Dr Jen Scott Curwood

BA(Wis), BS(Wis), MS(Wis), PhD(Wis)
Senior Lecturer, English Education and Media Studies
Curriculum Coordinator, Secondary English
Program Director, Study Abroad and General Electives

A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 4735
Fax +61 2 9351 2621

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Biographical details

Jen Scott Curwood is a senior lecturer in English education and media studies at the University of Sydney, where she is a member of the Academic Board, chair of the Humanities Ethics Committee, and on the management team of the Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation. Within the School of Education and Social Work, she is the Program Director of Study Abroad and General Electives as well as the English Curriculum Coordinator for the Secondary Combined Degree. She recently received the Teacher Educator of the Year Award from the Australian Teacher Education Association and Teachers Mutual Bank.

Jen's research focuses on literacy, technology, and teacher professional development. In 2015, Jen spent a semester as a visiting scholar in the Computer-Human Interaction in Learning and Instruction lab at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland. Her work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Literacy Research, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, Teaching Education, E-Learning and Digital Media, and Learning, Media, and Technology. She has published a co-authored book, Conducting Qualitative Research of Learning in Online Spaces.

Jen completed her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA. Her major area of emphasis was Literacy Studies, with minors in Composition and Rhetoric and Educational Psychology. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, Jen was a public school teacher. She taught middle school and high school English, and she is accredited as a K-12 reading specialist. Since coming to Australia, Jen has established a partnership with the Compass Program, within the University of Sydney's Social Inclusion Unit, and provides literacy workshops for high school students in western and southwestern Sydney as well as rural areas of New South Wales.

Visit her website for her CV and more information about her work.

Research interests

  • Literacy and literature
  • Learning technologies and new media
  • Teacher education and professional learning

Teaching and supervision

  • Program Director: Study Abroad and General Electives
  • English Curriculum Coordinator: Secondary Combined Degree (B.Ed./B.A.)
  • Unit Coordinator: EDSE3044 - Teaching English 1, EDSE3062 - Teaching English 2, EDSE4027 - Teaching English 3, EDUF3034 - Australian Theatre, Film, and Learning
  • Senior Tutor: Sancta Sophia College

Current projects

Current Research Projects:

  • Understanding and facilitating learning in emerging knowledge co-creation spaces, led by Lina Markauskaite, with Peter Reimann, Peter Goodyear, Abelardo Pardo, Judy Kay, Tim Shaw, Philip Poronnik, Janette Bobis, Jennifer Way, Alyson Simpson, Louise Sutherland, Jen Scott Curwood, Michael Jacobson, Kathryn Bartimote-Aufflick, Kalina Yacef, Irena Koprinska, and Rafael Calvo. University of Sydney DVC Research/Sydney Research Excellence Initiative 2020, $150,000.
  • Methodological innovations for assessing learning in digital spaces, led by Jen Scott Curwood and Dragan Gasevic, with Abelardo Pardo, Jen Ross, and Amani Bell. University of Sydney and University of Edinburgh Partnership Collaboration Award, $20,000.
  • Speak out: Fostering intercultural dialogue and social transformation through spoken word poetry. United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization Grant, $15,000.
  • Words make things happen: Transforming Shakespeare in the English curriculum, led by Huw Griffiths, with Jen Scott Curwood and Alison O'Grady. University of Sydney Education Innovation Grant, $25,180.

Prior Research Projects:

  • Ask Charlie: A participatory mobile website for resource-based academic professional development, led by Kate Thomson, with Jen Scott Curwood and Martin Tomitsch (University of Sydney) and Matthias Hank Haeusler (University of New South Wales). Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching Extension Grant, $28,400.
  • Professional development for academics: Evaluating a personalised mobile website for learning from student feedback, LEd by Martin Tomitsch, with Jen Scott Curwood, Graham Hendry, and Kate Thomson (University of Sydney). Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching Seed Grant, $50,000.
  • Adolescent literacy practices and online affinity spaces. International Program Development Fund Grant, $6,375.
  • The role of teacher professional development in shaping students' writing motivation. Centre for Excellence Grant, $26,600.
  • Collaborating with middle school teachers to promote students' literacy achievement, led by Mary Louise Gomez, with Jen Scott Curwood (University of Wisconsin). Partner School Network Grant, $10,000.
  • Digital tools, social identities, and cultural models in teacher professional development. Wisconsin State Reading Association Grant, $500.

Associations

Awards and honours

  • Teacher Educator of the Year Award, Australian Teacher Education Association and Teachers Mutual Bank, 2016
  • Taylor and Francis Prize for Best Paper by a New Researcher, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual Conference, 2016
  • Research in Literacy Education Award Finalist, United Kingdom Literacy Association and Wiley-Blackwell, 2011 and 2016
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Faculty of Education and Social Work, 2013
  • Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award Finalist, International Reading Association, 2012
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of Literacy Research, 2012
  • Carrie R. Barton Memorial Scholarship, University of Wisconsin, 2010 to 2011
  • Fellowship, Wisconsin Spencer Doctoral Research Program, 2008 to 2010
  • Pat Bricker Research Award, Wisconsin State Reading Association, 2010
  • Netzer-Wendt Scholarship, University of Wisconsin, 2008 to 2009
  • Initiative of Education Equity Award, American Association of University Women, 2006

In the media

Selected grants

2017

  • Understanding and facilitating learning in emerging knowledge co-creation spaces; Markauskaite L, Reimann P, Goodyear P, Pardo A, Kay J, Shaw T, Poronnik P, Bobis J, Way J, Simpson A, Sutherland L, Curwood J, Jacobson M, Bartimote-Aufflick K, Yacef K, Koprinska I, Calvo R; DVC Research/Sydney Research Excellence Initiative 2020 (SREI).

