Roland K SchendelReading
CAMPUS BOX 021
Current Semester Schedule
|36762||EDU-4011-002||Tching Elem Social Studies||T||0800-0950||WC-261|
|37091||TEDM-6400-001||Diff Instr & Collaboration||S |
|37316||RDG-3222-004||Tchng Elem Schl Writing||W||1700-1950||WC-261|
Office HoursTuesday - [5:00 to 7:00]
Wednesday - [12:00 to 12:50, 2:05-3:15] Every other Friday - [11:00-1:00]
Personal BiographyI became an elementary teacher by chance. Surprised to be paid for a role I loved so dearly, I left the elementary classroom to meet the needs of more students by training and mentoring their teachers.
Dr. Schendel is the product of a Professional Development School program where he completed a full year of student teaching. He was an elementary classroom teacher for nine years while serving as a differentiated instruction coach, service learning liaison, literacy coach, and curriculum mapper for School District # 51 in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Upon leaving the elementary classroom to pursue a doctorate in literacy research at the University of Northern Colorado, Roland shifted his efforts to preparing elementary teachers. Five years later, he became a professor of literacy at Illinois State University where he would become the Elementary Education Coordinator. His role as coordinator was defined by new, rekindled, and nurtured partnerships with elementary schools.
Dr. Schendel's research and teaching interests involve partnerships between elementary teacher preparation programs and elementary classrooms. The impact of partnerships on elementary student learning, pre-service teacher preparation, teacher professional development, and university instructor experience are of particular interest.
Teaching PhilosophyI am greatly interested in teaching all aspects of literacy by capitalizing on learner experience and interest.
ResearchMy qualitative research interests include the experiences of striving and accelerated readers, partnerships between teacher preparation programs and elementary schools, and experiential development of teacher candidates.
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