Splash 2021


Splash 2021 Speaker:
Dr. Beverly Irby

Session Title:
Story Telling / Retelling and Higher-Order Thinking for English Language and Literacy Acquisition

Stella (Story Telling / Retelling and Higher-Order Thinking for English Language and Literacy Acquisition) for K-3 is one of the most highly researched programs, studied within three randomized control trials with federal funding and is published by Frog Street. Learn about STELLA as science-infused literacy for developing academic language, and how it can impact your English learners and economically challenged students.

Beverly’s Bio:
Beverly J. Irby is a developer and researcher for the STELLA curriculum, published by Frog Street Press. She is the Associate Dean and Regents Professor in the College of Education and Human Development and Director of the Education Leadership Research Center at Texas A&M University.

Also presenting with Dr. Beverly Irby are:

    • Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio, Regents Professor and Director of the Center for Research and Development of Dual Language and Literacy Acquisition (CRDLLA)
    • Dr. Fuhui Tong, Professor and Interim Department Head, Educational Psychology, and Co-Director (CRDLLA)
    • Dr. Cindy Guerrero, Director and Research Scientist, CRDLLA and ELRC (Project LISTO and VICTORY)
    • Dr. Matthew Etchells, Director of Educational Marketing and Outreach, CRDLLA and Education Leadership Research Center (Project APLUS)