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Education

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2011
Curriculum and Instruction – Literacy Studies
Minors in Educational Psychology and Composition and Rhetoric

M.S., University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, 2004
Reading Education

B.S., University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, 2001
English Education

B.A., University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1998
English Literature

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Professional Experience

Senior Lecturer in English Education and Media Studies, 2014 to Present
Lecturer in English Education and Media Studies, 2011 to 2013
University of Sydney
Sydney School of Education and Social Work, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Sydney, Australia

Visiting Scholar, August to December 2015
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Computer-Human Interaction in Learning and Instruction Lab
Lausanne, Switzerland

Instructor and Research Assistant, 2007 to 2011
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Madison, Wisconsin

Writer and Producer, 2008 to 2009
Community Knowledgebase
Madison, Wisconsin

High School English Teacher, 2003 to 2007
Craig High School
Janesville, Wisconsin

Middle School Language Arts and High School English Teacher, 2001 to 2003
Lake Mills High School
Lake Mills, Wisconsin

Substitute Teacher, 1998 to 1999
Sun Prairie Area School District
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

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Honours and Awards

Teacher Educator of the Year Award, Australian Teacher Education Association and Teachers Mutual Bank, 2016

Taylor and Francis Prize for Best Paper by a New Researcher, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual Conference, 2016

Research in Literacy Education Award Finalist, United Kingdom Literacy Association and Wiley-Blackwell, 2011 and 2016

Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Sydney, Faculty of Education and Social Work, 2013

Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award Finalist, International Reading Association, 2012

Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of Literacy Research, 2012

Carrie R. Barton Memorial Scholarship, University of Wisconsin, 2010 to 2011

Fellowship, Wisconsin Spencer Doctoral Research Program, 2008 to 2010

Pat Bricker Research Award, Wisconsin State Reading Association, 2010

Netzer-Wendt Scholarship, University of Wisconsin, 2008 to 2009

Initiative of Education Equity Award, American Association of University Women, 2006

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Research Support

Understanding and Facilitating Learning in Emerging Knowledge Co-Creation Spaces
University of Sydney DVC Research/Sydney Research Excellence Initiative 2020, 2017, $150,000
PI: Lina Markauskaite; Co-PIs: Peter Reimann, Peter Goodyear, Abelardo Pardo, Judy Kay, Tim Shaw, Philip Poronnik, Janette Bobis, Jennifer Way, Alyson Simpson, Louise Sutherland, Jen Scott Curwood, Michael Jacobson, Kathryn Bartimote-Aufflick, Kalina Yacef, Irena Koprinska, and Rafael Calvo

Methodological Innovations for Assessing Learning in Digital Spaces
University of Sydney and University of Edinburgh Partnership Collaboration Award, 2017 to 2018, $20,000
PIs: Jen Scott Curwood and Dragan Gasevic; Co-PIs: Abelardo Pardo, Jen Ross, and Amani Bell

Speak Out: Fostering Intercultural Dialogue and Social Transformation through Spoken Word Poetry
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Grant, 2016, $15,000
PI: Jen Scott Curwood

Words Make Things Happen: Transforming Shakespeare in the English Curriculum
University of Sydney Education Innovation Grant, 2016, $25,180
PI: Huw Griffiths; Co-PIs: Jen Scott Curwood and Alison O’Grady

Ask Charlie: A Participatory Mobile Website for Resource-Based Academic Professional Development
Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching Extension Grant, 2015, $28,400
PI: Kate Thomson; Co-PIs: Martin Tomitsch, Jen Scott Curwood, Matthias Hank Haeusler

Professional Development for Academics: Evaluating a Personalised Mobile Website for Learning
from Student Feedback

Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching Grant, 2013, $50,000
PI: Martin Tomitsch; Co-PIs: Jen Scott Curwood, Kate Thomson, Graham Hendry

Young Adult Literature and Online Affinity Spaces
University of Sydney International Program Development Fund Grant, 2013, $6,375
PI: Jen Scott Curwood

The Role of Teacher Professional Development in Shaping Students’ Writing Motivation 
Centre for Excellence Grant, 2012, $26,600
PI: Jen Scott Curwood

Collaborating with Middle School Teachers to Promote Students’ Reading and Writing Achievement
Partner School Network Grant, 2011 to 2013, $10,000
PI: Mary Louise Gomez; Co-PI: Jen Scott Curwood

Digital Tools, Social Identities, and Cultural Models in Teacher Professional Development
Wisconsin State Reading Association Grant, 2009 to 2010, $500
PI: Jen Scott Curwood

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Publications

Books

Gerber, H.R., Abrams, S.S., Curwood, J.S., & Magnifico, A.M. (2017). Conducting qualitative research of learning in online spaces. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

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Refereed Articles

Gauci, R. & Curwood, J.S. (in press). Teaching Asia: English pedagogy and Asia literacy within the Australian Curriculum. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy.