2016

  • Speak out: Fostering intercultural dialogue and social transformation through spoken word poetry; Curwood J; Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Federal)/Australian National Commission for UNESCO Grants Program.
  • Words Make Things Happen: Transforming Shakespeare in the English Curriculum; Griffiths H, Curwood J, O'Grady A; DVC Education/Large Educational Innovation Grant.

2015

  • Ask Charlie: A participatory mobile website for resource-based academic professional development; Thomson K, Tomitsch M, Curwood J, Haeusler M; Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT)/OLT Grants.

2013

  • Adolescent literacy practices and online affinity spaces; Curwood J; Office of Global Engagement/IPDF Grant.
  • Professional development for academics: Evaluating a personalised mobile website for learning from student feedback; Tomitsch M, Curwood J, Hendry G, Thomson K; Office of Learning and Teaching, Australian Government/OLT Grants Research - Seed Projects.

2012

  • The role of teacher professional development in shaping students' writing motivation; Curwood J; Epping Boys High School/Research Support.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Gerber, H., Abrams, S., Curwood, J., Magnifico, A. (2017). Conducting qualitative research of learning in online spaces. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Book Chapters

  • Curwood, J., Lammers, J., Magnifico, A. (2017). From theory to practice: Writing, technology, and English teacher education. In H. Hallman (Eds.), Innovations in English Language Arts teacher education, (pp. 121-141). London: Emerald. [More Information]
  • Biddolph, C., Curwood, J. (2016). #PD: Examining the intersection of Twitter and professional learning. In M. Knobel & J. Kalman (Eds.), New literacies and teacher learning: Professional Development and the Digital Turn, (pp. 195-218). New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Lammers, J., Magnifico, A., Curwood, J. (2014). Exploring tools, places, and ways of being: Audience matters for developing writers. In K. E. Pytash & R. E. Ferdig (Eds.), Exploring technology for writing and writing instruction, (pp. 186-201). Hershey: IGI Global.
  • Curwood, J. (2014). From collaboration to transformation: Practitioner research for school librarians and classroom teachers. In K. Kennedy & L.S. Green (Eds.), Collaborative models for librarian and teacher partnerships, (pp. 1-11). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Willmett, G., Curwood, J. (2014). iLiterate: Exploring iPads, multimodality, and writing pedagogy in secondary English. In R.S. Anderson & C. Mims (Eds.), Handbook of research on digital tools for writing instruction in K-12 settings, (pp. 243-258). Hershey: IGI Global.
  • Curwood, J. (2014). Reader, writer, gamer: Online role playing games as literary response. In H.R. Gerber & S.S. Abrams (Eds.), Bridging literacies with videogames, (pp. 53-66). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
  • Curwood, J. (2013). Fan fiction, remix culture, and the Potter Games. In V. E. Frankel (Eds.), Teaching with Harry Potter, (pp. 81-92). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Journals

