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Anne DeGrootAssistant Professor of Teacher Education

Year Joined RCNJ: 2008

Contact Information

  • Phone: (201) 684-7857
  • Email: adegroot@ramapo.edu
  • Office: E-225
  • Office Hours: M 8:45-9:30 and 1:15-2:45; R 8:45-9:30

Education:

  • Ed.D. in Literacy / Language Arts Education, Rutgers, The State University Education Graduate School of Education
  • M.Ed. Reading William Paterson University
  • B.A. English Fordham University

Teaching Interests:

  • Literacy
  • Content Area Language Arts
  • Teacher Education
  • History of Education

Courses Taught:

  • READ 115: College Reading and Study Skills (now entitled Critical Reading and Writing I)
  • EDUC 221 Social Contexts of Education
  • EDUC 346 Reading Theory and Practice
  • EDUC 350 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

Research Interests:

  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Using Multicultural Literature
  • Literacy
  • Content Area Literacy

Publications:

DeGroot, A. & Good, J. (2013). Choice Boards: The alternative to drill and review. (2013). Journal of the School Administrators Association of New York State, (42) 1.

DeGroot, A. & Good, J. (2013). But I am a math teacher! Why do I need to know about reading?” Math Journal: Association of Math Teachers of New Jersey (AMTNJ). (71) 1.

DeGroot, A. & Good, J. (2012). The choice is yours in the math classroom. Math Journal: Association of Math Teachers of New Jersey (AMTNJ), (70) 1.

DeGroot, A. (2012). Talking About texts: Examining the role of interventions in preservice teachers’ discussions of young adult multicultural literature, The Journal of Multiculturalism in Education, 7 (1).

DeGroot A. & Good, J. (2010). Making choices in the math class. AMTNJ News.

DeGroot, A. & Good, J. (2009). Differentiate instruction by using choice boards. .Exceptional Educator, (7) 2.

Submitted: Common learning time: Differentiation with a twist. Submitted to NYAPE Professional Journal for the New York Academy of Public Education.

In preparation: Reading the past: Preservice teachers’ reflections on their literacy histories.

 

Conference Presentations:

INTERNATIONAL

DeGroot, A. (2011, May). How the past advances the future: Literacy memoir writing for college readers. Presented to Idea Forum, International Reading Association Convention.

 

NATIONAL

DeGroot, A. & Kaiden, E. (2013, November). How reading assessments inform literacy instruction in a secondary tutoring workshop. Presented to ALER (Association of Literacy and Education Researchers) Conference, Dallas, TX:

DeGroot, A. & Kaiden, E. (2012, November). Data driven assessments. A look at how preservice teachers administer and analyze reading skills assessments. Presented to Idea Forum, ALER (Association of Literacy and Education Researchers) Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

DeGroot, A. (2011, November). Literature response projects to promote critical thinking and cultural understanding . Presented to Idea Forum, ALER (Association of Literacy and Education Researchers) Conference, Richmond, VA.

DeGroot, A. (2010, November). Interpreting on the past: An analysis of preservice teachers’ reflections on their literacy histories. Presented to Idea Forum. ALER (Association of Literacy and Education Researchers) Conference, Charlotte, NC.

DeGroot, A. (2009, November). Talking about texts: Engaging preservice teachers through discussions of young adult multicultural literature. (Paper Presentation). ALER (Association of Literacy and Education Researchers) Conference, Charlotte, NC.

DeGroot, A. (2009, November). Reading the past: Teachers’ reflections on their literacy histories. Presented to Idea Forum, ALER (Association of Literacy and Education Researchers) Conference, Charlotte, NC.

 

REGIONAL

DeGroot, A. & Good, J.(2009, November). Differentiation with choice boards and tiered activities. Presented to Literacy for All Conference, Lesley University, Providence, RI.

 

STATE

DeGroot, A. & Good, J. (2012, March). Using literature to reduce bullying in your inclusion classroom. Presented to New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children Conference (NJCEC). Mahwah, NJ.

DeGroot A. & Good, J. (2011, December). The interconnectivity of math &reading in an inclusive setting. Presented to Association of Math Teachers of New Jersey (AMTNJ) Special Education Conference. Jamesburg, NJ.

DeGroot, A. & Good, J. (2010, March). The choice is mine: including all in the inclusive classroom. Presented to New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children Conference (NJCEC), Lakewood, NJ.

DeGroot, A. & Good, J. (2009, April). The choice is yours: giving students the option. Presented to New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children Conference (NJCEC), Edison, NJ.

DeGroot, A. & Good, J. (2008, November). Differentiating instruction with tiered activities and choice boards. Presented to New Jersey Educational Association Convention (NJEA), Atlantic City, NJ.

DeGroot, A. & Good, J. (2008, May). Using choice boards to differentiate instruction. Presented to New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children Conference (NJCEC), Edison, NJ.

DeGroot, A. & Good, J. (2007, November). Different strokes for different folks: Differentiating learning strategies. Presented to New Jersey Educational Association Conference (NJEA), Atlantic City, NJ.

DeGroot, A. & Good, J. (2007, May). Differentiating reading instruction to maximize individual student learning. Presented to New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children Conference (NJCEC), Edison, NJ.

 

WORKSHOPS (College Wide) (2008-2014)

DeGroot, A. (2013, November). Differentiated Instruction: Choice Boards. Presented to Future Teachers of Ramapo (FTAR), Ramapo College of New Jersey.

DeGroot, A. (2013, February). Differentiated Instruction: Choice Boards. Presented to Future Teachers of Ramapo (FTAR), Ramapo College of New Jersey.

DeGroot, A., Good, J & Perez-Strumolo, L.(2012, November). Creating assignments for critical thinking: Helping students develop their reading and writing from summary to critical analysis. Presented to Faculty Development Institute, Ramapo College.

DeGroot, A. & Good, J. (2012, November). Responding to student writing: How to (and not to) respond to errors and weakness in student writing. Presented to Faculty Development Institute , Ramapo College. Mahwah, NJ.

DeGroot, A. & Good, J. (2012, March). Creating a climate of acceptance in the classroom. Presented to Ramapo College School of Social Science and Human Services. Child Development Institute Conference on Stopping Violence. Mahwah, NJ.

DeGroot, A. (2012, March). Facilitator for Teacher Education Film Series, Mean Girls, Ramapo College of New Jersey.

DeGroot, A. (2011, October). Choosing and evaluating children’s and young adult literature. Presented to Future Teachers of Ramapo (FTAR), Ramapo College of New Jersey.

DeGroot, A. & Good, J. (2011, September). Responding to student writing. Sponsored by Writing Across the Curriculum Committee, Ramapo College of New Jersey.

DeGroot, A. (2009-2010). Leveling books. Presented to student volunteers for Ramapo Readers. Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ.

 

WORKSHOPS (Community)

DeGroot, A. (2012, January). Literacy and young children. Rutherford Childcare Center, Rutherford, NJ.

DeGroot, A . (2010, May). Critical thought and young children. Presented to parents of pre-schoolers at the Mahwah Library, Mahwah, NJ.

DeGroot, A. & Good, J. (2008, October). Math for all: Differentiating instruction. Assumption Academy, Emerson, NJ.

 

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