Thibaut, P. & Curwood, J.S. (in press). Multiliteracies in practice: Integrating multimodal production across the curriculum. Theory into Practice.

Bowmer, M.E. & Curwood, J.S. (2016). From Keats to Kanye: Romantic poetry and popular culture in the secondary English classroom. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 60(2), 141-149. [PDF]

Collie, R.J., Martin. A.J., & Curwood, J.S. (2016). Multidimensional motivation and engagement for writing: Construct validation with a sample of boys. Educational Psychology, 36(4), 771-791. [PDF]

Padgett, E. & Curwood, J.S. (2016). A figment of their imagination: Adolescent poetic literacy in an online affinity space. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 59(4), 397-407. [PDF]

Curwood, J.S., Tomitsch, M., Thomson, K., & Hendry, G. (2015). Professional learning in higher education: Understanding how academics interpret student feedback and access resources to improve their teaching. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 31(5), 556-571. [PDF]

Curwood, J.S. & O’Grady, A. (2015). Answering the call: Reflections on professional learning and English teaching. English in Australia, 50(3), 31-34. [PDF]

Thibaut, P., Curwood, J.S., Carvalho, L., & Simpson, A. (2015). Moving across physical and online spaces: A case study in a blended primary classroom. Learning, Media and Technology, 40(4), 458-479. [PDF]

Magnifico, A.M., Curwood, J.S., & Lammers, J.C. (2015). Words on the screen: Broadening analyses of interactions among fanfiction writers and reviewers. Literacy, 49(3), 158-166. [PDF]

Yeung, D. & Curwood, J.S. (2015). Boys’ literacy development: Navigating the intersection of popular culture, new literacies, and high stakes assessments. English in Australia, 50(2), 21-29. [PDF]

Lu, Y. & Curwood, J.S. (2015). Update your status: Exploring pre-service teacher identities in an online discussion group. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 43(5), 438-449. [PDF]

Curwood, J.S. (2014). Between continuity and change: Identities and narratives within teacher professional development. Teaching Education, 25(2), 156-183. [PDF]

Curwood, J.S. (2014). English teachers’ cultural models about technology: A microethnographic perspective on professional development. Journal of Literacy Research, 46(1), 9-38. [PDF]

Curwood, J.S. (2013). The Hunger Games: Literature, literacy, and online affinity spaces. Language Arts, 90(6), 417-427. [PDF]

Curwood, J.S., Magnifico, A.M., & Lammers, J.C. (2013). Writing in the wild: Writers’ motivation in fan-based affinity spaces. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 56(8), 677-685. [PDF]

Curwood, J.S. (2013). Applying the design framework to technology professional development. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 29(3), 90-97. [PDF]

Curwood, J.S. (2013). Redefining normal: A critical analysis of (dis)ability in young adult literature. Children’s Literature in Education, 44(1), 15-28. [PDF]

Curwood, J.S. (2012). Cultural shifts, multimodal representations, and assessment practices: A case study. E-Learning and Digital Media, 9(2), 232-244. [PDF]

Lammers, J.C., Curwood, J.S., & Magnifico, A.M. (2012). Toward an affinity space methodology: Considerations for literacy research. English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 11(2), 44-58. [PDF]

Curwood, J.S. (2011). Teachers as learners: What makes technology-focused professional development effective? English in Australia, 46(3), 68-75. [PDF].