  • Padgett, E., Curwood, J. (2016). A figment of their imagination: Adolescent poetic literacy in an online affinity space. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 59(4), 397-407. [More Information]
  • Bowmer, M., Curwood, J. (2016). From Keats to Kanye: Romantic poetry and popular culture in the secondary English classroom. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 60(2), 141-149. [More Information]
  • Collie, R., Martin, A., Curwood, J. (2016). Multidimensional motivation and engagement for writing: Construct validation with a sample of boys. Educational Psychology, 36(4), 771-791. [More Information]
  • Curwood, J., O'Grady, A. (2015). Answering the call: Reflections on professional learning and English teaching. English in Australia, 50(3), 31-34.
  • Yeung, D., Curwood, J. (2015). Boys' literacy development: Navigating the intersection of popular culture, new literacies, and high stakes assessments. English in Australia, 50(2), 21-29.
  • Altura, G., Curwood, J. (2015). Hitting restart: Learning and gaming in an Australian classroom. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 59(1), 25-27. [More Information]
  • Thibaut, P., Curwood, J., Carvalho, L., Simpson, A. (2015). Moving across physical and online spaces: A case study in a blended primary classroom. Learning, Media & Technology, 40(4), 458-479. [More Information]
  • Curwood, J., Tomitsch, M., Thomson, K., Hendry, G. (2015). Professional learning in higher education: Understanding how academics interpret student feedback and access resources to improve their teaching. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 31(5), 556-571.
  • Lu, Y., Curwood, J. (2015). Update your status: Exploring pre-service teacher identities in an online discussion group. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 43(5), 438-449. [More Information]
  • Magnifico, A., Curwood, J., Lammers, J. (2015). Words on the screen: Broadening analyses of interactions among fanfiction writers and reviewers. Literacy, 49(3), 158-166. [More Information]
  • Curwood, J. (2014). Between continuity and change: Identities and narratives within teacher professional development. Teaching Education, 25(2), 156-183. [More Information]
  • Fields, D., Magnifico, A., Lammers, J., Curwood, J. (2014). DIY media creation. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 58(1), 19-24. [More Information]
  • Curwood, J. (2014). English teachers' cultural models about technology: A microethnographic perspective on professional development. Journal of Literacy Research, 46(1), 9-38. [More Information]
  • Curwood, J. (2013). Applying the design framework to technology professional development. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 29(3), 89-96.
  • Curwood, J. (2013). Redefining normal: A critical analysis of (dis)ability in young adult literature. Children's Literature in Education, 44(1), 15-28. [More Information]
  • Curwood, J. (2013). Review of Mollie V. Blackburn's Interrupting Hate: Homophobia in Schools and What Literacy Can Do About It. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 56(6), 508-510.
  • Curwood, J. (2013). The Hunger Games: Literature, literacy, and online affinity spaces. Language Arts, 90(6), 417-427.
  • Curwood, J., Magnifico, A., Lammers, J. (2013). Writing in the wild: Writers' motivation in fan-based affinity spaces. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 56(8), 677-685. [More Information]
  • Curwood, J. (2012). Cultural shifts, multimodal representations, and assessment practices: A case study. E-Learning and Digital Media, 9(2), 232-244. [More Information]
  • Lammers, J., Curwood, J., Magnifico, A. (2012). Toward an affinity space methodology: Considerations for literacy research. English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 11(2), 44-58.
  • Curwood, J., Cowell, L. (2011). iPoetry: Creating space for new literacies in the English curriculum. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 55(2), 110-120. [More Information]
  • Curwood, J. (2011). Review of Marilyn Cochran-Smith and Susan L. Lytle’s Inquiry as Stance: Practitioner Research for the Next Generation. Networks: An On-line Journal for Teacher Research, 13(1), 1-4.
  • Curwood, J. (2011). Teachers as learners: What makes technology-focused professional development effective? English in Australia, 46(3), 71-78.
  • Curwood, J. (2010). Beyond Google. Instructor, 119(5), 49-53.
  • Curwood, J., Gallo, J. (2010). Making research relevant. Wisconsin English Journal, 52(1), 14-16.
  • Gallo, J., Curwood, J. (2010). Making research relevant: New directions. Wisconsin English Journal, 52(2), 23-25.
  • Gomez, M., Schieble, M., Curwood, J., Hassett, D. (2010). Technology, learning and instruction: distributed cognition in the secondary English classroom. Literacy, 44(1), 20-27. [More Information]
  • Curwood, J., Gibbons, D. (2009). "Just like I have felt": Multimodal counternarratives in youth-produced digital media. International Journal of Learning and Media, 1(4), 59-77. [More Information]
  • Curwood, J. (2009). Education 2.0: The case for interactive whiteboards. Instructor, 118(6), 29-33.
  • Curwood, J., Schliesman, M., Horning, K. (2009). Fight for your right: Censorship, selection, and LGBTQ literature. English Journal, 98(4), 37-43.
  • Curwood, J. (2009). Review of Rebecca W. Black’s Adolescents and Online Fan Fiction. E-Learning and Digital Media, 6(2), 250-253.
  • Hassett, D., Curwood, J. (2009). Theories and practices of multimodal education: the instructional dynamics of picture books and primary classrooms. The Reading Teacher, 63(4), 270-282. [More Information]
  • Curwood, J. (2008). Generation IM. Instructor, 118(1), 34-38.
  • Curwood, J. (2007). What happened to kindergarten? Instructor, 117(1), 23-34.

