J. Gregory McVerry

Curriculum Vita

Southern Connecticut State University

http://jgregorymcverry.com

Email: jgregmcverry@gmail.com

EDUCATION

Ph. D., University of Connecticut                                                                            2013            

Educational Psychology, Cognition Instruction and Learning Technologies

Advisor: Donald J. Leu                                

Master of Science, University of Hartford                                                                 2001

Elementary Education                

Bachelor of Arts, University of Hartford                                                            1999

Politics and Government

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journals

McVerry, J. G., Belshaw, D., & O’Byrne, W.I. (2015). Guiding Students as they Explore, Build, and Connect Online. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy.

McVerry, J. G. (2015). Teaching credibility using Mozilla’s webmaker tools. Connecticut Reading Association Journal.

McVerry, J. G. (2012). New literacies: Online reading comprehension, online collaborative inquiry, and online content construction. Connecticut Reading Association Journal.

Leu, D.J., McVerry, J., O'Byrne, W., Kiili, C., Zawilinski, L., Everett-Cacopardo, H., Kennedy, C., & Forzani, E. (2011). 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. (2011). Critical evaluation of websites: Reading in complex ecologies. Educational Technology.

O'Byrne, W. I., & McVerry, J. G. (2009). 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. (2009). Internet Reciprocal Teaching: Navigating the C’s of change. Educational Leadership, 67(1). Retrieved from http://ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/sept09/vol67/num01/Navigating_the_Cs_of_Change.aspx.

Leu, D. J., O’Byrne, W. I., Zawilinski, L., McVerry, J. G., & Everett-Cocapardo, H. (2009). Expanding the new literacies conversation. Educational Researcher, 38, 264-269.

McVerry, J. G. (2007). Forums and functions of threaded discussions: Using new literacies to build traditional comprehension skills. The New England Reading Association Journal, (43)1, 17-22.

McVerry, J.G. (2007). Power of posting poetry: Teaching new literacies. Language Arts Journal of Michigan, 23(1), 51-56.

McVerry, J. G. (2007). Discussion boards: The new instructional text. Sigtel Bulletin [Online Serial].

Invited Publications

Marx, H. & McVerry, J. G. (2012). A critical need for global education in our schools. Reading Today Online.  Retrieved from: http://www.reading.org/General/Publications/blog/BlogSinglePost/reading-today-online/2012/09/28/tile-sig-feature-a-critical-need-for-global-education-in-our-schools#.ULphR9PjkhE

McVerry, J. G. (2012). In defense of narrative texts. Reading Today Online. Retrieved from: http://www.reading.org/general/publications/blog/blogsinglepost/12-04-06/tile-sig_feature_in_defense_of_narrative_texts_and_online_tools_for_composing_them.aspx

McVerry, J. G.  (2011). Digital development. Reading Today Online. Retrieved from: http://www.reading.org/General/Publications/blog/BlogSinglePost/11-11-18/Digital_Development.aspx

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.

Chapters

O’Byrne, I., McVerry, G.J., 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, 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). Multimodal 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, 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

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, I. (2008). Reaching the NETS with Epals. Washington DC: Epals.

PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS

Conference Papers and Presentations

McVerry, J.G. & W.I. O’Byrne (2016). Alternate Publications. Exploring Literacy in the Open. Study Group. 65th Annual Literacy Research Association Conference, Carlsbad, CA.

McVerry, J.G. (2015). Open Source Learning. Mozfest. 5th Annual Mozilla Conference. London, England.

McVerry, J.G. (2014). 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 paper presented at the 64th Literacy Research Association conference, Marco Island, FL.

McVerry, J. G. (2014). 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. (2014). 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 Annual Literacy Research Association conference, Marco Island, FL.

Belshaw, D, O’Byrne, W.I., & McVerry, J.G. (2014). Toward The Development of a Web Literacy Map: Exploring, Building, and Connecting Online. A session presented at the 64th Annual Literacy Research Association conference, Marco Island, FL.

McVerry J.G. (2013, December). Strategic Text Assembly: Analyzing Online Reading Comprehension. In J. Bartells (Chair), Literacy and Technology. A paper presented at the 63rd Annual Literacy Research Association conference, Dallas, TX.

McVerry, J. G., O’Byrne, W. I., Lund, D., Bartels, J., Rhodes, J., Zammit, K., & Wolsey, T. D.

(2013, December). Digital Texts and Tools: Potential Uses, Assessments, and Methodologies for the Literacy Educator and Researcher. A study group presented at the 63rd Annual Literacy Research Association conference, Dallas, TX.