Curwood, J.S. & Cowell, L.L. (2011). iPoetry: Creating space for new literacies in the English curriculum. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 55(2), 107-117. [PDF]

Gomez, M.L., Schieble, M.B., Curwood, J.S., & Hassett, D.D. (2010). Technology, learning, and instruction: Distributed cognition in the secondary English classroom.  Literacy, 44(1), 20-27. [PDF]

Curwood, J.S. & Gibbons, D. (2009). “Just like I have felt”: Multimodal counternarratives in youth-produced digital media. International Journal of Learning and Media, 1(4), 59-77. [PDF]

Hassett, D.D. & Curwood, J.S. (2009). Theories and practices of multimodal education: The instructional dynamics of picture books and primary classrooms. The Reading Teacher, 63(4), 270-282. [PDF]

Curwood, J.S., Horning, K.T., & Schliesman, M. (2009). Fight for your right: Censorship, selection, and LGBTQ literature. English Journal, 98(4), 37-43. [PDF].

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Book Chapters

Curwood, J.S. & Biddolph, C. (in press). Understanding Twitter as a networked field site: Implications for research on teacher professional learning. In M. Knobel & C. Lankshear (Eds.), Researching new literacies: Design, theory, and data in sociocultural investigation. New York: Peter Lang.

Lammers, J.C., Magnifico, A.M., & Curwood, J.S. (in press). Literate identities in fan-based affinity spaces. In K. Mills, A. Stornaiuolo, A. Smith & J.Z. Pandya (Eds.), Handbook of Digital Writing and Literacies Research. New York: Routledge.

Howard, S.K., Curwood, J.S., & McGraw, K. (in press). Fostering teachers’ learning environments for technology integration. In J. Voogt, G. Knezek, R. Christensen, & K. Lai (Eds.), International handbook of information technology in primary and secondary education (2nd ed). Dordrecht: Springer.

Curwood, J.S., Lammers, J.C., & Magnifico, A.M. (2017). From theory to practice: Writing, technology, and English teacher education. In H. Hallman (Ed.), Innovations in English Language Arts teacher education (pp. 121-141). London: Emerald.

Biddolph, C. & Curwood, J.S. (2016). #PD: Examining the intersection of Twitter and professional learning. In M. Knobel & J. Kalman (Eds.), New literacies and teacher learning (pp. 195-218). New York: Peter Lang.

Curwood, J.S. (2014). Reader, writer, gamer: Online role playing games as literary response. In H.R. Gerber & S.S. Abrams (Eds.), Bridging literacies with videogames (pp. 53-66). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. [PDF]

Curwood, J.S. (2014). From collaboration to transformation: Practitioner research for school librarians and classroom teachers. In K. Kennedy & L.S. Green (Eds.), Collaborative models for librarian and teacher partnerships (pp. 1-11). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. [PDF]

Lammers, J.C., Magnifico, A.M., & Curwood, J.S. (2014). Exploring tools, places, and ways of being: Audience matters for developing writers. In K.E. Pytash & R.E. Ferdig (Eds.), Exploring technology for writing and writing instruction (pp. 186-201). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. [PDF]

Willmett, G.K. & Curwood, J.S. (2014). iLiterate: Exploring iPads, multimodality, and writing pedagogy in secondary English. In R.S. Anderson & C. Mims (Eds.), Handbook of research on digital tools for writing instruction in K-12 settings, (pp. 243-258). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. [PDF]

Curwood, J.S. (2013). Fan fiction, remix culture, and The Potter Games. In V.E. Frankel (Ed.), Teaching with Harry Potter (pp. 81-92). Jefferson, NC: McFarland. [PDF]

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Conference Proceedings

Thomson, K., Curwood, J.S., & Tomitsch, M. (2016). Participatory professional development: Designing a mobile website that links student feedback with best practice teaching resources. In M. Davis & A. Goody (Eds.), Research and Development in Higher Education: The Shape of Higher Education, 39 (pp. 329-339). Fremantle, Australia: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia.

Magnifico, A.M., Lammers, J.C., & Curwood, J.S. (2013). Collaborative learning across time and space: Ethnographic research in online affinity spaces. In N. Rummel, M. Kapur, M. Nathan, & S. Puntembekar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning – Volume 2 (pp. 81-84). Madison, WI: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Curwood, J.S. (2012). Understanding teachers’ cultural models about technology.  In J. van Alst, K. Thompson, M.J. Jacobson, & P. Reimann. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences – Volume 2 (pp. 551-552). Sydney: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Halverson, R.R., Halverson, E.R., Gnesdilow, D., Curwood, J.S., Bass, M., & Karch, A. (2010). The design framework: An organizing artifact for enhancing the fidelity of educational research, implementation, and assessment. In K. Gomez, L. Lyons, & J. Radinsky (Eds.) Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences – Volume 2 (pp. 172-178). Chicago: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

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Book Reviews

Curwood, J.S. (2013). Review of Mollie V. Blackburn’s Interrupting Hate: Homophobia in Schools and What Literacy Can Do About It. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 56(6), 508-510.

