Early Career Achievement Award
Steven Amendum, DCTE Faculty Scholar in the School of Education was presented with the 2015 Early Career Achievement Award by the Literacy Research Association. He was recognized for making “significant contributions to literacy research and education.”
Amendum is developing reading interventions for English language learners and students with learning difficulties, and professional development for classroom and ESL teachers.
As a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Amendum helped develop a one-on-one intervention for teachers and their struggling readers, offering in-the-moment live coaching using laptops and webcam technology. Teachers would conduct their lesson with a student, while their coach observed remotely and provided immediate feedback.
Now serving as co-principal investigator for an Institute of Education Sciences-funded development project, Amendum has co-designed a professional development program to improve literacy outcomes for Latino English learners in kindergarten through second grades.
Amendum joined UD’s SOE in 2013 as an Associate Professor in Literacy Education.
To learn more about this award, please see UDaily’s LRA Award.