McVerry, J.G., O’Byrne, W. I., Brown, T., Helman, J., Nash-Ditzel, S., & DeMatteo, F. (2013, November). 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 paper presented at the 62nd Annual Literacy Research Association conference, San Diego, CA.

McVerry, J. G., Ringler-Pet, S. & O’Byrne, W. I. (2013, December). 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. (2013, August). Twitter 101. Print2Pixel Confernce. West Haven, CT.

McVerry, J. G. (2013, August). Twitter 102. Print2Pixel Confernce. West Haven, CT.

McVerry, J. G. (2013, August). Making Poetry Not Suck. Print2Pixel Confernce. West Haven, CT.

McVerry, J. G. (2013, August). Annotating Texts and Close Reading w/ Digital Tools. Print2Pixel Confernce. West Haven, CT.

McVerry, J. G. (2013, August) Using screencasts to improve writing instruction and feedback. Presentation at Connecticut EdCamp. Simsbury, CT.

McVerry, J. G., Arzt, J. (2013, August). Let's Battle! Google+ destroys Twitter as a PLN. & Making Connections through Google+ Communities. Presentation at Connecticut EdCamp. Simsbury, CT.

McVerry, J. G. (2013, August). Use Digital Tools for Analytical Reading: Text Based Talk and Text Based Analysis. Presentation at Connecticut EdCamp. Simsbury, CT.

McVerry, J. G. (2013, August). 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.

(2012, November). Digital Texts and Tools: Potential Uses, Assessments, and Methodologies for the Literacy Educator and Researcher. A study group presented at the 62nd Annual 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 paper presented at the 62nd Annual 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

paper presented at the 62nd Annual 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 paper presented at the 62nd Annual Literacy Research Association Conference, San Diego, CA.

McVerry, J.G. (2012, November). Co-Chair. Area 10 Co-Chairs Invited Session. Presentation

at the 62nd Annual 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. (2011). Cool Tools: Potential Uses, Assessments, and Methodologies for the Literacy Educator and Researcher. A Study Group Presented at the 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 paper presented at the 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 paper presented at the Literacy Research Conference. 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, I. (2011). W. Publishing as the province of a participatory culture: Critical evaluation of websites. In C. Hickerford (Chair) Learning in Digital Spaces. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association.

McVerry, J. G. & O’Byrne, W. I. (2010, June). Online content creation to support strategy exchange. Presentation at 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 paper presented at the Annual American Educational Research Association.

Leu, D. J., McVerry, J. G., O’Byrne, 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 paper presented at the Annual American Educational Research Association.

McVerry, J. G. & Everret-Cacopardo, H. (2009, December). Critical evaluation of websites: Verbal protocol analysis. In L. Zawilinski (Chair), The Internet said so: Critical evaluation and communication in online spaces. A paper presented at the 58th Annual National Reading Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

O’Byrne, W. I. & McVerry, J. G. (2009, December). Assessments as evolved and defined by Internet communication technologies. In W. I. O’Byrne (Chair), Extending Reciprocal Teaching. A paper presented at the 58th Annual National Reading Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

McVerry, J. G. & Ringler-Pet, S. (2009, December). 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 implications of dialogism, heteroglossia, and chronotope. A paper presented at the 58th Annual National Reading Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

McVerry, J. G., O’Byrne, W.I., & Zawilinski, L. (2009, December). Internet Reciprocal Teaching and professional development. In W. I. O’Byrne (Chair), Extending Reciprocal Teaching. A paper presented at the 58th Annual National Reading Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Zawilinski, L., Everett-Cacopardo, H., McVerry, J. G., & O’Byrne, I. (2009, November). Working with new literacies: How the Internet is changing reading. Learning & the Brain 24th International Conference, Boston, MA.

McVerry, J. G. & Ringler-Pet, S. (2009, November). Drop a Mouse in Poetry. Presentation at 99th Annual National Council of Teacher of English Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

O’Byrne, W. I., McVerry, J. G., & Everrt-Cacopardo, H. (2009, November). In L. Zawilinski (Chair), Writing in the 1-to-1 laptop. Presentation at 99th 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. (2009, May). 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. (2009, May). Providing Technical Support in the Technology and Literacy Classroom. Literacy and technology institute. International Reading Association Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.

McVerry, J.G. (2009, March). 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. (2009, March). Multimodal poetry: Connecting response and authorship. Presentation at the Literacy Essentials Conference. New Britain, CT.

