Karen Kindle

Karen Kindle

Division Chair, Curriculum & Instruction

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

Delzell Education Center 115C

Phone: (605) 677-5207

Email: Karen.Kindle@usd.edu

Teaching Interests:

Literacy, ELL


Research Interests:

Vocabulary development, early literacy development, teacher education


Education:

  • EDD, Curriculum & Instruction/Literacy and Language Arts, University of Houston, 2008
  • Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction/Reading, University of Houston-Victoria, 2005
  • Bachelor of Music, Music History, Baldwin-Wallace College, 1978

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Elementary Teaching Certificate, Texas State Board of Education
  • English as a Second Language, Texas State Board of Education
  • Master Reading Teacher, Texas State Board of Education
  • Reading Specialist, Texas State Board of Education

Grants:

  • National Center for Teacher Residency, NCTR. (2017 - Present)
  • USD-NCTR Next Generation Network, National Center for Teacher Residencies. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2016 - 2018)
  • AmeriCorps Education Planning Grant, Corporation for National and Community Service. Grant Role: Supporting. (2015 - 2016)
  • Teaching Improvement Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning. Grant Role: Principal. (2012 - 2012)
  • CTL Teaching Improvement Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning. (2013)

Publications:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Kindle, Karen, Shudak, Nicholas, Wiebers, Robin, Campoli, Ayana, Baron, Mark, and EastonBrooks, Donald. Teacher Residency in South Dakota, 1-17. Vermillion, SD: University of South Dakota: Center for Educational Research, 2016.
  • Kindle, Karen, and . Expert student to novice teacher: Shifting identities in urban teacher preparation, 27-39. Vol. 1, Iss. 1. READ: An Online Journal for Literacy Educators, 2015.
  • Bodensteiner, Lacey, and Kindle, Karen. Beyond borders: A partnership to promote independent reading, 32-44. Vol. 43, Iss. 1. The ALAN Review, 2015.
  • Kindle, Karen. Selecting Words for Instruction during Read-alouds, 48-79. Vol. 54, Iss. 1. Reading Horizons, 2015.
  • Schmidt, Cynthia M., Kindle, Karen, and DeGraff, Tricia. Dialogic Inquiry Groups. In Literacy Teacher Education: Principles and Effective Practices, edited by Litt, Martin, & Place, 234-239. New York: Guilford, 2015.
  • Rohs, Jovanna, Vartuli, Sue, and Kindle, Karen. Teacher Preparation with CLASS: Measuring Candidates' Across Grade Levels. Edited by Moore & McCrary, 61-67. Vol. 1, Iss. Summer 2014. Current Issues and Best Practices in Early Childhood Education, 2014.
  • Tisher, Keri, and Kindle, Karen. Embracing E-readers, 14-18. Vol. 38, Iss. 1. The Missouri Reader, 2014.
  • Kindle, Karen. Interactive Reading in Preschool: Improving Practice ThroughProfessional Development, 175-188. Vol. 50, Iss. 4. Reading Improvement, 2013.
  • Kindle, Karen, and Schmidt, Cynthia M.. Developing pre-service teachers: A self-study in instructor scaffolding, 83-100. Vol. 50, Iss. 3. Reading Improvement, 2013.
  • Kindle, Karen. Through the Looking Glass, 23-29. Vol. 32, Iss. 1. Reading Exploration and Discovery, 2013.
  • Kindle, Karen. Vocabulary Development during Read-alouds: Primary Practices. In Issues and Trends in Literacy Education, edited by Robinson, R.D., McKenna, M. & Conradi, K., 101-113. Iss. 5th. Pearson, 2012.
  • Crump, Sara L., and Kindle, Karen. From famine to feast: Enriching reading instruction in secondary classrooms, 32-37. Vol. 35, Iss. 2. The Missouri Reader, 2011.
  • Kindle, Karen, and Schmidt, Cynthia M.. Outside in and inside out: Using a case study to develop teacher dispositions and identity, 133-49. Vol. 3, Iss. 3. Teacher Education Quarterly, 2011.
  • Kindle, Karen. Same book, different experience: A comparison of shared reading in preschool classrooms, 13-34. Vol. 7, Iss. 1. Journal of Literacy and Literacy Education, 2011.
  • Kindle, Karen. Using Read-alouds to Teach Vocabulary: Research based strategies and model lessons for using fiction and non-fiction books to build children's vocaublary and improve their reading, writing, and speaking skills. New York: Scholastic, 2011.
  • Kindle, Karen. Teaching vocabulary during read-alouds: Examining the instructional sequence, 65-88. Vol. 14. Literacy Teaching & Learning: An International Journal of Early Reading and Writing , 2010.
  • Kindle, Karen. Vocabulary Development during Read-alouds: Primary Practices, 202-211. Vol. 63, Iss. 3. The Reading Teacher, 2009.
  • Kindle, Karen. Review of the book Synchronizing Success: A Practical Guide to Creating a Comprehensive Literacy System. Education REview, 2009.
  • Kindle, Karen. Changing perceptions of struggling readers, 42-48. Vol. 13, Iss. 1. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 2009.
  • Kindle, Karen. Expecting the AHA Moment. In Literacy Breakthroughs, edited by Susan Israel, 7-10. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2009.
  • Kindle, Karen. Review of the book Exceeding the Standards. Education Review, 2008.
  • Kindle, Karen. Teaching vocabulary in the K-2 classroom: Easy strategies for infusing vocabulary learning into morning meetings, centers, and more. New York: Scholastic, 2008.
  • Kindle, Karen. Review of the book Interventions for Reading Success. Education Review, 2007.
  • Kindle, Karen. Half-full or Half-empty: Perspective Impacts the Classroom, 24-26. Vol. 8. Reading Matters, 2007.
  • Kindle, Karen. Review of the book Reading Assessment and Instruction for All Learners. Education Review, 2007.
  • Kindle, Karen. Vocabulary development in the content area: Help for struggling readers. Vol. 34, Iss. 1. Texas Reading Report, 2006.
  • EastonBrooks, Donald, Kindle, Karen, and Wange, Andrea. Building Partnerships with Multiple Districts: The Role of the Residency Instructor. In Creating and Sustaining Effective K-12 School Partnerships: Firsthand Accounts of Promising Practices, 25-30..