Curwood, J.S. (2011). Review of Marilyn Cochran-Smith and Susan L. Lytle’s Inquiry as Stance: Practitioner Research for the Next Generation. Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 13(1), 1-4.

Curwood, J.S. (2009). Review of Rebecca W. Black’s Adolescents and Online Fan Fiction. E-Learning and Digital Media, 6(2), 250-253.

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Other Articles

Martin, A.J., Collie, R.J., & Curwood, J.S. (2016). Students’ motivation and engagement in writing. Education Matters. [LINK]

Altura, G.J. & Curwood, J.S. (2015). Hitting restart: Learning and gaming in an Australian classroom. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 59(1), 25-27. [PDF]

Curwood, J.S. (2015). A writer’s craft: A conversation with Melina Marchetta. The Conversation. [LINK]

Fields, D.A., Magnifico, A.M., Lammers, J.C., & Curwood, J.S. (2014). DIY media creation. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 58(1), 19-24. [PDF]

Curwood, J.S. & Ullman, J. (2014). Australian schools must promote LGBT-inclusive education. The Conversation. [LINK]

Curwood, J.S., Lammers, J.C., & Magnifico, A.M. (2014). Adolescent writing in online fan fiction spaces. International Reading Association’s Reading Today. [LINK]

Curwood, J.S. (2013). Literacy Research Panel feature: Literacy and technology. International Reading Association’s Reading Today. [LINK]

Curwood, J.S. (2013). TILE-SIG feature: Australia’s Digital Education Revolution. International Reading Association’s Reading Today. [LINK]

Curwood, J.S. (2013). TILE-SIG feature: Learning in online affinity spaces. International Reading Association’s Reading Today. [LINK]

Gallo, J.R. & Curwood, J.S. (2010). Making research relevant: New directions. Wisconsin English Journal. 52(2), 23-25.

Curwood, J.S. (2010). Beyond Google. Instructor, 119(5), 49-53.

Curwood, J.S. & Gallo, J.R. (2010). Making research relevant: An introduction. Wisconsin English Journal, 52(1), 14-16.

Curwood, J.S. & Gibbons, D. (2009). “I, too, sing America”: Analyzing multimodal counternarratives.  International Journal of Learning and Media, 1(4).

Curwood, J.S. (2009). Can every school be green? Administrator, 8(7), 38-41.

Curwood, J.S. (2009). Education 2.0: The case for interactive whiteboards. Instructor, 118(6), 29-32.

Curwood, J.S. (2008). Generation IM. Instructor, 118(1), 34-39.

Curwood, J.S. (2007). What happened to kindergarten? Instructor, 117(1), 28-32.

Curwood, J.S. (2007). The rise of transitional kindergarten. Instructor, 117(1), 33-34.

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Conference Presentations

Refereed

Curwood, J.S. & Biddolph, C. (November 2016). Audience, alliance, and agency: Teacher professional learning through online social networking. To be presented at the Literacy Research Association conference, Nashville TN.

Curwood, J.S. (November 2016). Out loud: Promoting social transformation through spoken word poetry. To be presented at the Literacy Research Association conference, Nashville TN.

Biddolph, C. & Curwood, J.S. (December 2015). ‘Like birds in a tree’: Tweeting as professional learning. Presented at the Literacy Research Association conference, Carlsbad, CA.

Bowmer, M. & Curwood, J.S. (December 2015). Romanticism, rap, and remix: A case study of Romantic poetry and popular culture. Presented at the Literacy Research Association conference, Carlsbad, CA.

Curwood, J.S., Lammers, J.C., Magnifico, A.M., & Stornaiuolo, A. (December 2015). Complicating multi-sitedness in online literacy research. Presented at the Literacy Research Association conference, Carlsbad, CA.

Magnifico, A.M., Curwood, J.S., & Lammers, J.C. (December 2015). Readers and audience members: An analysis of formative feedback in online writing communities. Presented at the Literacy Research Association conference, Carlsbad, CA.

