Deanna Birdyshaw is the associate director of The
University of Michigan Center for the Improvement
of Early Reading Achievement. Before coming to the
University of Michigan, she served as English Language
Arts Consultant for the Michigan Department of
Education for 4 years. She taught 2 7 years in Ypsilanti
Public Schools. She is currently president-elect of the
Michigan Reading Association.
Nina Yochum is an associate professor emerita at
the University of Michigan. As a classroom teacher, a
reading specialist, and a university professor, she has
been interested in examining curricular, instructional,
and assessment issues associated with literacy learning,
with particular focus on the professional development of
preservice and practicing teachers.
Birdyshaw, Deanna and Yochum, Nina
"Designing Quality Learning Opportunities for Teachers,"
Michigan Reading Journal: Vol. 35:
4, Article 4.
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