Qing Zhao

Qing Zhao, Graduate School of Education

Qing Zhao, Graduate School of Education

Project Coordinator, PETALLs
Phone:
978-934-4607
Fax:
978-934-3005
Office:
O’Leary 512

Research Interest

Second language acquisition, Teacher preparation in supporting EL students

Educational Background

B.A. English, Xi'an International Studies University, China
M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Ed. D. Language Arts and Literacy, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Biosketch

Conference Presentations and Publications

Research “Tapping the Potential of ELL Paraprofessionals through Professional Development” in collaboration with Michaela Colombo, Heidi Perez presented at the Massachusetts Association of Teachers of Speakers of Other Languages (MATSOL) 2014 Anniversary Conference.
Research “Tapping the Potential of ELL Paraprofessionals through Professional Development” in collaboration with Michaela Colombo, Heidi Perez presented at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 2014 convention in Portland, Oregon.
Colombo, M., Zhao, Q. & Perez, H. (2013).  Tapping the Potential of EL Paraprofessionals through Ongoing Professional Development.  The Tapestry Journal, 5 (2), (publication in progress).
Colombo, M. & Zhao, Q. (2013). Using Narrative Assignments to Prepare Teachers of English Language Learners submitted to Journal of Teacher Education, (in review).
Research “A Systemic Approach to Preparing All Educators to Teach ELLs” in collaboration with Michaela Colombo, Heidi Perez presented at the Massachusetts Association of Teachers of Speakers of Other Languages (MATSOL) 2013 Anniversary Conference.
Research “Exploring Language Anxiety in the Second Language (L2) Academic Context for Chinese International Students in U.S. Universities” presented at the New England Educational Research Organization (NEERO) 2013Annual Conference.                                                                                                                           
Dagostino, L., Carifio, J., Bauer, J, & Zhao, Q. (2013).  Cross-Cultural reading comprehension assessment in Malay and English as it relates to Dr. Dagostino & Dr. Carifio’s model of reading comprehension.  Current Issues in Education, 16 (1), 1 – 15.
Research “Broader and Deeper: Capacity-Building PD for Teachers of ELLs” in collaboration with Michaela Colombo, Heidi Perez presented at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 2013 convention in Dallas, Texas.
Research “Listening to Teachers: What Works in PD” in collaboration with Michaela Colombo, Heidi Perez presented at the Massachusetts Association of Teachers of Speakers of Other Languages (MATSOL) 2012 Anniversary Conference.
Research Proposal “How does L2 Anxiety Impact Chinese International Students’ Academic Adjustment?” presented at the TESOL 2012 convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Research “Cross-cultural Reading Comprehension Assessment in Malay and English as it Relates to the Dagostino and Carifio Model of Reading Comprehension” in collaboration with Lorraine Dagostino, James Carifo, and Jennifer Bauer presented in the 2012 Annual EERA Conference                                                                                                                                    
Zhao, Q. (2011).  Asian international students in the United States and the importance of building   social capital.  Annual Colloquium Journal on Education Research and Practice, 16, 53 – 60.
Zhao, Q. (2010). Translator of Books Series for Future Scientists, published by Macmillan Education Australia.  Alexander becomes an astronaut, by Paul Collins; The devious desert racer, by Paul Collins; Hurricane tamer, by Ben Smith; Isabella Remington – basketball star, by Cushla Brown.

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Graduate Student, Graduate School of Education, University of Massachusetts Lowell, May, 2011.
Jane E. Gourlis’69 Book Award, Graduate School of Education, University of Massachusetts Lowell, May, 2007.
Outstanding student Scholarship, School of English, Xi’an International Studies University, 2001, 2002, 2003.