Chuck Jurich

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, Literacy, Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Dissertation Title: “Quiet on the Set!”: Writing Socially in an Elementary After-School Video Club. December, 2013. (Passed With Distinction)

Master of Arts, Foundations of Education, Department of Educational Thought and Sociocultural Studies, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico. July, 1999.

Bachelor of Science, Applied Learning and Development, University of Texas, Austin, Texas. August, 1995.

118 credit hours of undergraduate work in Elementary Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. 1989-1992.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of North Carolina Wilmington – Watson College of Education – Fall 2014 – present
Assistant Professor
Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy, and Special Education
Courses taught:
Development of Language and Literacy Curriculum
Assessment in Language and Literacy
Tutoring and Coaching for Literacy Development
Action Research for Elementary Educators
Teaching of Writing from a Writer’s Perspective
Research in Literacy Education
Advanced Teaching of Language and Literacy in the Elementary Classroom
The Teaching of Communicative Arts (K-6)
Literature in the Elementary School (K-6)
Elementary Block Internship and Field Experience (Block Lead)
Elementary Teaching Practicum (Field Supervision)

University of Alaska Fairbanks – School of Education – Fall 2013 – Spring 2014
Assistant Professor
Department of Elementary Education
Courses taught:
Reading, Writing, Language Arts: Methods and Curriculum Development
Literature for Children
Media Literacy
Assessment of Literacy Development.

University of New Mexico – College of Education – Fall 2006 – Spring 2013
Instructor
Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies and Department of Teacher Education.
Courses taught:
Children’s Literature
The Reading Process in the Elementary School Classroom
Critical Literacy (graduate)
Graduate Seminar in Language Arts.

Zia Elementary School – Albuquerque Public Schools, NM – August 2000 – May 2006
Classroom Teacher, Technology Teacher
Taught for six years in grades 1, 2-3 combination, and 5; was the technology teacher (K-5) for two years.

Navajo Elementary School – Albuquerque Public Schools, NM – July 1999 – May 2000
Classroom Teacher
Taught in a Grade 2-3 combination classroom.

Enchanted Hills Elementary School – Rio Rancho Public Schools, NM – August 1998 – May 1999
Classroom Teacher
Taught in a Grade 3 classroom.

PUBLICATIONS

Jurich, C. (2014). Happy music happy music: Embracing non-standard writing processes in video-making. In A. Garcia (Ed.), Teaching in the connected learning classroom. Irvine, CA: Digital Media and Learning Research Hub.

Jurich, C., & Meyer, R. (2014). Democratic writing: Examining the sociocultural contexts that accompany multiple authorship in video production. In R. Meyer & K. Whitmore (Eds.), Reclaiming writing: Composing spaces for identities, relationships and actions. New York: Routledge.

Jurich, C., & Meyer, R. (2014). The girls go to the 70’s and the 80’s: Self-produced videos and play. In R. Meyer & K. Whitmore (Eds.), Reclaiming writing: Composing spaces for identities, relationships and actions. New York: Routledge.

Eidman-Aadahl, E., Blair, K., DeVoss, D. N., Hochman, W., Jimerson, L., Jurich, C., Murphy, S., Rupert, B., Whithaus, C., & Wood, J. (2013). Developing domains for multimodal writing assessment: The language of evaluation, the language of instruction. In H. McKee & D. N. DeVoss (Eds.), Digital writing assessment & evaluation. Logan, UT: Computers & Composition Digital Press, Utah State University Press.

Jurich, C., & Meyer, R. (2011). The reading–writing connection in video production. In R. Meyer & K. Whitmore (Eds.), Reclaiming reading: Teachers, students, and researchers regaining spaces for thinking and action. New York: Routledge.

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS

Jurich, C. (2011). Video and writing in the elementary grades. In Digital Is… Retrieved from http://digitalis.nwp.org/resource/1393.

Jurich, C. (2011). An after-school video club for elementary students. In Digital Is… Retrieved from http://digitalis.nwp.org/resource/1395.

PRESENTATIONS AND CONFERENCES

Jurich, C. (2017, July). Reframing and reclaiming through meme writing. Part of the pre-conference workshop session We’re not alone: Uniting for global actions, with B. Altwerger, R. Meyer, & S. Strauss. Presented at the Literacies for All Summer Institute, Tucson, AZ.

