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Johanna Tigert

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Johanna TigertAssistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction

Research Interests

Effective literacy instruction for English language learnersHeritage language speakers and educationSociolinguistic contexts for second language acquisitionPre-service teacher education in TESOL

Education

  • Ph D: Language, Literature, and Social Inquiry, (2017), University of Maryland - College Park, Maryland
  • MA: Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages, (2004), University of Notre Dame of Maryland - Baltimore, Maryland
  • BA: Russian Language and Culture, (2001), University of Eastern Finalnd - Joensuu, Finland
    Supporting Area: minors in Education and Finnish Language & Literature
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Tvorchestvo Anastasii Verbichkoj i analiz kharakterov glavnyh geroin' v ee rasskaze "Motyl’ki"[The works of Anastasia Verbichkaya and a character analysis of the main heroins in her short story “Motylki”]

Biography

Languages - English German Estonian Finnish Russian Swedish

Publications

  • Martin-Beltrán, M., Tigert, J., Peercy, M.M., Silverman, R.D. (2017) "Using digital texts vs. paper texts to read together: Insights into engagement and mediation of literacy practices among linguistically diverse students.," International Journal of Educational Research 82: pp. 135 - 146
  • Tigert, J. (2016) "Polyvocal professional learning through self-study research," TEIS News: The Newsletter of the Teacher Education Interest Section
  • Tigert, J., Peercy, M., Kidwell, T., Fredricks, D., Ramirez, R. (2016) ""It just won’t stick”: Enacting core practices in ESOL teacher education," AERA Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C
  • Tigert, J., Martin-Beltrán, M., Peercy, M., Silverman, R. (2016) "Exploring the pedagogical potential of translanguaging among bilingual peers reading togethe," AERA Annual Meeting
  • Tigert, J., Martin-Beltrán, M. (2016) "How linguistically diverse students use digital and traditional texts together to mediate literacy development," AERA Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  • Tigert, J., Peercy, M., Kidwell, T., DeStefano, M. (2016) "Novice teacher growth: The potential of core practices.," TESOL International Convention, Baltimore, MD
  • Tigert, J., Budde, C., DeStefano, M., Guzman, N., Kidwell, T., Peercy, M. (2016) "The edTPAand its implications for TESOL," TESOL International Convention, Baltimore, MD
  • Tigert, J., Groff, J., Martin-Beltrán, M., Peercy, M., Silverman, R. (2016) "Translanguaging: Students crossing linguistic borders in peer learning," TESOL International Convention, Baltimore, MD
  • Tigert, J., Peercy, M., Fredericks, D., Budde, C., DeStefano, M., Kidwell, T., Ramirez, R. (2016) "Voices from the Field: Enacting Core Practices in TESOL.," TESOL International Convention, Baltimore, MD.
  • Tigert, J., Peercy, M., Guthrie, S., Martin-Beltrán, M., Silverman, R. (2016) "“There’s a lot of power with peer interaction”: Teacher learning in a cross-age reading intervention," AERA Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  • Tigert, J., Peercy, M. (2016) "Preparing to teach language and content: Four teacher candidates’ experiences," Paper presented at AERA Annual Meeting
  • Tigert, J. (2015) "Handbook of heritage, community, and Native American languages in theUnited States: Research, policy, and educational practice," Heritage Language Journal 12:1 pp. 103-109
  • Tigert, J., Peercy, M., Martin-Beltrán, M., Sil, R. (2015) "Opportunities and challenges of different text formats in cross-age peer tutoring," AAAL Annual Conference, Toronto, ON.
  • Tigert, J., Hwang, S., Peercy, M., Martin-Beltrán, M., Silverman, R. (2015) "Teacher perceptions of the opportunities and challenges of tablet computers in a cross-age peer tutoring program," Maryland TESOL Graduate Student Conference, Baltimore, MD
  • Tigert, J. (2015) "Community language school as a site for heritage identity construction," e TALGS Applied Linguistics & TESOL Graduate Student Conference, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
  • Tigert, J., Martin-Beltrán, M., Peercy, M., Silverman, R. (2014) "et's check the glossary": How English learners co-construct vocabulary knowledge in peer-tutoring reading discussions," AERA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA