Kathleen Gormley, Ph.D.

Kathleen GormleyDepartment:  Professional Education Program
Rank
:  Professor of Literacy

Contact Info:

Emailgormlk@sage.edu
Skype Name
: KayGormley (Location: Lake George)
Phone
: 518.244.2403
Office
:  Education 308

Degree Information:

  • Online Teaching Certificate - Tools and Techniques, Sloan-C
  • Ph.D., Reading - The University at Albany

Dissertation:  Memory Strategies Used by Deaf, Severely Hearing Impaired, and Normal Hearing Children on Consonant Strings Related to Reading

  • M.S., Reading – The University at Albany
  • B.S., Psychology/Sociology, and Elementary Education - Russell Sage College

Professional Education Certifications:

  • Elementary Education (K-6) NYS & ME
  • Reading Teacher (K-12) NYS 

Professional Memberships:

  • International Literacy Association
  • ILA Zolt Technology and Reading Committee (2013 –present)
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • New York State Reading Association

NYSRA Secretary (2010-2015)

Co-Chair, NYSRA Digital literacy Committee (2010-present)

Courses Taught:

  • EDU 545 – Literacy and Technology in Schools (online - 6 cr)
  • RWL 572 – Literacy Assessments (hybrid - 4 cr)
  • RWL 620 – Diagnosing Literacy Difficulties (6 cr)
  • RWL 621 – Teaching Striving Learners (6 cr)
  • RWL 621P – Portfolio in Literacy (0 cr)

Research:

Digital Literacy, access to digital literacy, teachers’ use of digital literacy, diagnosis of reading and writing problems, online teaching

Sage Service:

  • Advisor – Literacy Program
  • Advisor – Childhood Education and Literacy Program
  • RIP Committee

Other Service and Partnerships:

  • Teacher Preparation Programs, Hudson Valley Community College, Advisory Board Member
  • Teach the literacy clinical sequence (RWL 620 & 621) in Harmony Hill School, Cohoes, NY.  Work closely with Mark Perry, Principal, to deliver literacy tutoring through the Sage Literacy Program at Harmony Hill where I supervise my graduate students teaching at-risk learners

Personal:

Hobbies include bike riding, hiking, reading, traveling, and enjoying my new grandbaby

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Recent Publications:

  • Gormley, K. A., & McDermott, P. (2015). Visualizing the evidence: Strategies for teaching students to read closely.  The Clearinghouse: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas. DOI: 10.1080/00098655.2015.1074878; http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00098655.2015.1074878
  • McDermott, P., & Gormley, K. A. (2015).  Teachers’ use of technology in elementary reading lessons.  Reading Psychology, 37(1), 121-146.  DOI: 10.1080/02702711.2015.1009592; http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02702711.2015.1009592
  • McDermott, P., & Gormley, K. A.  (2015).  From resistance to engagement – The importance of the digital literacies for struggling readers and writers.  In F. Falk-Ross (Ed.), Language-based approaches to support reading comprehension (pp. 209-236). NY: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Gormley, K. A., & McDermott, P. (2014a). “We don’t go on the computers anymore!”  How urban children lose in learning digital literacies. The Educational Forum, 78, 1-15.  (EJ1032218)
  • Gormley, K. A., & McDermott, P. (2014b). Differentiating literacy instruction: There’s an app for that!  Language and Literacy Spectrum, 24, 49-75.  (EJ1034918). Available at http://www.nysreading.org/content/language-and-literacy-spectrum
  • Gormley, K. A., & McDermott, P. (2014c). Integrating the digital literacies into literacy diagnosis. New England Reading Association Journal, 49(2), 75-82.
  • Gormley, K. A., & McDermott, P. (2013). Integrating the digital literacies into an after-school program: A structural analysis of teachers’ lessons. The Language and Literacy Spectrum, 23, 20-33. (EJ1005283).  Available at http://www.nysreading.org/journal
  • Gormley, K. A., & McDermott, P. (2011). Do You Jing? How Screencasting can enrich classroom teaching and learning. The Language and Literacy Spectrum. 21, 12-20. (EJ985741). Available at http://www.nysreading.org/node/57.
  • Dermady, D., Gormley, K. A., & McDermott, P. (2011). Connections beyond the classroom: The promise of web authoring tools. Educator’s Voice, IV (Spring), 34-41.
  • Gormley, K. A., & McDermott, P. (2010). Diagnostic traditions in reading. In D. Allington and A. McGill-Franzen (Eds.), Handbook of Reading Disability (pp. 612-172). NY: Taylor & Francis.
  • Gormley, K. A. & McDermott, P. (2010). How Social Bookmarking Helps the 21st Century Teacher. The Language and Literacy Spectrum, 20, 5-15. 