Conferences

  • Thomson, K., Curwood, J., Tomitsch, M. (2016). Participatory professional development: Designing a mobile website that links student feedback with best practice teaching resources. 39th HERDSA Annual International Conference, Hammondville: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia.
  • Biddolph, C., Curwood, J. (2015). 'Like birds in a tree': Tweeting as professional learning. Literacy Research Association conference, Carlsbad, CA.
  • Magnifico, A., Lammers, J., Curwood, J. (2015). Analysing the contributions of reviewers to online fanfiction writing. American Educational Research Association 2015 Annual Meeting, Chicago IL.
  • Curwood, J., Lammers, J., Magnifico, A., Stornaiuolo, A. (2015). Complicating multi-sitedness in online literacy research. Literacy Research Association conference, Carlsbad, CA.
  • Thibaut, P., Curwood, J. (2015). Fostering literacy and creativity: Digital tools and online spaces in a blended primary classroom. Literacy Research Association conference, Carlsbad, CA.
  • Curwood, J., Lammers, J., Magnifico, A. (2015). From theory to practice: Writing, technology, and English teacher education. International Federation for the Teaching of English / Conference on English Education summer conference, New York, NY.
  • Magnifico, A., Curwood, J., Lammers, J. (2015). Readers and audience members: An analysis of formative feedback in online writing communities. Literacy Research Association conference, Carlsbad, CA.
  • Bowmer, M., Curwood, J. (2015). Romanticism, rap, and remix: A case study of Romantic poetry and popular culture. Literacy Research Association conference, Carlsbad, CA.
  • Curwood, J., Lammers, J., Magnifico, A. (2014). Audience interaction: An analysis of formative feedback in online writing communities. Writing Research Across Borders Conference, Paris, France.
  • Curwood, J., Magnifico, A., Lammers, J. (2014). New writing territories: The Hunger Games, Neopets, and The Sims. Australian Association for the Teaching of English and the Australian Literacy Educators' Association Annual Conference, Darwin, Australia.
  • Thibaut, P., Curwood, J. (2014). Understanding digital spaces in the classroom: Considerations for learning and literacy. Australian Association for the Teaching of English and the Australian Literacy Educators' Association Annual Conference, Darwin, Australia.
  • Magnifico, A., Curwood, J., Lammers, J. (2014). Writing across digital borders: Methodological challenges and implications. Writing Research Across Borders Conference, Paris, France.
  • Gomez, M., Curwood, J., Gallo, J. (2013). "Would it help if I stood on my head?": Developing a community of seventh grade English language learner readers and writers. American Educational Research Association 2013 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA.
  • Curwood, J., Magnifico, A., Lammers, J. (2013). Adolescent writing and fan culture in online affinity spaces. American Educational Research Association 2013 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA.
  • Magnifico, A., Lammers, J., Curwood, J. (2013). Collaborative learning across space and time: Ethnographic research in online affinity spaces. 10th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, Madison, WI: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Curwood, J. (2013). Games, literacy, and literature: Lessons from the Hunger Games. American Educational Research Association 2013 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA.
  • Curwood, J. (2013). Online role-playing games and young adult literature. Games, Learning, and Society conference, Madison, WI.
  • Curwood, J., Lammers, J., Magnifico, A. (2013). Reader, writer, gamer: Designing literacy practices to support student literacy achievement. Games, Learning, and Society conference, Madison, WI.
  • Fields, D., Grimes, S., Magnifico, A., Lammers, J., Gomez, K., Curwood, J. (2013). What's next in studying online social networking? Future research directions for creative, DIY-based sites. Games, Learning, and Society conference, Madison, WI.
  • Curwood, J. (2012). "What If normal isn't the only way to be?": A critical analysis of (dis)ability in young adult literature. International Reading Association Conference, Chicago, IL: International Reading Association.
  • Curwood, J. (2012). Academia 101: Answering your questions about graduate school, the job market, and life After the Ph.D. Literary Research Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Curwood, J. (2012). Life as a mod: Adolescent literacy practices on Hunger Games fansites. International Reading Association Conference, Chicago, IL: International Reading Association.
  • Curwood, J. (2012). Literature and literacy in online affinity spaces: Lessons from the Hunger Games (Keynote address). The Annual English Teachers Association of Queensland State Conference, Brisbane, Australia: English Teachers Association.
  • Curwood, J. (2012). Methodologies and new literacies. Literary Research Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Curwood, J. (2012). New literacies and teacher professional development. Literary Research Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Curwood, J., Magnifico, A., Lammers, J. (2012). New literacy practices and online affinity spaces: Implications for research. Literary Research Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Curwood, J. (2012). Understanding teachers' cultural models about technology. 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences the Future of Learning, Sydney: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Curwood, J. (2011). "How do I grade this?": An English teacher's multimodal assessment practices. National Council of Teachers of English Assembly For Research, Madison, WI: NCTE.
  • Curwood, J. (2011). Academia 101: A panel discussion about dissertation writing, job hunting, and life on the tenure track. Literary Research Association Annual Conference, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Curwood, J. (2011). Cultural tensions in multimodal assessment: A case study of a secondary English teacher. British Educational Research Association Conference, London, UK: British Educational Research Association.
  • Curwood, J. (2011). English teachers’ cultural models about literacy and technology: A microethnographic perspective. British Educational Research Association Conference, London, UK: British Educational Research Association.
  • Curwood, J. (2011). Expanding our knowledge of adolescents' literacy practices in online writing communities. Literary Research Association Annual Conference, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Curwood, J. (2011). Professional development and digital literacies: What works. Wisconsin State Reading Association Conference, Milwaukee, WI: Wisconsin State Reading Association.
  • Cowell, L., Curwood, J. (2011). Remix and respect: Intellectual property, fair use, and crediting work in digital environments. Games+Learning+Society Conference, Madison, WI: ETC Press.
  • Curwood, J. (2010). "A normal girl": Representations of (dis)ability in young adult literature. Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English Conference, Eau Claire, WI: Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English.
  • Curwood, J. (2010). Between continuity and change: Fostering new literacy practices through professional development. Literary Research Association Annual Conference, Fort Worth, TX.
  • Thomas, A., Vanni, I., Merchant, G., Gillen, J., Guzzetti, B., Pole, K., Gibbons, D., Curwood, J., Hammer, J., Andrews, G., et al (2010). Digital literacies: Some conclusions. New Media Consortium Summer Conference, Anaheim, CA: New Media Consortium.
  • Curwood, J. (2010). Distributed cognition: A promising framework for critical research in English education. Literary Research Association Annual Conference, Fort Worth, TX.
  • Philippakos, Z., Curwood, J., Hughes, E. (2010). Doctoral student study group. Literary Research Association Annual Conference, Fort Worth, TX.
  • Curwood, J., Schliesman, M., Horning, K. (2010). Fight for your right: Censorship, selection, and LGBTQ literature. University of Wisconsin-Madison's Common Read Series, Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Gibbons, D., Curwood, J. (2010). Multimodal microanalysis: An analytical tool for new media texts. New Media Consortium Summer Conference, Anaheim, CA: New Media Consortium.
  • Curwood, J. (2010). Remixing pedagogy: The role of professional learning communities and new literacies in secondary English classrooms. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Louisville, KY: National Council of Teachers of English.
  • Curwood, J., Cody-Johnson, K. (2010). Rethinking research: Using digital tools to facilitate the research process. Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English Conference, Eau Claire, WI: Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English.
  • Halverson, R., Halverson, E., Gnesdilow, D., Curwood, J., Bass, M., Karch, A. (2010). The design framework: An organizing artifact for enhancing the fidelity of educational research, implementation, and assessment. International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Chicago, IL.: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Curwood, J. (2009). Cultivating an LGBTQ-inclusive English language arts classroom. Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English Conference, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Curwood, J. (2009). Digital media for literacy learning and identity development. Wisconsin Charter Schools Conference, Waukesha, WI.
  • Lilly, T., Curwood, J. (2009). Engaged to be married (but we haven’t set a date yet): Chronicling the contested courtship between in-school and out-of-school youth literacies. 59th National Reading Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Curwood, J., Gibbons, D., Cowell, L. (2009). iPoetry in the classroom. Games+Learning+Society Educator Symposium, Madison, WI.
  • Curwood, J., Gibbons, D., Blakesley, C. (2009). Literacy in a digital age: Integrating media production, language learning, and critical thinking. Wisconsin State Reading Association Conference, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Curwood, J., Gibbons, D. (2009). Literacy learning in the 21st century. Rock River Reading Council, Beaver Dam, WI: Wisconsin State Reading Association.
  • Hassett, D., Curwood, J. (2009). Pedagogies of multiliteracies: Using multimodal texts in elementary classrooms. National Reading Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Curwood, J., Lilly, T. (2009). Remixing rhetoric: What’s old about new literacies? Expanding Literacy Studies Conference, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  • Gibbons, D., Curwood, J. (2009). Static noise and dynamic modes: Using critical theory and multimodality to analyze youth digital media production. United Kingdom Literacy Association International Conference, London, UK: United Kingdom Literacy Association.
  • Curwood, J., Hassett, D. (2009). Teaching visual literacy using hypertextual books. International Reading Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN: International Reading Association.
  • Hassett, D., Curwood, J. (2009). Theories and practices of multimodal education: Semiotics and the instructional dynamics of new literacies. American Educational Research Association 2009 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Curwood, J. (2008). How digital stories are being used in education. Learning Technology Development Council’s Digital Storytelling Conference, Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Magnifico, A., Curwood, J., Halverson, E., Hassett, D. (2008). Hybrid stories, hybrid identities: Conceptualizing performance texts. Games+Learning+Society Conference, Madison, WI.
  • Curwood, J., Cowell, L. (2008). iPoetry: Enhancing visual literacy in the English classroom. Wisconsin State Reading Association Conference, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Curwood, J., Gibbons, D., Blakesley, C. (2008). Visual literacy in the 21st century classroom. Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English Conference, Madison, WI.

