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Roland K Schendel

Reading
rschende@msudenver.edu
CAMPUS BOX 021
303-615-1120



Courses Taught

EDU-2111,EDU-3660,EDU-4011,RDG-3111,RDG-3222
,RDG-3280,RDG-3333,RDG-3335,RDG-4000,RDG-4444
,TEDM-6400

Current Semester Schedule

CRN COURSE TITLE DAYS TIME LOCATION
36762 EDU-4011-002 Tching Elem Social Studies T 0800-0950 WC-261
37091 TEDM-6400-001 Diff Instr & Collaboration S
TBA
0800-1050
TBA-TBA
WC-143
HYBRID-
37316 RDG-3222-004 Tchng Elem Schl Writing W 1700-1950 WC-261

West Classroom Building - 136P
No Staff Photo - MSU Logo

Office Hours

Tuesday - [5:00 to 7:00]
Wednesday - [12:00 to 12:50, 2:05-3:15] Every other Friday - [11:00-1:00]

Vita File

Personal Biography

I 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 Philosophy

I am greatly interested in teaching all aspects of literacy by capitalizing on learner experience and interest.

Research

My 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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