Lisa M. O’Brien

Academic Title

  • Assistant Professor, Education

Administrative Support

  • Educational Equity
  • Elementary and emergent bilingual children’s disciplinary literacy
  • Multimodal literacies
  • Technology integration
  • Teacher professional development

My re­search focuses on ways to provide all children equitable opportunities for learning and supporting families and teachers in understanding and implementing these practices. This work includes examining ways to leverage resources (digital and nondigital) to support students’ knowledge development and literacy learning. 

  • Ed.D. Literacy and Language Education Boston University
  • M.Ed. Reading University of New Hampshire
  • B.A. Elementary Education and Psychology Rowan University
  • Educational Equity
  • Elementary and emergent bilingual children’s disciplinary literacy
  • Multimodal literacies
  • Technology integration
  • Teacher professional development

Journals (refereed)

  • O’Brien,M., Paratore, J.R., Salinas, A., & Blodgett, S. (under review), Leveraging Multimodal Resources to Support Interdisciplinary Learning: Shifting from participant to co-constructor. (Submitted to Literacy.)
  • Leighton, C. M. & O’Brien, L. M. (2017).  Advancing English learners’ disciplinary knowledge and academic language using complex expository text. New England Reading Association Journal, 52(1), 7-19.
  • Paratore, J. R., O’Brien, M., Jiménez L., Salinas, A., & Ly, C. (2016). Engaging preservice teachers in integrated study and use of educational media and technology in teaching of reading. Teaching and Teacher Education, 59, 247-260.

 

Book Chapters

  • Britain, L. Crawford, J. B., Schapiro, S., Paratore, J. R., Salinas, A., O’Brien, L., & Blodget, S. D. (2019). Building learning pathways and community for early childhood educators.  In S. Pasnik (Ed.).  Getting ready to learn: Creating effective educational children’s media, pp. 45-61.  New York: Routledge.
  • Salinas, A.  O’Brien, L., & Fromenta, A. (2019).  Extending opportunities for learning with and through online games.  Learning, Education & Games, Book 3. In Schrier, K. (Ed.). Learning, education & games vol. 3: 100 games to use in the classroom and beyond. Pittsburgh, PA: ETC Press.
  • Paratore, J. R., Edwards, P. A., & O’Brien, L. M. (2018). Building strong home, school, and community partnerships through culturally relevant teaching.  In L. M. Morrow & L. B. Gambrell (Eds.) Best practices in literacy instruction, 6th edition, pp. 408-428. New York: Guildford Press.
  • O’Brien, L. M., Salinas, A., Reinhart, K. & Paratore. J. R., (2018). Preservice Teachers’ Use of Technology and Multimodal Text Sets in Teaching Reading: Lessons Learned from a Design-Based Study. In E. Ortlieb, E. H. Cheek, & P. Semingson (Eds.)  Best Practices in Teaching Digital Literacies, pp. 123-136. United Kingdom: Emerald Publishing.

 

Position Statement/ Research Brief

  • American Educational Research Association Graduate Seminar and Scholarship Award, AERA (2011)
  • Steven Stahl Award, International Reading Association (2011)
  • Women’s Guild Award, Boston University (2011)