2017

  • Gerber, H., Abrams, S., Curwood, J., Magnifico, A. (2017). Conducting qualitative research of learning in online spaces. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Curwood, J., Lammers, J., Magnifico, A. (2017). From theory to practice: Writing, technology, and English teacher education. In H. Hallman (Eds.), Innovations in English Language Arts teacher education, (pp. 121-141). London: Emerald. [More Information]

2016

  • Biddolph, C., Curwood, J. (2016). #PD: Examining the intersection of Twitter and professional learning. In M. Knobel & J. Kalman (Eds.), New literacies and teacher learning: Professional Development and the Digital Turn, (pp. 195-218). New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Padgett, E., Curwood, J. (2016). A figment of their imagination: Adolescent poetic literacy in an online affinity space. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 59(4), 397-407. [More Information]
  • Bowmer, M., Curwood, J. (2016). From Keats to Kanye: Romantic poetry and popular culture in the secondary English classroom. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 60(2), 141-149. [More Information]
  • Collie, R., Martin, A., Curwood, J. (2016). Multidimensional motivation and engagement for writing: Construct validation with a sample of boys. Educational Psychology, 36(4), 771-791. [More Information]
  • Thomson, K., Curwood, J., Tomitsch, M. (2016). Participatory professional development: Designing a mobile website that links student feedback with best practice teaching resources. 39th HERDSA Annual International Conference, Hammondville: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia.