Awards and Honors:

  • School of Education Excellence in Teaching, 2015
  • Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching Nominee, 2015
  • Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching Nominee, 2014
  • School of Education Faculty Excellence Award in Research Nominee, 2014
  • CTL Course Redesign Fellowship, Center for Teaching and Learning, 2013
  • Outstanding Graduate Student, University of Houston-Victoria, 2005

Presentations:

  • Wiebers, Robin M., Kindle, Karen J.. The Induction and Mentoring of Mentors: Training Educators as Coaches of Pre-Service Teachers. Presented at the AACTE Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland. (March 2, 2018)
  • Wange, Andrea L., Kindle, Karen, Pohlson, Amy, Skinner, Theresa. Engaging and Enhancing Teacher Residency in a Rural Context. Presented at the AACTE National Conference, Baltimore, Maryland. (July 2017)
  • Shudak, Nicholas, Kindle, Karen. Revisiting the Professional Socialization of Teachers: A Dialogic and Critical Encounter with a Perceived Barrier to Cultural Responsiveness. Presented at the American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education, Tampa, FL. (March 2, 2017)
  • Kindle, Karen. Constructing Meaning from Illustrations in Picture Books. Presented at the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, Myrtle Beach, SC. (November 2016)
  • Kindle, Karen, Kindle, Peter A.. Rural preservice teachers' beliefs about ELLs. Presented at the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, Costa Mesa, CA. (November 2015)
  • Kindle, Karen, Jiang, Yiyi. Cultural authenticity in children's multicultural texts: Exploring diverse perspectives. Presented at the National Associate of Multicultural Education, New Orleans. (October 2015)
  • Kindle, Karen, Gapp, Susan. Reading teacher self-efficacy: A programmatic perspective. Presented at the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, Florida. (November 2014)
  • Kindle, Karen. Common Core 101. Presented at the SOE Professional Day, Delzell Education Center. (December 13, 2013)
  • Kindle, Karen, Liang, Yi-Ching. In their shoes: Building teacher candidates' empathy and understanding of ELLs.. Presented at the ALER Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas. (November 3, 2013)
  • Kindle, Karen. So many words, so little time.
  • Kindle, Karen, Gapp, Susan. USD Reading Council. Presented at the Rotary Club of Vermillion, Vermillion, SD. (April 2, 2013)
  • Kindle, Karen. Promosing Practices in Literacy Teacher Education: Researchers of Literacy Education link Research to Practice. Presented at the LRA Annual Conference, San Diego, CA. (November 29, 2012)
  • Kindle, Karen, Gapp, Susan. Program Evolution: Responding to Changing Professional Standards. Presented at the ALER Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, Michigan. (November 02, 2012)
  • Schmidt, Cynthia M., Kindle, Karen, DeGraff, Tricia. Learning to teach in urban schools: Expanding our understanding of research and practice through a university-school partnership. Presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, Florida. (December 2, 2011)
  • Kindle, Karen. Shared reading in preschool: Improving practice through professional development. Presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, Florida. (December 2, 2011)
  • Kindle, Karen, Schmidt, Cynthia M.. Developing teacher identity in preservice teachers: A self-study of teacher scaffolding. Presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Meeting, Ft. Worth, Texas. (December 2010)
  • Kindle, Karen, Schmidt, Cynthia M.. Promising practices in teacher education. Presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Meeting, Ft. Worth, Texas. (December 2010)
  • Kindle, Karen, Schmidt, Cynthia M.. Reading our readers: Using case studies to develop pre-service teacher expertise in urban settings. Presented at the AERA Annual Conference, Denver, CO. (May 2010)
  • Kindle, Karen, Schmidt, Cynthia M.. Dialogic inquiry groups: Looking deeper at struggling readers. Presented at the National Reading Conference Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM. (December 2009)
  • Kindle, Karen. Portraits of practice: Selection of words for instruction during read-alouds. Presented at the National Reading Conference Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM. (December 2009)
  • Kindle, Karen. School talk: Learning the language of literacy. Presented at the NCTE Annual Convention, New York, NY. (November 17, 2007)
  • Kindle, Karen. Cultivating vocabulary: Sowing the seeds of word knowledge. Presented at the 34th Plains Regional Conference, Overland Park, Kansas. (November 10, 2007)
  • Kindle, Karen. Vocabulary Safari. Presented at the 33rd Plains Regional Conference, Omaha, NE. (October 2007)
  • Kindle, Karen. Vocabulary infusion: INcreasing word knowledge in daily routines. Presented at the IRA 52nd Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada. (May 2007)