Thibaut, P. & Curwood, J.S. (December 2015). Fostering literacy and creativity: Digital tools and online spaces in a blended primary classroom. Presented at the Literacy Research Association conference, Carlsbad, CA.

Curwood, J.S., Lammers, J.C., & Magnifico, A.M. (July 2015). From theory to practice: Writing, technology, and English teacher education. Presented at the International Federation for the Teaching of English / Conference on English Education summer conference, New York NY.

Magnifico, A.M., Lammers, J.C., & Curwood, J.S. (April 2015). Analysing the contributions of reviewers to online fanfiction writing. Presented at the American Educational Research Association conference, Chicago IL.

Thomson, K., Curwood, J.S., Tomitsch, M., Hendry, G., Lau, A., & Moy, L. (November 2014). Just Ask Charlie: Using an app to support professional learning from student feedback. Presented at the Sciences and Technologies of Learning Research Fest, University of Sydney.

Tomitsch, M., Curwood, J.S., Thomson, K., Hendry, G., Lau, A., & Moy, L. (October 2014). Professional development for academics: Introducing a personalised app to learn from student feedback. Presented at the Sydney Teaching Colloquium, University of Sydney.

Curwood, J.S., Magnifico, A.M., & Lammers, J.C. (July 2014). New writing territories: The Hunger Games, Neopets, and The Sims. Presented at the Australian Association for the Teaching of English and the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association Annual Conference, Darwin, Australia.

Thibaut, P. & Curwood, J.S. (July 2014). Understanding digital spaces in the classroom: Considerations for learning and literacy. Presented at the Australian Association for the Teaching of English and the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association Annual Conference, Darwin, Australia.

Curwood, J.S., Lammers, J.C., & Magnifico, A.M. (February 2014). Audience interaction: An analysis of formative feedback in online writing communities. Presented at the Writing Research Across Borders conference, Paris, France.

Magnifico, A.M., Curwood, J.S. & Lammers, J.C. (February 2014). Writing across digital borders: Methodological challenges and implications. Presented at the Writing Research Across Borders conference, Paris, France.

Magnifico, A.M., Lammers, J.C., & Curwood, J.S. (June 2013). Collaborative learning across time and space: Ethnographic research in online affinity spaces. Presented at the International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, Madison WI.

Curwood, J.S. (June 2013). Online role-playing games and young adult literature. Presented at the Games, Learning, and Society conference, Madison WI.

Curwood, J.S., Lammers, J.C., & Magnifico, A.M. (June 2013). Reader, writer, gamer: Designing literacy practices to support student literacy achievement. Presented at Playful Learning at the Games, Learning, and Society conference, Madison WI.

Fields, D.A., Grimes, S.M., Magnifico, A.M., Lammers, J.C., Gomez, K., & Curwood, J.S. (June 2013). What’s next in studying online social networking? Future research directions for creative, DIY-based sites. Presented at the Games, Learning, and Society conference, Madison WI.

Curwood, J.S. (April 2013). Games, literacy, and literature: Lessons from the Hunger Games. Presented at the American Educational Research Association conference, San Francisco CA.

Curwood, J.S., Magnifico, A.M., & Lammers, J.C. (April 2013). Adolescent writing and fan culture in online affinity spaces. Presented at the American Educational Research Association conference, San Francisco CA.

Gomez, M.L., Curwood, J.S., & Gallo, J.R. (April 2013). “Would it help if I stood on my head?”: Developing a community of seventh grade English language learner readers and writers. Presented at the American Educational Research Association conference, San Francisco CA.

Curwood, J.S. (November 2012). New literacies and teacher professional development. Presented at the Literacy Research Association conference, San Diego CA.

Curwood, J.S., Lammers, J.C., & Magnifico, A.M. (November 2012). New literacy practices and online affinity spaces: Implications for research. Presented at the Literacy Research Association conference, San Diego CA.

Hughes, E.M., Curwood, J.S., Conradi, K., Meyer, C.K., & Magnifico, A.M. (November 2012). Academia 101: Graduate school, the job market, and life after the Ph.D. Presented at the Literacy Research Association conference, San Diego CA.

Curwood, J.S. (July 2012). Understanding teachers’ cultural models about technology. Poster presented at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Sydney, Australia.

