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About bluegrassjb

I am an academic with a love for language, literacy and learning. The focus of my work is on student success at the K-12 and college levels. Outside of my professional interests I enjoy travel, photography and antiquing with my partner and wife. We like to hit the road in our travel trailer with the dogs and when they can join us, our kids.

Tutor Training Nov. 3, 2016

The Center for Adolescent Literacies at UNC Charlotte in partnership with United Way of Central Carolinas is hosting a Tutoring 101 tutor training session on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the United Way offices … Continue reading

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Tutoring 201 Workshop: Helping English Language Learners

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Students Create Digital Tools to Improve Popular Scrabble Program

Published from the UNC Charlotte College of Education website:  Making learning fun is a consistent ambition for many educators, and starting this fall, resources developed by two College of Education students will make reaching that goal a little bit easier. … Continue reading

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RWS Tutor Training scheduled for Sept. 13, 2014

United Way of Central Carolinas and the Center for Adolescent Literacies is co-hosting another ReadWriteServe tutor/mentor training. The training will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Bliss Hall. … Continue reading

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PBS News Hour report on Freedom School

PBS News Hour reports on the Children’s Defense Fund’s Freedom Schools in this 5-1/2 minute report aired Aug. 11, 2014. And yes, the study cited 4 minutes 15 seconds into the report was conducted by the Center for Adolescent Literacies … Continue reading

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Help Team Cam and United Way of Central Carolinas Win On and Off the Field

 As you know, United Way of Central Carolinas has been working to recruit, place, and train volunteer readers, tutors and mentors to help students in our area become academically successful. The effort is in collaboration with United Way Worldwide and … Continue reading

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Ad Lit Book Club debuts this fall

The Ad Lit Book Club is an initiative of the Center for Adolescent Literacies at UNC Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C. to build community and conversation around discussions of books that focus on adolescents and their literacies. This Fall, 2013 we … Continue reading

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