McVerry, J. G. & O’Byrne, W. I. (2009, March). Putting it together: Synthesis and online reading comprehension. Presentation at the Literacy Essentials Conference. New Britain, CT.

McVerry, J.G. & O’Byrne, W.I. (2008, November). Constructing texts together: synthesis and online reading comprehension. In L. Zawilinski (chair) Negotiating texts and identity in the 1-to-1 laptop classroom. A paper presented at the at the 58th Annual National Reading Conference. Orlando, FL.

O’Byrne, W.I., & McVerry, J. G.  (2008, November). Developing an instrument to measure dispositions. In L. Zawilinski (chair) Negotiating texts and identity in the 1-to-1 laptop classroom. A paper presented at the at the 58th Annual National Reading Conference. Orlando, FL.

McVerry, J.G., & Hutchinson, A. (2008, November). 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. (2008, November). 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. (2008, November). 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. (2008, May). 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, I. (2008, May). 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. (2008, March). Formative design and teaching Internet comprehension to adolescents. Social and emotional poster session. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New York.

Berliner, D. (2008, March). 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.

Buehl, M., Coiro, J., Squire, K. (2008, March). 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.

McVerry, J. G. (2008, March). Challenges to comprehension: Comparing offline and online texts. Presenter at the Annual Literacy Essentials Conference. Central Connecticut State University. New Britain, CT.

Zawilinski, L., Carter, A., O’Byrne, I., McVerry, G., Leu, D. J. (2007, November). Toward a taxonomy of online reading comprehension strategies. Paper presented at the 57th Annual National Reading Conference. Austin, TX.

McVerry, J. G. (2007). Potentials and Pitfalls of Blogging, Presenter 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 and Presentations

McVerry, J. G. (2012). 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.(2012). 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. (2012). 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. (2012). Mapping youth participatory politics. In H. Reinghold (Chair), Connected Learing Seminars. Panelist member for presentation available at: http://connectedlearning.tv/joe-kahne-and-cathy-cohen-mapping-youth-participatory-politics. MacArthur Foundation.

McVerry, J.G, (2011, May). Enhancing pedagogy and teaching with new literacies. Invited presenter at Connecticut Association of Schools New Administrators. Cromwell, CT.

McVerry, J. G.  (2010, September). Recent research on the new literacies of online reading comprehension. Invited Presenter at the Teaching and Learning in Future Tense Conference. Waterbury, CT.

McVerry, J. G.  (2009, March). Connecting classical literature and curriculum with Web 2.0 technology. Invited presenter at 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,

        October). 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, I., & Zawilinski, L., (2009, March). How do reading and learning change on the Internet? Responding to new literacies in Massachusetts. Keynote address at the secondary school reading conference, Massachusetts Department of Education, Marlborough, MA.

McVerry J.G. (2008, December).  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. (2007, November). E-Portfolios: New Literacies and New Assessments. Invited presenter at the Connecticut Career Pathways Conference. Waterbury, CT.

McVerry, J. G. (2007, November). Threading the web: Threaded discussions as the new instructional text. Invited presenter at 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. (2007, March). Forums and functions of threaded discussions. Invited presenter at 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 presenter at 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 Presenter at the Connecticut Educators Computer Association Annual Conference. Cromwell, CT.

UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Instructor, EDU 106: New Literacies: Digital Texts and Tools for Life Long Learning.             2014-2015

New Haven, CT.

                 

Instructor, EDU 307W Children’s Literature and Language Arts.                                          2011-2015

New Haven, CT.

Instructor, EDU 308W Children’s Literature and Language Arts in Early Childhood                2011-2015

New Haven, CT.

Instructor, EDU 307-80 Children’s Literature and Language Arts                                                        2011-2015

New Haven, CT.

Instructor, EDU 414W Applications of Human  Development.                                          2011-2012

New Haven, CT.

Instructor, EDU 318 Foundations Literacy.                                                                            2011-2012

New Haven, CT.

Instructor, EDU 573 Language Arts a Developmental Approach.                                                   2011-2012

New Haven, CT.

Instructor, EDCI 5080 Reading and Literacy in the Content Areas                                2011-2013

Waterbury, CT

Instructor, EDCI 5080 Reading and Literacy in the Content Areas                                                    2010-2013                 

West Hartford, CT.

Online Instructor, EDCI 5189 New literacies and interactive learning                                                    2009

environments. University of Connecticut. Storrs, CT.                                

Online Instructor, EDCI 326 Curriculum laboratory: New literacies                                                   2008

research and practice. University of Connecticut. Storrs, CT.                                

