Carol D. Wickstrom

Professor, Teacher Education and Administration
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Contact Info
Office: 
Matthews Hall, 204-A
Phone: 
940-565-4568
Email: 
Carol.Wickstrom@unt.edu

After teaching in K-12 public schools for 25 years, Dr. Carol Wickstrom became a university faculty member in 2000. At UNT, she teaches literacy courses at the graduate and undergraduate level in the Language, Literacy, Bilingual and ESL Program. As Director of the North Star of Texas Writing Project, she studies Culturally Mediated Writing Instruction in grades 6-12 English/Language Arts classrooms and supports teachers in these classrooms in their own teacher research. She received the 2009-2010 Faculty Teaching Excellence Award from the UNT College of Education, the 2011 Jean Greenlaw Literacy Award from the Texas Association for the Improvement of Reading, and the J.H. Shelton Excellence in Teaching Award in 2012.


Selected Publications

Wickstom, C., Patterson, L., & Isgitt, J. (2012). One teacher's implementation of culturally mediated writing instruction. In P.J. Dunston, L.B. Gambrell, C.C. Bates, S.K. Fullerton, V.R. Gillis, K. Headly, & P.M. Stecker (Eds.), 60th Literacy Research Association Yearbook. Oak Creek, WI: Literary Research Association.

Wickstrom, C., Araujo, J., Patterson, L., Hoki, C., & Roberts, J. (2012). Teachers prepare students for careers and college: "I see you," therefore I can teach you. In P.J. Dunson, L.B. Gambrell, C.C. Bates, S.K. Fullerton, V.R. Gillis, K. Headly, & P.M. Stecker (Eds.). 60th Literacy Research Association Yearbook. Oak Creek, WI: Literacy Research Association.

2010 Local Sites Research Initiative V-Culturally Mediated Writing Instruction. Technical Report for National Writing Project. www.nwp.org/research.

Patterson, L., Wickstrom, C.D., Roberts, J., Araujo, J., & Hoki, C. (2010). Deciding when to step in and when to back off: Culturally mediated writing instruction for adolescent English learners. The Tapestry Journal, 2(1), 1-18.

Wickstrom, C.D. (2009). "Powering Up:" Tools to connect teachers and students to text in the 21st century. In Leigh Van Horn (Ed.) Reading on the Edge: Enabling, Empowering, and Engaging Middle School Readers. Christopher-Gordon.

 

Selected Presentations

Swain, S., Vetter, C., Goss, A., & Wickstom, C.D. (2012) The AWC in Action. National Writing Project Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Patterson, L., & Wickstrom, C.D. (2012). Sustaining the good stuff: Using Human System Dynamics to build adaptive capacity. Texas Woman's University 2012 Billie Askew Reading Recovery and K-6 Literacy Institute, Dallas, TX.

Wickstom, C.D. (2012). Inquiry can be transformative: From "I will make him write" to "He will learn to write.". Presented at Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

Wickstrom, C.D., & Patterson, L. (2011). The language of teaching and learning when teachers enact the principles and practices of Culturally Mediated Writing Instruction with English Language Learners. Presented at the 61st Annual Conference of the Literacy Research Association, Jacksonville, FL.

Wickstrom, C.D., Bauer, C. & Shearer, R. (2011). Cultivating empowering literacy experiences for all through global literature and their cultural identities. International Reading Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Wickstrom, C.D., Araujo, J., Patterson, L., Hoki, C. (2011). Culturally mediated writing instruction: Conversations of teaching to promote academic writing in adolescents. Writing Research Across Borders Conference. Arlington, VA.

 

Grants Awarded

National Writing Project, North Star of Texas Writing Project SEED High Needs School Grant

National Writing Project, North Star of Texas Writing Project, 2003 – present

National Writing Project, Local Sites Research Initiative V & VI, Culturally Mediated Writing Instruction for Adolescent English Learners

National Writing Project, Technology Liaison Network Mini-Grant, Site Development of Gaming to Promote Engagement for Adolescents

 

Awards

2012 - J.H. Shelton Excellence in Teaching Award

2011 - Jean Greenlaw Literacy Award

2009-2010 - College of Education Faculty, Teaching Excellence Award

Current Activities in Professional Organizations

National Writing Project of Texas, State Director, 2008-Present

Reviewer for Journal of Literacy Research, 2001-Present

Reviewer for Literacy Research, and Instruction, 2003-Present

North Texas Association for the Improvement of Reading, Program Chair, 2003-Present