2015

  • Biddolph, C., Curwood, J. (2015). 'Like birds in a tree': Tweeting as professional learning. Literacy Research Association conference, Carlsbad, CA.
  • Magnifico, A., Lammers, J., Curwood, J. (2015). Analysing the contributions of reviewers to online fanfiction writing. American Educational Research Association 2015 Annual Meeting, Chicago IL.
  • Curwood, J., O'Grady, A. (2015). Answering the call: Reflections on professional learning and English teaching. English in Australia, 50(3), 31-34.
  • Yeung, D., Curwood, J. (2015). Boys' literacy development: Navigating the intersection of popular culture, new literacies, and high stakes assessments. English in Australia, 50(2), 21-29.
  • Curwood, J., Lammers, J., Magnifico, A., Stornaiuolo, A. (2015). Complicating multi-sitedness in online literacy research. Literacy Research Association conference, Carlsbad, CA.
  • Thibaut, P., Curwood, J. (2015). Fostering literacy and creativity: Digital tools and online spaces in a blended primary classroom. Literacy Research Association conference, Carlsbad, CA.
  • Curwood, J., Lammers, J., Magnifico, A. (2015). From theory to practice: Writing, technology, and English teacher education. International Federation for the Teaching of English / Conference on English Education summer conference, New York, NY.
  • Altura, G., Curwood, J. (2015). Hitting restart: Learning and gaming in an Australian classroom. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 59(1), 25-27. [More Information]
  • Thibaut, P., Curwood, J., Carvalho, L., Simpson, A. (2015). Moving across physical and online spaces: A case study in a blended primary classroom. Learning, Media & Technology, 40(4), 458-479. [More Information]
  • Curwood, J., Tomitsch, M., Thomson, K., Hendry, G. (2015). Professional learning in higher education: Understanding how academics interpret student feedback and access resources to improve their teaching. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 31(5), 556-571.
  • Magnifico, A., Curwood, J., Lammers, J. (2015). Readers and audience members: An analysis of formative feedback in online writing communities. Literacy Research Association conference, Carlsbad, CA.
  • Bowmer, M., Curwood, J. (2015). Romanticism, rap, and remix: A case study of Romantic poetry and popular culture. Literacy Research Association conference, Carlsbad, CA.
  • Lu, Y., Curwood, J. (2015). Update your status: Exploring pre-service teacher identities in an online discussion group. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 43(5), 438-449. [More Information]
  • Magnifico, A., Curwood, J., Lammers, J. (2015). Words on the screen: Broadening analyses of interactions among fanfiction writers and reviewers. Literacy, 49(3), 158-166. [More Information]

2014

  • Curwood, J., Lammers, J., Magnifico, A. (2014). Audience interaction: An analysis of formative feedback in online writing communities. Writing Research Across Borders Conference, Paris, France.
  • Curwood, J. (2014). Between continuity and change: Identities and narratives within teacher professional development. Teaching Education, 25(2), 156-183. [More Information]
  • Fields, D., Magnifico, A., Lammers, J., Curwood, J. (2014). DIY media creation. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 58(1), 19-24. [More Information]
  • Curwood, J. (2014). English teachers' cultural models about technology: A microethnographic perspective on professional development. Journal of Literacy Research, 46(1), 9-38. [More Information]
  • Lammers, J., Magnifico, A., Curwood, J. (2014). Exploring tools, places, and ways of being: Audience matters for developing writers. In K. E. Pytash & R. E. Ferdig (Eds.), Exploring technology for writing and writing instruction, (pp. 186-201). Hershey: IGI Global.
  • Curwood, J. (2014). From collaboration to transformation: Practitioner research for school librarians and classroom teachers. In K. Kennedy & L.S. Green (Eds.), Collaborative models for librarian and teacher partnerships, (pp. 1-11). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Willmett, G., Curwood, J. (2014). iLiterate: Exploring iPads, multimodality, and writing pedagogy in secondary English. In R.S. Anderson & C. Mims (Eds.), Handbook of research on digital tools for writing instruction in K-12 settings, (pp. 243-258). Hershey: IGI Global.
  • Curwood, J., Magnifico, A., Lammers, J. (2014). New writing territories: The Hunger Games, Neopets, and The Sims. Australian Association for the Teaching of English and the Australian Literacy Educators' Association Annual Conference, Darwin, Australia.
  • Curwood, J. (2014). Reader, writer, gamer: Online role playing games as literary response. In H.R. Gerber & S.S. Abrams (Eds.), Bridging literacies with videogames, (pp. 53-66). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
  • Thibaut, P., Curwood, J. (2014). Understanding digital spaces in the classroom: Considerations for learning and literacy. Australian Association for the Teaching of English and the Australian Literacy Educators' Association Annual Conference, Darwin, Australia.
  • Magnifico, A., Curwood, J., Lammers, J. (2014). Writing across digital borders: Methodological challenges and implications. Writing Research Across Borders Conference, Paris, France.

