Dr. Erica R. Hamilton is a former K-12 teacher and
currently an Associate Professor in the College of
Education at Grand Valley State University. She is committed
to supporting K-12 students’ learning through
providing relevant, research-based, and hands-on inservice
teacher professional development. Her research
interests include teacher professional development,
preservice teacher education, and place-based education.
Dr. Hamilton earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum,
Teaching, and Educational Policy from Michigan State
University. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annie Hammill is passionate about supporting students’
learning and challenging her own growth and
development as a teacher. Annie currently teaches 3rd
grade at Meadowlawn Elementary in Kentwood Public
Schools. As a result of participating in learning labs, she
is committed to pushing students to think deeply about
what they’re learning and why. She also holds an M.A.
degree in Literacy Studies from GVSU with an emphasis
on elementary reading. She can be reached at Ann.
Whitney B. Moore currently teaches 2nd grade in East
Grand Rapids Public Schools, where she actively seeks
to support her students’ academic and personal growth
and development. Drawing on her experiences with
learning labs, Whitney believes in the model’s power
to support reflective practice and help teachers identify their students’ learning needs. A committed reader,
writer, and leaner, Whitney recently graduated from
GVSU with an M.A. degree in Literacy Studies where
she focused on elementary reading. She can be reached
As an elementary and middle school educator, Ashley
M. Mosley seeks out ways to motivate and creatively
engage her students’ learning and development. As a
result of participating in learning labs, she now actively
incorporates productive student talk with her students
to support their literacy development and eliciting and
supporting students’ critical thinking skills. Ashley
holds an M.A. degree from GVSU in Literacy Studies,
with an emphasis on elementary reading. She can be
reached at email@example.com.
Hamilton, Erica R.; Hammill, Annie; Moore, Whitney B.; and Mosley, Ashley M.
"Focused on Student Learning: Teacher-
Led Learning Labs as Professional
Michigan Reading Journal: Vol. 52:
1, Article 9.
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