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Literacy Center Webinar: Catholic Social Justice Themes Through Children’s Literature
November 9, 2020 @ 6:30 pm–7:30 pm
The Aquinas College School of Education invites you to a free webinar designed especially for teachers and families with elementary-age students. Dr. Elizabeth Donlon, Ed.D. will explore themes of Catholic Social teaching and discuss picture books you can read to your children that involve each theme.
November 9, 2020
6:30-7:30 pm CST
Dr. Elizabeth Donlon
Webinar, “Catholic Social Justice Themes through Children’s Literature”
About the Presenter
Elizabeth Donlon, Ed.D.
Ed.D., Lipscomb University
M.Ed., Lipscomb University
B.S., Vanderbilt University
Betsy Donlon attended Vanderbilt University (B.S. Elementary Education and Human and Organizational Development) and Lipscomb University (M.Ed. Instructional Leadership and Ed.D. Learning Organizations and Strategic Change). She completed her student teaching in Cambridge, England, and taught 1st, 2nd, and 5th grades, and served as Assistant Principal and Principal at a small Catholic school in north Nashville. Her Masters thesis topic was on brain-based activities in the classroom and their influence on students’ reading comprehension, and her doctoral research centered on the effect of community involvement in schools on school climate and student achievement.
Dr. Donlon teaches Methods in Teaching Language Arts, Social Studies, and Culture, Children’s Literature, Speech, and Drama, Methods of Instruction for Secondary Teachers, and Modes of Instruction. She also supervises student teachers and job-embedded practice candidates and serves as edTPA Coordinator. Dr. Donlon is the coordinator for the School of Education Literacy Center, with the mission to engage teacher candidates in literacy instruction best practices.
Dr. Donlon is a native Nashvillian, and married to David (Geometry teacher at St. Cecilia Academy) and has 3 children — Mollie, Jack, and Thomas.