2013

  • Gomez, M., Curwood, J., Gallo, J. (2013). "Would it help if I stood on my head?": Developing a community of seventh grade English language learner readers and writers. American Educational Research Association 2013 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA.
  • Curwood, J., Magnifico, A., Lammers, J. (2013). Adolescent writing and fan culture in online affinity spaces. American Educational Research Association 2013 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA.
  • Curwood, J. (2013). Applying the design framework to technology professional development. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 29(3), 89-96.
  • Magnifico, A., Lammers, J., Curwood, J. (2013). Collaborative learning across space and time: Ethnographic research in online affinity spaces. 10th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, Madison, WI: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Curwood, J. (2013). Fan fiction, remix culture, and the Potter Games. In V. E. Frankel (Eds.), Teaching with Harry Potter, (pp. 81-92). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.
  • Curwood, J. (2013). Games, literacy, and literature: Lessons from the Hunger Games. American Educational Research Association 2013 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA.
  • Curwood, J. (2013). Online role-playing games and young adult literature. Games, Learning, and Society conference, Madison, WI.
  • Curwood, J., Lammers, J., Magnifico, A. (2013). Reader, writer, gamer: Designing literacy practices to support student literacy achievement. Games, Learning, and Society conference, Madison, WI.
  • Curwood, J. (2013). Redefining normal: A critical analysis of (dis)ability in young adult literature. Children's Literature in Education, 44(1), 15-28. [More Information]
  • Curwood, J. (2013). Review of Mollie V. Blackburn's Interrupting Hate: Homophobia in Schools and What Literacy Can Do About It. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 56(6), 508-510.
  • Curwood, J. (2013). The Hunger Games: Literature, literacy, and online affinity spaces. Language Arts, 90(6), 417-427.
  • Fields, D., Grimes, S., Magnifico, A., Lammers, J., Gomez, K., Curwood, J. (2013). What's next in studying online social networking? Future research directions for creative, DIY-based sites. Games, Learning, and Society conference, Madison, WI.
  • Curwood, J., Magnifico, A., Lammers, J. (2013). Writing in the wild: Writers' motivation in fan-based affinity spaces. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 56(8), 677-685. [More Information]

2012

  • Curwood, J. (2012). "What If normal isn't the only way to be?": A critical analysis of (dis)ability in young adult literature. International Reading Association Conference, Chicago, IL: International Reading Association.
  • Curwood, J. (2012). Academia 101: Answering your questions about graduate school, the job market, and life After the Ph.D. Literary Research Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Curwood, J. (2012). Cultural shifts, multimodal representations, and assessment practices: A case study. E-Learning and Digital Media, 9(2), 232-244. [More Information]
  • Curwood, J. (2012). Life as a mod: Adolescent literacy practices on Hunger Games fansites. International Reading Association Conference, Chicago, IL: International Reading Association.
  • Curwood, J. (2012). Literature and literacy in online affinity spaces: Lessons from the Hunger Games (Keynote address). The Annual English Teachers Association of Queensland State Conference, Brisbane, Australia: English Teachers Association.
  • Curwood, J. (2012). Methodologies and new literacies. Literary Research Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Curwood, J. (2012). New literacies and teacher professional development. Literary Research Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Curwood, J., Magnifico, A., Lammers, J. (2012). New literacy practices and online affinity spaces: Implications for research. Literary Research Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Lammers, J., Curwood, J., Magnifico, A. (2012). Toward an affinity space methodology: Considerations for literacy research. English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 11(2), 44-58.
  • Curwood, J. (2012). Understanding teachers' cultural models about technology. 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences the Future of Learning, Sydney: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

2011

  • Curwood, J. (2011). "How do I grade this?": An English teacher's multimodal assessment practices. National Council of Teachers of English Assembly For Research, Madison, WI: NCTE.
  • Curwood, J. (2011). Academia 101: A panel discussion about dissertation writing, job hunting, and life on the tenure track. Literary Research Association Annual Conference, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Curwood, J. (2011). Cultural tensions in multimodal assessment: A case study of a secondary English teacher. British Educational Research Association Conference, London, UK: British Educational Research Association.
  • Curwood, J. (2011). English teachers’ cultural models about literacy and technology: A microethnographic perspective. British Educational Research Association Conference, London, UK: British Educational Research Association.
  • Curwood, J. (2011). Expanding our knowledge of adolescents' literacy practices in online writing communities. Literary Research Association Annual Conference, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Curwood, J., Cowell, L. (2011). iPoetry: Creating space for new literacies in the English curriculum. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 55(2), 110-120. [More Information]
  • Curwood, J. (2011). Professional development and digital literacies: What works. Wisconsin State Reading Association Conference, Milwaukee, WI: Wisconsin State Reading Association.
  • Cowell, L., Curwood, J. (2011). Remix and respect: Intellectual property, fair use, and crediting work in digital environments. Games+Learning+Society Conference, Madison, WI: ETC Press.
  • Curwood, J. (2011). Review of Marilyn Cochran-Smith and Susan L. Lytle’s Inquiry as Stance: Practitioner Research for the Next Generation. Networks: An On-line Journal for Teacher Research, 13(1), 1-4.
  • Curwood, J. (2011). Teachers as learners: What makes technology-focused professional development effective? English in Australia, 46(3), 71-78.