INTERVIEWS

Hill, R. (2009). The New Literacies equation. Voices of Youth America. American Library Association.

Collier, L. (2008). The C’s of change: An extended interview with the New Literacies Research Team. The Council Chronicle. National Council of Teachers of English.

McVerry, J. G.,  & O’Byrne, W. I., (2008, July). Digital Literacies and problem based learning. A Driving Questions podcast presented at the annual Epals conference, Boston, MA.

Mokhtari, K., Kymes, A., & Edwards, P. (2008). Assessing the new literacies of online reading comprehension: An informative interview with W. Ian O'Byrne, Lisa Zawilinski, J. Greg McVerry, and Donald J. Leu at the University of Connecticut. The Reading Teacher, 62(4), 354–357.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor                                                                              2011-2015

Education

Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven, CT.

Research Assistant

Online Reading Comprehension Assessment, IES Grant                                                                           2009-2011

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.

Research Assistant                                                                                          2007-2011

Teaching Internet Comprehension to Adolescents, IES Grant                        

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.

Research Assistant                                                                                      2007-2008

Internet Comprehension in Content Area Classrooms, Carnegie Grant                        

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.

Research Assistant                                                                                                                            2006-2007

Teaching Internet Comprehension to Adolescents, IES Grant                        

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.

Intern-Dean of Student Affairs                                                                                                    1999-2001

Student Activities Advisor, Program Council Advisor

University of Hartford, Hartford, CT.        

GRANTS

Randall, R.E., Dunne, D., Kelly, C., Jacobs, S., Ben-Avie, M., Bogdan, Z., & McVerry, J.G. (2014).  CRIS Kids+. Institute of Educational Sciences, $1,500,000 Innovation & Design Grant.  Under Review.

McVerry, J. G. & Goldberg, A. (2014). The creation of a master’s program in digital teaching and learning. Curriculum Related Activities Grant, 4,000.

McVerry, J. G., & Randall, R. (2013). Common Core Anchor Institute. Grant Submitted to the Connecticut Teacher Quality Partnership Program, 196,000. Unfunded.

Dickinson, C., & McVerry, J. G. (2013). Talking Through Texts. Connecticut State University Systems Award. $8,500.

Dickinson, C., & McVerry, J. G. (2012). Talking Through Texts. Connecticut State University Systems Award. $10,000.

McVerry, J. G & Marx, H. (2012). Southern New Haven Area Professional Development Program Common Core Anchor Institute. Grant Submitted to the Connecticut Teacher Quality Partnership Program, 300,000. Unfunded

McVerry, J. G., O’Byrne, W. I., & O’Byrne, W. J. (2011). Health and Digital Literacy Patient Empowerment Proposal: Electronic Health Record Inquiry Simulations and Personal Health Information Management Strategies. National Institutes of Health. $894,000.

O’Byrne, W. I.,  McVerry, J.G., & O’Byrne, W. J. (2011). The New Jersey Health Information Patient Empowerment Proposal. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. $28,049,958. Unfunded.

Washington, A., Arafeh, S., Risiky, D., McVerry, J.G. (2011). Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. A college readiness grant serving New Haven youth. $2,520,000.

McVerry, J.G., O’Byrne, W.I., & Koehler, C. (2012). The NExT Insitute: Negotiating Education at the Crossroad of Technology. A DK-12 Grant submitted to the National Science Foundation. $100,000. Unfunded.

Assisted in the development of the following grant proposals:

Leu, D. J. & Kulikovich, J., Sedransk, N., Coiro, J. (2008). Assessing Online Reading Comprehension: The ORCA Project.  U. S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences. Funded for $2,813,127.00.

Leu, D. J. & Reinking, D. (2008) Integrating Online Reading Comprehension Skills In Science With Struggling Adolescent Readers. U. S. Department of Education. Institute of Education Sciences. 2005-8. $1,516,779.00. (Under review.)

SERVICE TO PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

e-Editor, Literacy Research Association, 2012-Present.

Editor, Connecticut Reading  Association Journal, 2012-Present.

Literacy and Technology Area Chair, Literacy Research Association, 2011-2013.

Reviewer, Journal of Educational Computing Research. Amytiville, NY: Baywood, 2010-Present.

Senior Chair, Division C Graduate Student Committee, American Educational Research Association, 2008-2009.

Editorial Review Board, READ: Reading Exploration and Discovery. Louisiana Reading Association, 2008-Present.

Guest Reviewer, Reading Research Quarterly. International Reading Association, 2008.

Member, International Reading Association’s Studies and Research: Program Development Subcommittee, 2008-2010.

