Lynn E. Shanahan

Associate Professor

Learning and Instruction

  587 Baldy Hall
 (716) 645-4028
  (716) 645-3161
 ls34@buffalo.edu


Video Reflection
Multimodal Composing
Multimodal teaching and learning
Strategy Instruction
LAI 565 Classroom Assessment and Instruction
LAI 551 Classroom Literacy Methods
LAI 615 Introduction to Curriculum, Instruction and the Science of Learning
Doctoral Seminar Selected Topics

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Reading Education, University at Buffalo, 2006
  • M.Ed., Developmental and Remedial Reading, Pennsylvania State University, 1990
  • B.S., Elementary Education - concentration Reading, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1986

Recent Funded Grants
2015 Shanahan, L.E. (Co-PI). Engineering Literacy the Elementary School: Learning the Engineering Design Process to Read, Write, think, Talk, and Act Like an Engineer. University at Buffalo, SUNY Innovative Micro-Programs Accelerating Collaboration in Themes (IMPACT) Grant. M.B. McVee (PI) (funded, 32,100)

2015 Shanahan, L.E. (PI). Disciplinary Literacies: Ways of talking, reading, writing, thinking, and acting like an Engineer. International Reading Association, Elva Knight Research Grant, (funded, $8,000).

2015 Shanahan, L.E. (PI). Engineering and literacy as partners in the design process: Using multiliteracies and scientific inquiry to support underrepresented minorities in STEM-related disciplines. University at Buffalo, SUNY, Civic Engagement Grant Development Fellowship (funded, $5,000).

2014 Shanahan, L.E. (Co-PI). Engineering and Literacy as Partners in the Design Process: Using multiliteracies and scientific inquiry to support under-represented minorities in the STEM-related disciplines. Megas Seed Grant, Graduate School of Education, University at Buffalo, M.B. McVee (PI) (funded, 9,950).



Books

Ortlieb, E., Shanahan, L.E., & McVee, M.B. (forthcoming). Video Research in Disciplinary Literacies. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Group. (2015 press date).

Ortlieb, E., McVee, M.B., & Shanahan, L.E. (2015). Video as a tool for reflection in literacy education and research. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Group.

Shanahan, L.E., Tochelli-Ward, A.L., & Rinker, T.W. (2015). Insights into inservice teachers’ video-facilitated reflection of literacy practices. In E.Ortlieb, M.B. McVee, & L.E. Shanahan (Eds.), Video as a tool for reflection in literacy and education research (pp. 21-40). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Group.

McVee, M.B., Shanahan, L.E., Pearson, P.D., & Rinker, T.W. (2015). Using the gradual release of responsibility model to support video reflection with preservice and inservice teachers. In E.Ortlieb, M.B. McVee, & L.E. Shanahan (Eds.), Video as a tool for reflection in literacy and education research (pp. 59-80). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Group.

Refereed Journal Articles

Tochelli, A.L., & Shanahan, L.E. (2014). Engaging students in response to
informational texts through comic books and digital art. Language Arts, 92(2), 119.

Shanahan, L. E., & Flury-Kashmanian, C. M. (2014). Orchestrating semiotic resources in explicit strategy instruction. Pedagogies: An International Journal, 9(2), 37-41.

Shanahan, L. E., & Lavin, M. (2014). Networking, designing, and using digital video: Bridging the gap between research and practice. New Horizons for Learning, 11(1), 1-15.

Moore-Russo, D., & Shanahan, L. E. (2014). A broader vision of literacy: Including the visual with the linguistic. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 57(7), 527-532.

Shanahan, L.E., & Tochelli, A. L. (2014). Examining the use of video study groups for developing literacy pedagogical content knowledge for Critical Elements of Strategy Instruction with elementary teachers. Literacy Research and Instruction, 53(1), 1-24.

Shanahan, L. E., & Roof, L. M. (2013). Developing strategic readers: A multimodal analysis of a primary school teacher's use of speech, gesture, and artefacts. Literacy, 47(3), 157-164.

