stephanie M Branson  5                   Field Supervision    2013- 2016  promoted equity and compassion Collaborated with...
Stephanie M Branson 6 Scholarly Work Peer Reviewed Publications Ward J Branson S Cross M Berson I 2016 Exploring developmental appropriateness of multi touch tables in PreKindergarten A video analysis Journal of Research on Technology in Education 48 3 227 238 Branson S Winter 2014 Another way to get turned on to books E readers in the elementary classroom Journal of Reading Education 39 2 31 32 Peer Reviewed Chapters Dennis D V Branson S Flores B Papke A in press The Cambridge Schools Experience Developing literacy educators within an international School University Partnership In H An Ed Efficacy and Implementation of Study Abroad Programs for P 12 Teachers Hershey PA IGI Global Manuscripts In Peer Review Damjanovic V Quinn S Branson S Caldas E Ledford E Under Review The use of pedagogical documentation techniques to create focal points in a school university partnership in early childhood education technologies that create a third space School University Partnerships Manuscripts in Preparation Branson S Papke A Dennis D Flores B in progress Images of literacy Using digital images to explore literacy practices in a study abroad field experience Branson S Dennis D Papke A in progress Peer placements in an alternative field experience Dennis D Flores B Papke A Branson S in progress Pre service teachers perceptions of literacy in a study abroad field experience Dennis D Branson S in progress Developing global school university partnerships Burns R W Branson S Papke A in progress Developing a professional online identity in a clinically rich context Presentations National Branson S Papke A Dennis D Flores B 2016 December Exploring pre service teachers understanding of literacy through digital images Paper accepted at the 2016 annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association LRA Nashville TN Dennis D Flores B Papke A Branson S 2016 December Developing pre service teachers pedagogical content knowledge in literacy through content coaching in a study abroad context Paper accepted at the 2016 annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association LRA Nashville TN Branson S Papke A Vlk A 2016 March Integrating digital literacies into a 3rd grade classroom Paper presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education SITE Savannah GA Branson S Papke A 2016 March Using Instagram to explore literacy practices in a study abroad field experience Paper presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education SITE Savannah GA
Stephanie M Branson  6  Scholarly Work    Peer-Reviewed Publications   Ward, J., Branson, S., Cross, M.,   Berson, I.  201...
Stephanie M Branson 7 Papke A Branson S Vlk A 2016 March ActivEngagement Promethean technology and student engagement Paper presented at the 2016 Professional Development Schools National Conference NAPDS Annual Meeting Washington D C Branson S Burns R W Papke A 2016 February Accountability through blogging Developing a professional identity in a clinically rich context Paper presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators ATE Chicago IL Branson S Ward J Cross M Berson I 2015 June Exploring developmental appropriateness of multi touch tables in PreK Paper presented at the 2015 International Society for Technology in Education ISTE Annual Meeting Philadelphia PA Branson S Arndt K Casciola V Williams K 2015 March Promoting an understanding of equity in alternative clinical contexts Paper presented at the 2015 Professional Development Schools National Conference NAPDS Annual Meeting Atlanta GA Arndt K Casciola V Branson S Hall J Albiter C Smith L Redman M Spaulding L Banga K Simpson K 2015 March Educational equity The cornerstone of a strong PDS Paper presented at the 2015 Professional Development Schools National Conference NAPDS Annual Meeting Atlanta GA Gonzalez M Branson S Arndt K Casciola V 2015 March Cultivating an inquiry stance with an equity lens Embedding teacher inquiry across a school university partnership Paper presented at the 2015 Professional Development Schools National Conference NAPDS Annual Meeting Atlanta GA Burns R W Branson S Baker W 2015 February representing the elementary faculty of D Yendol Hoppey J Jacobs D Dennis R W Burns J Davis S van Ingen K Tricarico and doctoral students of the elementary education program The University of South Florida Elementary Education Program as an invited presentation for Learning from Award Winning Teacher Education Programs Session of the Professional Development School Special Interest Group Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators in Phoenix AZ Branson S 2015 February Sing About Me A Story of Hope in Urban Schools Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators ATE Phoenix AZ Powell R Branson S 2013 February Developing 21st century teacher candidates Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators ATE Atlanta GA Regional Branson S Ward J Cross M Berson I R 2015 February Awkward Intervals The Challenge of Aligning Beliefs and Practices in Developmentally Appropriate Uses of Technology Paper presented at the 2015 Eastern Educational Research Association EERA Annual Meeting Sarasota FL Branson S 2013 September The untapped potential of interactive whiteboards in the PK 3 classroom Paper presented at the Florida Association for the Education of Young Children FLAEYC Orlando FL Branson S 2009 Still animation in the elementary classroom Georgia Educational Technology Conference GaETC Atlanta GA Stewart K Branson S 2008 Using ACID music studio to transform writing Concurrent Session Georgia Educational Technology Conference GaETC Atlanta GA Branson S 2007 Integrating technology in the elementary classroom Concurrent Session Georgia Educational Technology Conference GaETC Atlanta GA
Stephanie M Branson  7  Papke, A., Branson, S.,   Vlk, A.  2016, March . ActivEngagement  Promethean technology and studen...