Jurich, C. (2016, November). Multimodal text production and assessment: Teaching pre-service teachers to revalue and reevaluate non-conventional texts. Part of the Studies in Literacy and Multimedia (SLAM) Session: Advocating the Use of Media and 21st Century Literacies with Preservice Teachers. Roundtable session presented at the annual conference of the National Council of Teachers of English, Atlanta, GA.

Kelly, P., & Jurich, C. (2016, September). Improving science and literacy through the “Writing in Science and Science in Writing” professional development program for K-5 teachers in North Carolina. Session presented at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

Jurich, C. (2016, July). Science stories and literacy lessons. Presented at the Literacies for All Summer Institute, St. Louis, MO.

Jurich, C., & Finnerty, T. (2016, February). Rank ordering and explaining thought processes in standardized reading comprehension assessments: Exploring the “gray areas” of a seemingly black and white situation. Presented at the Eastern Educational Research Association, Hilton Head Island, SC.

Jurich, C. (2015, October). It’s all writing: Adapting revision techniques from audio and video production. Invited presentation at the University of North Carolina Wilmington iTEACH Professional Learning Day, Wilmington, NC.

Jurich, C., & Finnerty, T. (2015, July). Retrospective miscue analysis and reading comprehension: A new way to collaborate with students to inform instruction. Presented at the Literacies for All Summer Institute, Atlanta, GA.

Jurich, C. (2015, February). Unpacking collaborative multiple authorship and new literacies writing practices in an elementary after-school video production club. Brown bag series session presented at the University of North Carolina Wilmington Watson College of Education, Wilmington, NC.

Jurich, C. (2014, November). Conflict, collaboration, cooperation, and listlessness: Multiple authorship and the tenors of interaction in video production. The Sociocultural Pillar with J. Harste, V. Vasquez, & P. Albers. Part of the panel session Reclaiming writing: Composing spaces for relationships, identities and action. Presented at the annual conference of the National Council of Teachers of English, Washington, DC.

Jurich, C., & Doerr-Stevens, C. (2014, November). The messy path to meaning: Exploring how multiple authors negotiate and compose stories in digital videomaking. Roundtable session presented at the annual conference of the National Council of Teachers of English, Washington, DC.

Jurich, C. (2014, June). “Learning to Write All Over Again”: What K-12 Educators Can Learn From University Students’ Struggle to Write In Multiple Modalities. Invited Keynote Speaker at the 2nd Annual University of North Carolina Wilmington Writing Conference for Educators, Wilmington, NC.

Jurich, C. (2014, June). Trading essays for multimodal compositions: The pleasures and challenges of learning to write all over again. Presented at the 12th International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference. Minneapolis, MN.

Jurich, C. (2014, June). Problem finding and problem solving in “The Killed”: Dynamic writing processes and ongoing assessment in videomaking. Presented at the Computers and Writing Annual Conference. Pullman, WA.

Jurich, C. (2014, February). Sound is 51% of video: Elementary age videomakers and audio production. Presented at the 34th annual Alaska Society for Technology in Education Conference, Anchorage, AK.

Jurich, C. (2013, November) Responding to children’s literature through sound design. Part of the day-long workshop, Supporting children’s search for meaning: Children’s literature in multimodal ways. With Cambourne, B., Harste, J., Jurich, C., Martens, P., Martens, R., Silvers, P., & Wilson, L. Presented at the annual conference of the National Council of Teachers of English, Boston, MA.

Jurich, C. (2012, November). The shift from author(itarian) to democratic writing: Examining the sociocultural contexts that accompany multiple authorship in video production. Presented at the annual conference of the National Council of Teachers of English, Las Vegas, NV.

Jurich, C., Whithaus, C., & Rupert, B. (2012, November). A framework for evaluating and conferring with authors of multimodal, digital, and 21st century compositions. Presented at the annual conference of the National Council of Teachers of English, Las Vegas, NV.

Jurich, C. (2012, July). Videomaking and whole language philosophy. Interactive workshop presented at the Literacies for All Summer Institute, St. Louis, MO.

Whithaus, C., DeVoss, D., Jurich, C., Blair, K., & Hockman, W. (2012, May). Developing transformative domains for multimodal writing assessment: The language of evaluation, the language of instruction. Presented at the Computers and Writing Annual Conference, Raleigh, NC.

Eidman-Aadahl, E., Blair, K., DeVoss, D.N., Hochman, W., Jimerson, L., Jurich, C., Murphy, S., Rupert, B., Whithaus, C., & Wood, J. (2011, November). A framework for talking about digital and multimodal writing. Presented at the National Writing Project Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Meyer, R., Jurich, C., & Cambourne, B. (2010, November). Understanding and composing 21st century texts. Presented at the annual conference of the National Council of Teachers of English, Orlando, FL.