Curwood, J.S. (April 2012). “What if normal isn’t the only way to be?”: A critical analysis of (dis)ability in young adult literature. Presented at the International Reading Association conference, Chicago IL.

Curwood, J.S. (April 2012). Life as a mod: Adolescent literacy practices on Hunger Games fansites. Presented at the International Reading Association conference, Chicago IL.

Curwood, J.S., Magnifico, A.M., & Lammers, J.C. (December 2011). Expanding our knowledge of adolescents’ literacy practices in online writing communities. Presented at the Literacy Research Association conference in Jacksonville FL.

Hughes, E.M., Curwood, J.S., Wilson, A.A., Cabell, S., & Gambrell, L. (December 2011). Academia 101: A panel discussion about dissertation writing, job hunting, and life on the tenure track. Presented at the Literacy Research Association conference in Jacksonville FL.

Curwood, J.S. (September 2011). Cultural tensions in multimodal assessment: A case study of a secondary English teacher. Presented at the British Educational Research Association conference, London, England.

Curwood, J.S. (September 2011). English teachers’ cultural models about literacy and technology: A microethnographic perspective. Presented at the British Educational Research Association conference, London, England.

Curwood, J.S. (February 2011). “How do I grade this?”: An English teacher’s multimodal assessment practices. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research, Madison WI.

Curwood, J.S. (February 2011). Professional development and digital literacies: What works. Presented at the Wisconsin State Reading Association conference, Milwaukee WI.

Curwood, J.S. (December 2010). Between continuity and change: Fostering new literacy practices through professional development. Presented at the Literacy Research Association conference, Fort Worth TX.

Philippakos, Z., Curwood, J.S., & Hughes, E.M. (December 2010). Doctoral student study group. Presented at the Literacy Research Association conference, Fort Worth TX.

Gomez, M.L., Schieble, M.B., & Curwood, J.S. (December 2010). Distributed cognition: A promising framework for critical research in English education. Presented at the Literacy Research Association conference, Fort Worth TX.

Curwood, J.S. (October 2010). “A normal girl”: Representations of (dis)ability in young adult literature.  Presented at the Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English conference, Eau Claire WI.

Curwood, J.S. & Cody-Johnson, K. (October 2010). Rethinking research: Using digital tools to facilitate the research process. Presented at the Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English conference, Eau Claire WI.

Halverson, R.R., Halverson, E.R., Gnesdilow, D., Curwood, J.S., Bass, M., & Karch, A. (June 2010).  The design framework: An organizing artifact for enhancing the fidelity of educational research, implementation, and assessment.  Co-chaired and presented at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Chicago IL.

Curwood, J.S. (March 2010). Remixing pedagogy: The role of professional learning communities and new literacies in secondary English classrooms. Presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Louisville KY.

Hassett, D.D. & Curwood, J.S. (December 2009). Pedagogies of multiliteracies: Using multimodal texts in elementary classrooms.  Presented at the National Reading Conference, Albuquerque NM.

Lilly, T. & Curwood, J.S. (December 2009). Engaged to be married (but we haven’t set a date yet): Chronicling the contested courtship between in-school and out-of-school youth literacies.  Symposium chaired and presented at the National Reading Conference, Albuquerque NM.

Curwood, J.S. (October 2009). Cultivating an LGBTQ-inclusive English language arts classroom.  Presented at the Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English conference, Milwaukee WI.

Gibbons, D. & Curwood, J.S. (July 2009).  Static noise and dynamic modes: Using critical theory and multimodality to analyze youth digital media production.  Presented at the United Kingdom Literacy Association International Conference, Greenwich University, London, England.

Curwood, J.S. & Hassett, D.D. (May 2009). Teaching visual literacy using hypertextual books. Presented at the International Reading Association conference, Minneapolis MN.

Hassett, D.D. & Curwood, J.S. (April 2009). Theories and practices of multimodal education: Semiotics and the instructional dynamics of new literacies. Presented at the American Education Research Association conference, San Diego CA.

Curwood, J.S. & Lilly, T. (April 2009). Remixing rhetoric: What’s old about new literacies? Presented at the Expanding Literacy Studies conference at The Ohio State University, Columbus OH.

Curwood, J.S., Gibbons, D., & Blakesley, C. (February 2009). Literacy in a digital age: Integrating media production, language learning, and critical thinking. Presented at the Wisconsin State Reading Association conference, Milwaukee WI.