Stephanie M Branson 8 Service to National Professional Organizations Associate Editor School University Partnerships Journal 2013 present Journal Reviewer Journal of Literacy Practice and Research 2016 present Florida Association of Teacher Educators Journal 2014 present Session Chair Literacy Research Association 2014 2016 Conference Proposal Reviewer American Educational Research Association 2016 Division K Teaching and Teacher Education SIG Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning Literacy Research Association 2015 2016 Area 1 Pre service teacher education in literacy Area 2 In service teacher education professional development in literacy Area 3 Literacy instruction and literacy learning Area 10 Literacy technology and media National Association for Professional Development Schools 2015 International Society for Technology in Education 2013 Conference Volunteer Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education March 2016 Service to University College Social Media Campaign Lead USF Practitioner Research Conference 2016 Session Chair USF Practitioner Research Conference 2015 2016 CSE Facilitator Co facilitator for the Cambridge Study Experience seminars 2015present Candidate Tours Assisted with prospective faculty candidate tours 2015 2016 Course Syllabi Creation Participated in graduate level course creation for EDE 6346 Teaching and Learning with Technology in the Elementary Classroom 2015 Participated in course creation for EDE 4943 Advanced Undergraduate Research Experience in Alternative Contexts 2014 Invited Speaker MAT Instructional Planning Course Digital reading responses in the elementary classroom May 2016 PCL Professional Development Days Digital storytelling in the early childhood setting May 2016 USF Elementary Education Professional development Conference Fall 2014 Pre departure CSE Study Abroad Seminar Interactive whiteboards in the classroom 2013
Stephanie M Branson  8  Service to National Professional Organizations    Associate Editor  School-University Partnerships...
Stephanie M Branson 9 Service to Community School based Educational Media Materials Review Committee Anderson Elementary Tampa FL Fall 2013 present Grants Awards USF Graduate Travel Grant Recipient 2015 2016 500 to present scholarly work at conferences DKG Lucile Cornetet Grant Recipient 2009 1000 to attend technology education conference Best Buy TE CH Grant Recipient 2008 Digital narratives and still animation in the classroom 2500 to integrate technology into curriculum PTA Grant Recipient 2007 Digital photography in the classroom 250 for classroom technology project HP Technology Grant Recipient and lead manager 2006 Integrating technology in a 1st grade classroom to support research and inquiry 40 000 grade level technology project Professional Memberships American Educational Research Association AERA Literacy Research Association LRA International Literacy Association ILA TILE SIG International Society for Technology in Education ISTE Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education SITE Association of Teacher Educators ATE National Association for Professional Development Schools NAPDS Professional Development National Summer Institute in Digital Literacy University of Rhode Island 2015 2016 Cognitive Coaching Institute Atlanta GA 2010 Critical Friends Coaches Training Atlanta GA 2008 University USF Elementary Education Professional Development Conference 2013 2014 2015 Literacy Department Doctoral Student Development 2015 2016 Title IX Training 2015 Book Study Finding Freedom in the Classroom USF 2015 Book Study The Art of Case Study USF 2015
Stephanie M Branson  9       Service to Community      School-based  Educational Media Materials Review Committee, Anderso...
Stephanie M Branson 10 Teaching Certifications Florida Elementary K 6 Gifted Endorsement Georgia Early Childhood Education P 5 Middle Grades Language Arts 4 8 Middle Grades Math 4 8 Middle Grades Science 4 8 Middle Grades Social Studies 4 8 Gifted Endorsement Teacher Support Specialist
Stephanie M Branson  10    Teaching Certifications    Florida  Elementary K-6 Gifted Endorsement  Georgia  Early Childhood...