Shanahan, L. E. (2013). Multimodal representations: A fifth grade teacher influences students' design and production. Pedagogies: An International Journal, 8(2), 85-102.
http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/IreFF43FHFXcxKaVCgSB/full

Shanahan, L. E. (2013). Composing "kid-friendly" multimodal text: When conversations, instruction, and signs come together. Written Communication, 30(2), 194-227.

Shanahan, L. E., & Tochelli, A. L. (2012). Video study group: A context to cultivate professional relationships. In P. J. Dunston, S. K. Fullerton, C. C. Bates, K. Headley, & P. M. Stecker (Eds.). 61st Literacy Research Association Conference Yearbook (pp. 196-211). Oak Creek, WI: Literacy Research Association.

Shanahan, L. E. (2012). Use of sound with digital text: Moving beyond sound as an add-on or decoration. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 12(3). Retrieved from http://www.citejournal.org/vol12/iss3/languagearts/article1.cfm.

McVee, M.B., Bailey, N.M., & Shanahan, L.E. (2008). Using digital media to interpret poetry: Spiderman meets Walt Whitman. Research in Teaching of English, 43(2), 112-143.

McVee, M.B., Bailey, N.M., & Shanahan, L.E. (2008). Technology lite: Advice and reflection for the technologically unsavvy. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 51 (6), 444-448.

Almasi, J.F., Garas, K., & Shanahan, L.E. (2006). Qualitative research and the report of the national reading panel: No methodology left behind. The Elementary School Journal, 107 (1), 37-66.

Book Chapters

Shanahan, L. E., McVee, M. B., & Bailey, N. M. (2014). Multimodality in action: New literacies as more than activity in the middle and high school classrooms. In R. E. Ferdig, & K. E. Pytash (Eds.), Exploring multimodal composition and digital writing, (pp. 36-53). Hershey, PA: IGI Publishing.

Garas-York, K., Shanahan, L. E., & Almasi, J. F. (2013). Comprehension: High-level talk and writing about texts, discussions. In B. M. Taylor and N. K. Duke (Eds.), Handbook of Effective Literacy Instruction (pp. 246-278). New York: Guilford Press.

Shanahan, L. E., McVee, M. B., Schiller, J. A., Tynan, E. A., D'Abate, R. L., Flury-Kashmanian, C. M., Rinker, T. W., Ebert, A. A., & Hayden, H. E. (2013). Learning to support struggling readers and literacy clinicians through reflective pedagogy. In E. Ortlieb & E. Cheek, Jr. (Eds.), Literacy research, practice, and evaluation (pp. 303-323). Corpus Christi: Emerald Press.

Shanahan, L. E. (2012). Lessons in multimodal composition from a fifth grade classroom: Using digital technology to communicate (or not!) understandings of acid rain. In S. M. Miller & M. B. McVee (Eds.), Multimodal literacies: Learning and teaching in a digital world (pp. 97-113). New York: Routledge.

McVee, M. B., Bailey, N. M., & Shanahan, L. E. (2012). The (artful) deception of technology integration and the move towards new literacies mindset. In S. M. Miller & M. B. McVee (Eds.), Multimodal literacies: learning and teaching in a digital world (pp. 13-31). New York: Routledge.


Presentations

National Presentations Refereed

Shanahan, L.E. (2013, December). Composing Multimodal Text: Recognizing Intermodal Relations. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association, Dallas, TX.

Shanahan, L.E., & Tochelli, A.L. (2013, December). Video as a Mediational Tool for Teacher Learning: Analysis of Two Video Study Group Structures. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association, Dallas, TX.

Shanahan, L.E., & Tochelli, A.L. (2013, December). Mediation of Inservice Teachers Collective Reflection. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association, Dallas, TX.