2010

  • Curwood, J. (2010). "A normal girl": Representations of (dis)ability in young adult literature. Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English Conference, Eau Claire, WI: Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English.
  • Curwood, J. (2010). Between continuity and change: Fostering new literacy practices through professional development. Literary Research Association Annual Conference, Fort Worth, TX.
  • Curwood, J. (2010). Beyond Google. Instructor, 119(5), 49-53.
  • Thomas, A., Vanni, I., Merchant, G., Gillen, J., Guzzetti, B., Pole, K., Gibbons, D., Curwood, J., Hammer, J., Andrews, G., et al (2010). Digital literacies: Some conclusions. New Media Consortium Summer Conference, Anaheim, CA: New Media Consortium.
  • Curwood, J. (2010). Distributed cognition: A promising framework for critical research in English education. Literary Research Association Annual Conference, Fort Worth, TX.
  • Philippakos, Z., Curwood, J., Hughes, E. (2010). Doctoral student study group. Literary Research Association Annual Conference, Fort Worth, TX.
  • Curwood, J., Schliesman, M., Horning, K. (2010). Fight for your right: Censorship, selection, and LGBTQ literature. University of Wisconsin-Madison's Common Read Series, Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Curwood, J., Gallo, J. (2010). Making research relevant. Wisconsin English Journal, 52(1), 14-16.
  • Gallo, J., Curwood, J. (2010). Making research relevant: New directions. Wisconsin English Journal, 52(2), 23-25.
  • Gibbons, D., Curwood, J. (2010). Multimodal microanalysis: An analytical tool for new media texts. New Media Consortium Summer Conference, Anaheim, CA: New Media Consortium.
  • Curwood, J. (2010). Remixing pedagogy: The role of professional learning communities and new literacies in secondary English classrooms. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Louisville, KY: National Council of Teachers of English.
  • Curwood, J., Cody-Johnson, K. (2010). Rethinking research: Using digital tools to facilitate the research process. Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English Conference, Eau Claire, WI: Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English.
  • Gomez, M., Schieble, M., Curwood, J., Hassett, D. (2010). Technology, learning and instruction: distributed cognition in the secondary English classroom. Literacy, 44(1), 20-27. [More Information]
  • Halverson, R., Halverson, E., Gnesdilow, D., Curwood, J., Bass, M., Karch, A. (2010). The design framework: An organizing artifact for enhancing the fidelity of educational research, implementation, and assessment. International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Chicago, IL.: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

2009

  • Curwood, J., Gibbons, D. (2009). "Just like I have felt": Multimodal counternarratives in youth-produced digital media. International Journal of Learning and Media, 1(4), 59-77. [More Information]
  • Curwood, J. (2009). Cultivating an LGBTQ-inclusive English language arts classroom. Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English Conference, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Curwood, J. (2009). Digital media for literacy learning and identity development. Wisconsin Charter Schools Conference, Waukesha, WI.
  • Curwood, J. (2009). Education 2.0: The case for interactive whiteboards. Instructor, 118(6), 29-33.
  • Lilly, T., Curwood, J. (2009). Engaged to be married (but we haven’t set a date yet): Chronicling the contested courtship between in-school and out-of-school youth literacies. 59th National Reading Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Curwood, J., Schliesman, M., Horning, K. (2009). Fight for your right: Censorship, selection, and LGBTQ literature. English Journal, 98(4), 37-43.
  • Curwood, J., Gibbons, D., Cowell, L. (2009). iPoetry in the classroom. Games+Learning+Society Educator Symposium, Madison, WI.
  • Curwood, J., Gibbons, D., Blakesley, C. (2009). Literacy in a digital age: Integrating media production, language learning, and critical thinking. Wisconsin State Reading Association Conference, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Curwood, J., Gibbons, D. (2009). Literacy learning in the 21st century. Rock River Reading Council, Beaver Dam, WI: Wisconsin State Reading Association.
  • Hassett, D., Curwood, J. (2009). Pedagogies of multiliteracies: Using multimodal texts in elementary classrooms. National Reading Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Curwood, J., Lilly, T. (2009). Remixing rhetoric: What’s old about new literacies? Expanding Literacy Studies Conference, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  • Curwood, J. (2009). Review of Rebecca W. Black’s Adolescents and Online Fan Fiction. E-Learning and Digital Media, 6(2), 250-253.
  • Gibbons, D., Curwood, J. (2009). Static noise and dynamic modes: Using critical theory and multimodality to analyze youth digital media production. United Kingdom Literacy Association International Conference, London, UK: United Kingdom Literacy Association.
  • Curwood, J., Hassett, D. (2009). Teaching visual literacy using hypertextual books. International Reading Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN: International Reading Association.
  • Hassett, D., Curwood, J. (2009). Theories and practices of multimodal education: Semiotics and the instructional dynamics of new literacies. American Educational Research Association 2009 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Hassett, D., Curwood, J. (2009). Theories and practices of multimodal education: the instructional dynamics of picture books and primary classrooms. The Reading Teacher, 63(4), 270-282. [More Information]

2008

  • Curwood, J. (2008). Generation IM. Instructor, 118(1), 34-38.
  • Curwood, J. (2008). How digital stories are being used in education. Learning Technology Development Council’s Digital Storytelling Conference, Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Magnifico, A., Curwood, J., Halverson, E., Hassett, D. (2008). Hybrid stories, hybrid identities: Conceptualizing performance texts. Games+Learning+Society Conference, Madison, WI.
  • Curwood, J., Cowell, L. (2008). iPoetry: Enhancing visual literacy in the English classroom. Wisconsin State Reading Association Conference, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Curwood, J., Gibbons, D., Blakesley, C. (2008). Visual literacy in the 21st century classroom. Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English Conference, Madison, WI.

2007

  • Curwood, J. (2007). What happened to kindergarten? Instructor, 117(1), 23-34.

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