New paper on the challenges in connecting reading science and educational practice

LCNL researchers Mark Seidenberg and Matt Cooper Borkenhagen along with Devin Kearns at UConn have a new paper, titled, “Lost in Translation? Challenges in Connecting Reading Science and Educational Practice”. In the paper they ask how much of what we’ve learned from the “science of reading” is useful to teachers? Abstract Can the…

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Explaining our science to kids

Are you looking for a fun way to incorporate science into homeschooling your children during this pandemic? If so, here’s a suggestion: LCNL researchers Charles Rojas, Elise Hopman, and Maryellen MacDonald published an article today explaining their language learning research to kids. Their article, “How can you get better at learning…

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Seidenberg in Wisconsin State Journal

Mark Seidenberg is in the Wisconsin State Journal article “Phonics in focus: Advocates push Wisconsin for ‘science of reading’”. Recently, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction endorsed explicit phonics instruction for teaching reading. This WSJ article focuses on literacy rates in Wisconsin, skepticism toward the science of reading among educators,…

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PhD student Mark Koranda’s outreach project Skilled Reflection at UW-Madison

LCNL student Mark Koranda created a student organization, “Skilled Reflection,” designed to use language and writing as a tool for self-exploration and reflection. Mark designs meetings with concrete, grounded writing prompts, encouraging members to use real-time quiet journaling. The purpose is ultimately to help students find answers to questions about…

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Mark Seidenberg on WPR: Phonics Instruction in Public Schools

Mark Seidenberg talks with Kate Archer Kent on Wisconsin Public Radio about Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s recent announcement to endorse ‘explicit phonics instruction’ in schools. Dr. Seidenberg discusses why explicit phonics instruction is crucial and weighs in more broadly on literacy and the complicated nature of implementing explicit phonics…

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Elise Hopman recognized with University-wide mentoring award

LCNL graduate student Elise Hopman has been awarded this year’s University of Wisconsin-Madison Award for Mentoring Undergraduates in Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities for her excellence in mentoring. Elise’s mentees have spoken at University-wide events, participated in summer research and study abroad programs, won department, university and national awards. Working in LCNL, her research assistants have…

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LCNL and collaborators at Psychonomics “Plan Reuse in Motor and Language Production”

LCNL and collaborators from Penn State’s Language and Cognition Lab will present “Plan Reuse in Motor and Language Production” at the 60th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society in Montreal on Thursday, November 14, 2019. Authors: Amy L. Lebkuecher, Pennsylvania State University, Natalie Schwob, Pennsylvania State University, Misty Kabasa and…

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PhD candidate Arella Gussow presents at UW-Madison Department of Psychology’s First Year Project Symposium

PhD candidate and LCNL research fellow Arella Gussow successfully defended her first year research project and presented the talk “Serial Ordering in Language and Motor Action” at the 34th annual First Year Project Symposium at UW-Madison Department of Psychology on November 01, 2019. See the program here.      

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