Recent Presentations at International and National Meetings:

  • Gormley, K. A., & McDermott, P. (2015). Using the affordances of the digital literacies to transform student writing Presentation for the 60th Annual Convention of the International Literacy Association, St. Louis, MO,  July 18-20.
  • Gormley, K. & McDermott, P. (2014). An analysis of teachers’ use of technology in elementary reading lessons. Paper presented at the 2014 Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA, April 5-12.
  • Gormley, K. A., & McDermott, P. (2014). Patterns of technology use in the Reading Lessons of an Urban Elementary School. Paper presented at the presented at the 33rd Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA, February 24-25.
  • Gormley, K. A., & McDermott, P. (2013). What we learned from observing urban and suburban children’s performance with the new literacies. Paper presented at the 2013 Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA. May 26-29.
  • Gormley, K. A., & McDermott, P. (2013). Making a difference in literacy learning through multimedia composing. Presentation at the 58th Annual Convention of the International Reading Association, San Antonio, Texas. April 19 – 22.
  • Gormley, K. A., & McDermott, P. (2012). Shazam! The POWer of Graphica with At-Risk Urban Learners: Teaching Reading and Writing Through Comics. Presentation at the 57th Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association, Chicago, ILL. April 30 – May 4.
  • Gormley, K. A., & McDermott, P. (2012). Structural and Contextual Features of an Afterschool Digital Literacy Program. Paper presented at the presented at the 33rd Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia. February 24-25.

Recent Presentations at Regional, State & Local Meetings:

  • Gormley, K. A., & McDermott, P. (2015). Digital storytelling: Diverse ways for diverse learners. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the New York State Reading Association, Saratoga Springs, NY, November 9-12.
  • Gormley, K. A.,  & McDermott, P. (2014). Technology to enforce close reading and academic vocabulary. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the New York State Reading Association, Syracuse, NY, November 9-11.
  • Falk-Ross, F., Evans, B., Gormley, K. A., McDermott, P., & Musti-Rao, S. (2014). Teaching struggling readers in the age of the Common Core. Panel presentation at the Annual Meeting of the New York State Reading Association, Syracuse, NY, November 9-11.
  • McDermott, P., & Gormley, K. A. (2014). An analysis of teachers’ use of technology during elementary reading lessons. Poster Presentation for the 3rdAnnual Pace Research Day, One Pace Plaza, N.Y.C., April 7.
  • Gormley, K. A., & McDermott, P. (2013). Using multimedia and composing – Engaging all learners. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the New York State Reading Association, Albany, NY, October 27-29.
  • Gormley, K. A.,  & McDermott, P. (2013). Writing for the Language and Literacy Spectrum. Panel presentation at the Annual Meeting of the New York State Reading Association, Albany, NY, October 27-29.
  • Gormley, K. A., & McDermott, P. (2013). Preparing for teaching in the flipped classroom. Presentation for the Technology in Education conference, East Greenbush Central School District, East Greenbush, NY, August 28-29.
  • Gormley, K. A., & McDermott, P. (2013). Screencasting made easy. Presentation for the Technology in Education conference, College of St. Rose, Albany, N.Y., April 16-17.
  • Gormley, K. A., & McDermott, P. (2013).  The use of new technologies in reading lessons: A case study of one urban elementary school. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Hartford, CT, October 23-24.
  • Gormley, K. A., & McDermott, P. (2012).Organizational and contextual features of an after-school digital literacy program. Paper presented at the presented at the New England Educational Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH. May 2 – 4.
  • Gormley, K. A., & McDermott, P. (2012). Integrating the new literacies with the Common Core Learning Standards in research about the Hudson River. Presentation at The Teaching the Hudson Valley, Summer Conference, Hyde Park, NY, July 24-26.
  • Gormley, K. A., & McDermott, P. (2012). New literacies: Innovative says to use web 2.0 technologies to engage students in literacy Learning and meet the Common Core Learning Standards. Presentation at the North Country and Greater 1000 Islands Reading Councils of NYSRA, Potsdam, NY, May 9–10.
  • Gormley, K. A., & McDermott, P. (2012). Visualization with new webtools. Presentation at the 2nd Annual Technologies in Education Conference, College of St. Rose, May 17-18.
  • Gormley, K. A., & McDermott, P. (2011). Comics to improve technology and literacy. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the New York State Association or Computers and Technologies in Education, Rochester, NY, November 19.
  • Gormley, K. A., & McDermott, P. (2011). Screencasting for educators and students. Invited presentation at Games in Education Symposium, Co-Sponsored by WMHT & Schenectady Community College, Schenectady, NY, August 8.
  • Gormley, K. A., & McDermott, P. (2011). Using web 2.0 tools to enhance learning and engagement in teaching the Hudson Valley. Presentation at The Teaching the Hudson Valley, Summer Conference, Hyde Park, NY, July 26-28.
  • Gormley, K. A., & McDermott, (2011). Professional development opportunities for learning the new digital literacies in urban and suburban schools. Paper presented at the New England Educational Research Organization, New Bedford, MA, April 25-27.
  • Gormley, K. A., & McDermott, P. (2010). “We don’t go on the computers anymore” - How urban children lose out in learning the new digital literacies. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Hartford, CT, October 19-22.