Junior Chair, Division C Graduate Student Committee, American Educational Research Association, 2007-2008

Research Poster Proposal Reviewer, IRA Annual Conference, 2010.

Research Poster Proposal Reviewer, IRA Annual Conference, 2009.

Proposal Reviewer, AERA Annual Conference, 2008.

Proposal Reviewer, NRC Annual Conference, 2008.

Proposal Reviewer, IRA Annual Conference, Minneapolis, 2008.

Proposal Reviewer, IRA Annual Conference,  Phoenix, 2008.

Proposal Reviewer. IRA World Conference of Reading, 2008.

        

SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY

CLASSROOM TEACHING EXPERIENCE

6th Grade Teacher                                                                                      2002-2007

Woodbury Middle School

Woodbury, CT        

Home Bound Tutor                                                                                2002-2007

Regional School District 14

Woodbury, CT

Extended School Year Instructor                                                                                                2002-2007                                                                           

English Language Learners

Regional School District 14

Woodbury, CT

Title One Teacher                                                                                2001-2002

Regional School District 14

Woodbury, CT

CONSULTING

McVerry, J. G. (2014).  Amplify Learning: Smarter Balance CCSS formative assessment development. Brooklyn, NY.

McVerry, J. G. (2014). ReVision Learning: New Haven TEVAL. New Haven, CT.

McVerry, J. G. (2013) ReVision Learning: Newark teacher evaluation program. Newark, NJ.

McVerry, J. G. (2013). Branford Public School Elementary iPad Initative. Branford, CT.

McVerry, J. G. (2013) Massachussetts New Literacies Institute. Chair. Cambridge, MA.

McVerry, J. G., & O’Byrne, I. W. (2011-2013). McGowan grant for New Literacies. Marywood University. Scranton, PA.

McVerry, J. G. (2012). New Literacies and schools. Using technology to reach the Common Core. New administrator program. Connecticut Association of Schools.

McVerry, J. G. (2012) Massachussetts New Literacies Institute. Chair. Cambridge, MA.

McVerry, J. G., Drew, S. & O’Byrne, I. W. (2010-present). Boston Commons: Common core, common writing. Boston Public Schools.

McVerry, J. G. & O’Byrne, I. W. (2008-present). Creating blended learning environments in the Technical High School. Connecticut Technical High School. State of Connecticut Board of Education.

McVerry, J. G. (2011) Massachussetts New Literacies Institute. Chair. Cambridge, MA.

McVerry, J. G. (2010). Massachussetts New Literacies Institute. Conference Organizer. Cambridge, MA.

McVerry, J. G. (2010). Moving from we can’t to we must: New Literacies and schools. New administrator program. Connecticut Association of Schools.

McVerry, J. G. (2009-2010). Developing a New Media  Literacies Curriculum. Professional Development sessions presented at the KING School.  Stamford, CT.

McVerry, J. G. & O’Byrne, I. W. (2007, February) Usefulness and Truthfulness . Professional development session presented at ICT Institute. Westport School District, Westport, CT.

McVerry, J. G. & O’Byrne, I. W. (2007, February).  New Literacies of Online Reading Comprehension. Professional development session provided to classroom teachers. Westport School District, Westport, CT.

McVerry, J. G. & O’Byrne, I. W. (2007, February).  New Literacies of Online Reading Comprehension. Professional development session provided to Connecticut Association of School Librarians. Berlin, CT.

McVerry, J. G. (2006-2008). E-Portfolios as performance based assessments. Pilot electronic portfolio program funded by Carl Perkins Grant. Ellis Clark Regional Agriculture and Technical Center, Woodbury, CT.

McVerry, J. G. (2007, August). Bringing curriculum live.  Professional development session provided  to language arts coordinators. Regional School District 14, CT.

McVerry, J. G. (2007, August). Pedagogies of classroom websites.  Professional development session provided to elementary, middle school, and high school teachers. Regional School District 14, CT.

McVerry, J. G. (2007, July). Effective integration of interactive whiteboard.  Professional development session provided to elementary, middle school, and high school teachers. Regional School District 14, CT.

McVerry, J. G. (2007, July). Mastering the electronic grade book.  Professional development session provided to elementary, middle school, and high school teachers. Regional School District 14, CT.

                                                

HONORS

                                

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:        

American Educational Research Association, Member,  2007-present

International Reading Association, 2006-present.

National Reading Conference, 2007-present.

National Council of Teachers of English, 2007-present.                                                           

Revised 10/1/2016