Curwood, J.S., Gibbons, D., & Blakesley, C. (October 2008). Visual literacy in the 21st century classroom. Presented at the Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English conference, Madison WI.

Magnifico, A.M., Curwood, J.S., Halverson, E.R., & Hassett, D.D. (July 2008). Hybrid stories, hybrid identities: Conceptualizing performance texts. Symposium chaired and presented at the Games+Learning+Society conference, Madison WI.

Curwood, J.S. & Cowell, L.L. (February 2008). iPoetry: Enhancing visual literacy in the English classroom. Presented at the Wisconsin State Reading Association conference, Milwaukee WI.

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Invited

Curwood, J.S. (July 2016). Reflections on teacher education. Invited presentation at the Australian Teacher Education Association conference, Ballarat, Australia.

Curwood, J.S. (February 2016). An authentic audience: Understanding the interactions between readers and writers in online communities. Invited presentation at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.

Curwood, J.S. (September 2015). Words on the screen: Understanding audience interaction in online writing communities. Invited presentation at the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University, England.

Curwood, J.S. (April 2015). Understanding audience interaction and formative feedback in online writing communities. Invited presentation at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Curwood, J.S. (June 2014). Millennial learners. Invited presentation for the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney, Australia.

Curwood, J.S. (May 2014). Discourse analysis: From theory to practice. Invited presentation for the Centre for Research on Computer Supported Learning and Cognition Seminar Series, Sydney, Australia.

Curwood, J.S. (October 2013). From Tweets to wikis: Fostering engaged enquiry in large lectures. Invited presentation for the Teaching Colloquium, University of Sydney, Australia.

Curwood, J.S. (July 2013). Integrating new literacies into the curriculum. Invited presentation for Coogee, South Coogee, and Clovelly Public Schools, Sydney Australia.

Curwood, J.S. (November 2012). Methodologies and new literacies. Invited presentation for the Doctoral Students’ Innovative Community Group at the Literacy Research Association conference, San Diego CA.

Curwood, J.S. (August 2012). Literature and literacy in online affinity spaces: Lessons from the Hunger Games. Keynote presentation for the English Teachers Association of Queensland conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Curwood, J.S. (August 2012). Learning in online affinity spaces. Invited presentation at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, Australia.

Magnifico, A.M. & Curwood, J.S. (July 2012). Affinity space ethnography: Qualitative research in online affinity spaces. Invited poster at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences Early Career Workshop, Sydney, Australia.

Curwood, J.S. (May 2012). Literacy in the wild: Tracing adolescent literacy practices in online affinity spaces. Invited presentation for the Centre for Research on Computer Supported Learning and Cognition Seminar Series, Sydney, Australia.

Curwood, J.S. (April 2012). The nexus of continuity and change: Digital tools, social identities, and cultural models in teacher professional development. Invited poster at the International Reading Association conference, Chicago IL.

Curwood, J.S. (March 2012). Literacy and literature in a digital age. Invited presentation for the University of Sydney Parents Network, Sydney, Australia.

Curwood, J.S. (December 2011). Reading in Panem: Young adults, literature, and online affinity spaces. Invited presentation at the University of Wisconsin – Madison’s Friends of the Mind Series, Madison WI.

Cowell, L.L. & Curwood, J.S. (June 2011). Remix and respect: Intellectual property, fair use, and crediting work in digital environments. Invited workshop at the Games+Learning+Society Educator Symposium, Madison WI.

Curwood, J.S. (April 2011). “What if normal isn’t the only way to be?”: (Dis)ability in young adult literature. Invited presentation at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, Stevens Point WI.

Curwood, J.S. & Schliesman, M. (November 2010). Fight for your right: Censorship, selection, and LGBTQ literature. Invited presentation for the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin – Madison’s Common Read Series, Madison WI.

Gibbons, D. & Curwood, J.S. (June 2010). Multimodal microanalysis: An analytical tool for new media texts.  Invited presentation at the New Media Consortium, Anaheim CA.

Thomas, A., Vanni, I., Merchant, G., Gillen, J., Guzzetti, B., Pole, K., Gibbons, D., Curwood, J.S., Hammer, J., Andrews, G., & Heller, K. (June 2010).  Digital literacies: Some conclusions. Invited session at the New Media Consortium, Anaheim CA.

