TALE Member News

August 2023

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Message from Chair

Do you know a TALE member doing wonderful things in the community? We know that our members are always working to promote the mission of TALE all the time. You can complete the simple form below. We will reach out to the member requesting information to share in the newsletter.

Keep reading and you will find a lot happening with TALE.

Best regards,

Liza LaRue, EdD

TALE Chair

Community Involvement Member!

Leah Carruth, Ph.D. is currently an Associate Professor at Angelo State University in the Department of Teacher Education. She obtained her Ph.D. from Texas Tech University in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Language and Literacy. Prior to teaching in higher education, Leah taught in Texas schools for nine years. She is the counselor of the Mu Gamma Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, involving her students in multiple literacy events for local schools and early learning centers. She has presented in multiple conferences on literacy and culturally responsive learning centers focused upon literacy. Her research interests include early childhood, early literacy development, social/emotional learning, culturally relevant practices, and pre-service teacher education.

Dr. Carruth has also led the way in creating and building our partnership with The Texas Literacy Collaborative for Educator Preparation. She is the mastermind behind the webinar on August 8th!

Registration Information: https://forms.gle/FiRGBsfJiHz3nYqz5

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Call for Future TJLE Manuscript Submissions

Publishing Date: Fall 2023 (Tentative publishing date: November 15th)

Topic: Open Submissions (A variety of literacy topics are welcomed--particularly those relevant to issues related to Texas literacy education)

Submissions Due: September 15, 2023


Publishing Date: Spring 2024 (Tentative publishing date: April 15th)

Topic: Literacy Coaching and Professional Development in Education

Submissions Due: February 15, 2024

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