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Service-Learning

Cate Crosby

cate crosby

Dr. Cate Crosby has been assistant professor in Literacy and Second Language Studies at the University of Cincinnati since August 2012.  She moved to Cincinnati from Philadelphia where she was Associate Professor of TESOL and worked with Philadelphia City School teachers at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.  At UC, she teaches theory and methods courses in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) online and face-to-face to pre- and in-service teachers and doctoral students.  Her regional, national, and international presentations and publications focus on preparing teachers to work with English language learners (ELLs) in the content-area classroom, service-learning and teacher education, and the use of technology in the second language classroom.  Her most recent publication is “Developing Global Literacy Skills of K-12 Pre-Service Teachers of English Language Learners (ELLs) through Service-Learning” (2014).  This publication is based on the service-learning work she did with pre-service teachers in Philadelphia.  She has implemented service-learning for the first time in her online courses at UC and will be presenting on the results from this – “Benefits of Service-Learning across Classrooms in Preparing K-12 Content-Area Teachers of ELLs” - at the American Association of Applied Linguistic Annual convention in Portland, Oregon in March 2014.  Currently, she’s working with UC faculty from the Departments of Middle Childhood and Special Education on a project funded by an Ohio Deans Compact Incentive Grant Award to prepare all teachers to work with special education and English language learners in all classrooms in Cincinnati PK-12 schools.  In her spare time, she rides her bike with the Cincinnati Cycle Club and knits scarves for the homeless in OTR with the knitting club at Vineyard Cincinnati.