Curwood, J.S., Gibbons, D., & Cowell, L.L. (June 2009). iPoetry in the classroom.  Invited workshop at the Games+Learning+Society Educator Symposium, Madison WI.

Curwood, J.S. (April 2009). Digital media for literacy learning and identity development.  Invited presentation at the Wisconsin Charter Schools Conference, Waukesha WI.

Curwood, J.S. & Gibbons, D. (February 2009). Literacy learning in the 21st century. Invited presentation for the Rock River Reading Council, an affiliate of the Wisconsin State Reading Association, Beaver Dam WI.

Curwood, J.S. (November 2008). How digital stories are being used in education. Invited panel discussion at the Learning Technology Development Council’s Digital Storytelling conference, Madison WI.

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Teaching

Undergraduate Classes at the University of Sydney
Teaching English 1
Teaching English 2
Teaching English 3
Youth and Digital Culture
Australian Theatre, Film, and Learning

Graduate Classes at the University of Wisconsin – Madison
Literacy across the Curriculum
Literature and Literacy
Literacy and Language Development

Undergraduate Classes at the University of Wisconsin – Madison
The Teaching of Reading
The Teaching of Children’s Literature
Elementary Teaching Practicum
Young Adult Literature for Schools
Language and Literacy across the Secondary Curriculum

Post-Baccalaureate Classes at Concordia University Wisconsin
Language Arts Development and Strategies
Teaching Writing

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Service

University

Academic Board, University of Sydney, 2016 to present
Program Director, Study Abroad/General Electives, Faculty of Education and Social Work, 2016 to present
Curriculum Coordinator, Secondary English Education, 2012 to present
Management Team, Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation, 2016 to present
Undergraduate and Pre-Service Committee, Faculty of Education and Social Work, 2016 to present
International Committee, Faculty of Education and Social Work, 2016 to present
Consultant, Compass Program, University of Sydney Social Inclusion Unit, 2012 to present
Chair, Ethics Committee, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2017 to present
Member, Ethics Committee, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2013 to 2016
Lead Researcher, Sciences and Technologies of Learning Network, 2013 to 2015
Affiliate, Computer-Supported Learning and Cognition Research Centre, 2011 to 2015
Teaching and Learning Committee, Faculty of Education and Social Work, 2012 to 2015
E-Learning Committee, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2012 to 2013

Professional
Department Editor, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 2014 to 2015
Editorial Board, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 2013 to present
Editorial Board, English in Australia, 2012 to present
Editorial Board, Sense Publishers Gaming Ecologies and Pedagogies Series, 2012 to present
Editorial Board, Journal of Literacy Research, 2014 to 2015
Reviewer, Literacy Research Association Yearbook, 2011 to present
Reviewer, Literacy Research Association Conference, 2011 to present
Reviewer, American Educational Research Association Conference, 2011 to present
Reviewer, English Journal, 2011 to 2014
Reviewer, Journal of Literacy Research, 2011 to 2013
Reviewer, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 2011 to 2012
Membership Committee, American Educational Research Association Div. K, 2011
Reviewer, Games+Learning+Society Conference, 2011
Program Committee, NCTE – Assembly for Research, 2011
Reviewer, NCTE – Assembly for Research, 2011
Committee, Doctoral Student ICG for the Literacy Research Association, 2010 to 2011
Chair, Doctoral Student ICG for the Literacy Research Association, 2009 to 2010
Assistant Editor, Wisconsin English Journal, 2009 to 2011
Chair, Games+Learning+Society Educator Symposium, 2009 to 2011
Program Committee, Games+Learning+Society Conference, 2008 to 2011
Organizing Committee, CIRCLEup, 2008 to 2010
Coordinator, Young Women’s Leadership Summit, 2004 to 2006

Community
Academic Partner, East Hills Boys High School, East Hills NSW, 2014
Academic Partner, Killara High School, Killara NSW, 2012
Academic Partner, Epping Boys High School, Epping NSW, 2012
Academic Partner, Trinity Catholic College, Regents Park NSW, 2012

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Professional Memberships

American Educational Research Association
Australian Literacy Educators’ Association
British Educational Research Association
English Teachers Association of New South Wales
International Literacy Association
International Society of the Learning Sciences
Literacy Research Association
National Conference on Research in Language and Literacy
National Council of Teachers of English

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