Shanahan, L. E., & Tochelli, A. L. (2012, November). Using video study groups to enhance in-service teachers' reflection on strategy instruction in classroom settings. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Shanahan, L. E., Flury-Kashmanian, C. M., & Roof, L. (2012, November). Using gesture and artifacts to scaffold reading strategy instruction: Considerations on the role of embodiment. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Shanahan, L. E., & Tochelli, A. L. (2011, December). Digital video: Mediating inservice teachers' understanding. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association, Jacksonville, FL.

Shanahan, L.E., (2011). Digital video to improve teachers' literacy strategy instruction: A tool for researchers and professional development. A paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Shanahan, L. E. (2010, December). Communicating multimodally: The influence of teacher and student interactions in the context of a science unit. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Fort Worth, TX.

Shanahan, L. E., & Schiller, J. A. (2008, December). Graduate literacy program's conceptual framework: Incorporating different levels of literacy coaching. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Orlando, FL.

McVee, M.B., Bailey, N.M., Shanahan, L.E. (2008, March). Exploring digital composition: Mediation for social literacies in a 5th, 9th grade, and university classroom. A paper presented at the American Education Research Association, New York City, NY.

McVee, M.B., Bailey, N.M., & Shanahan, L.E. (2007, April). Teachers first: Doing multimodality in literacy education. A paper presented at the American Education Research Association, Chicago, IL.

McVee, M.B., Bailey, N.M., & Shanahan, L.E. (2007, February). A poem is a poem? The art of multimodal digital poetry interpretation. A paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research, Nashville, TN.

Shanahan, L.E. (2006, December). Acid Rain on the Brain: Metacognitive Awareness of Design Elements in Creation of Content-Area Multimodal Texts. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

McVee, M.B. Bailey, N.M., & Shanahan, L.E. (2006, February). Literacy Teachers and the (Artful) deception of technology integration. A work-in-progress presented at the 27th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum, Philadelphia, PA.

Shanahan, L.E. (2005, October) Completing the Dissertation While Employed as a Faculty Member. Panel paper presented at the 36th Annual Conference of the Northeastern Educational Research Association. Kerhonkson, NY.

Almasi, J.F, Palmer, B., Garas, K., Shanahan, L.E., & Ma, W. (2005, December).  A Longitudinal Study of Comprehension, Interpretive Strategy Use, and Language Use Among Children in Grades 1-3. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Miami, Florida.

Almasi, J.F., Garas, K., Shanahan, L.E., & Palmer, B. (2004, December). One Cohort's Social, Cognitive, and Affective Development Across Grades 1-3. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Almasi, J.F., Garas, K., Shanahan, L.E. & Palmer, B. (2004, December). The Impact of Peer Discussion on Social, Cognitive, and Affective Growth in Literacy. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Almasi, J.F., Garas, K., Shanahan, L., & Ma, W. (2003, December). Peer Discussion as an Ecosystem: The Impact of Identity, Power, Authority, and Scaffolding on the Development of Dialogic Inquiry. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Shanahan, L.E. & Almasi, J.F. (2003). Power and Authority within Peer Discussion: A Comparative Case Study of Dominance. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Shanahan, L.E., Janczak, T., & Karmazin, K. (2001, April). Collaborative After School Literacy Intervention Program for Elementary Students with Special Needs. Paper presented at the International Reading Association 46th Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana

Professional Presentations: Invited

Alamsi, J.F., & Shanahan, L.E. (2013, April). Fostering comprehension and collaboration through high-level talk about text: Enacting Common Core State Standards. Preconvention institute INS 01: Next Steps in the Implementation of Common Standards. Paper presented at the International Reading Association 58th Annual convention, San Antonio, Texas.


Awards

STAR Faculty Award for Teaching, Graduate School of Education, 2013-14

Best Teacher Educator; Learning and Instruction Student Association 2007-2008

Best Teacher Educator; Learning and Instruction Student Association 2005-2006

Yu-Chin Liu Research Assistant Award 2005-2006


Service

Literacy Research Association, Secretary

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