Jurich, C., & Frank, K. (2010, November). Three genres teachers should know more about: Graphic novels, machinima, & fanfiction. Presented at the annual conference of the National Council of Teachers of English, Orlando, FL.

Whithaus, C., Eidman-Aadahl, E., Jurich, C., Rupert, B., Jimerson, L., Blair, K., & Wood, J. (2010, November). Digital writing and assessment: Pushing the boundaries of how we talk about text. Presented at the National Writing Project Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Jurich, C. (2010, November). The reading-writing connection in video production. Invited roundtable presenter, Digital Literacies Special Session presented at the National Writing Project Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Chavez, E., Gonzales, A., & Jurich, C. (2010, November). Unique youth writing programs for diverse populations. Invited session presented at the National Writing Project Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Jurich, C. (2010, October). Writing and designing alternative texts of classic children’s picture books. Presented at the Collective Voices Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Jurich, C. (2010, July). Lessons learned: A close look at ‘reframing’ at the Whole Language Umbrella. Invited talk presented at the meeting of the Center for Expansion of Language and Thinking. Indianapolis, IN.

Meyer, R., Altwerger, B., Cambourne, B., & Jurich, C. (2010, July). From warm fuzzies to political activists: Locked out, marginalized, disenfranchised, and RESPONDING! Paper presented at the Literacies for All Summer Institute, Indianapolis, IN.

Jurich, C. (2010, July). Reframing ‘language and literacy’ for video and beyond. Invited lecture presented at the Literacies for All Summer Institute Pre-Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Jurich, C. (2010, May). Equity, access, and information technology. Session chair at the American Educational Research Association Conference, Denver, CO.

Jurich, C. & Laffler, C. (2010, March). Videomaking workshop for educators. Invited interactive workshop presented at the High Plains Writing Project monthly professional development meeting, Roswell, NM.

Jurich, C. (2010, February). Understanding remix as a writing practice. Presented at the University of New Mexico College of Education Graduate Symposium, Albuquerque, NM.

Meyer, R., Jurich, C., Laffler, C., McKay, M., Siow, V., Pearce, K., & Escobar, A. (2009, November). Recruiting for diversity at the Invitational Summer Institute. Presented at the National Writing Project Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Jurich, C. (2009, November). Remix as a writing practice. Invited talk presented at the National Writing Project Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Jurich, C. (2009, November). Looking at digital student writing and compositions. Presented at the Digital Is… Convening Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Jurich, C. (2009, March). Is this writing?: What students do when they remix. Presented at the National Writing Project Rural Sites Network Conference, Kalamazoo, MI.

Jurich, C. (2009, February). WICs, SMIFs, and La La Landers: An ethnographic examination of participation in high school football games. Presented at the University of New Mexico College of Education Graduate Symposium, Albuquerque, NM.

Jurich, C. (2008, February). Writing graphical texts: Lessons learned in an after-school video club. Presented at the University of New Mexico College of Education Graduate Symposium, Albuquerque, NM.

Jurich, C. (2007, February). Reading and writing for graphical mediums. Presented at the University of New Mexico College of Education Graduate Symposium, Albuquerque, NM.

Gruenewald (Greenwood), D. A., & Jurich, C. (1998, March). Teaching an ecological curriculum. Presented at the New Mexico Council for Exceptional Children State Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

GRANTS AUTHORED

Jurich, C. (2016). UNCW Watson College of Education Mini-Research Grant. ($2,000.00) Science Stories and Literacy Lessons. Submitted January 2016, approved and funded for February 2016-August 2016.

Powell, D., Walker, B., & Jurich, C. (2014). North Carolina Quality Educator Through Staff Development and Training (NC QUEST) ($216,788.00) Writing in Science and Science in Writing. Submitted November 2014, approved and funded for April 2015-August 2017.

Meyer, R. & Jurich, C. (2011). National Writing Project. ($123,017.00) application for continued and increased funding for the High Desert Writing Project. Submitted January 2011, approved and funded for summer 2011 and the 2011-2012 school year.

Meyer, R. & Jurich, C. (2010). Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. ($1,500,000.00 – over three years) Mobile New Literacies Lab. The purpose of this project was to develop instructional approaches, curricula, theory, and programs to teach and assess 21st century writing practices in upper elementary public school classrooms. We sought to develop specific classroom interventions that would substantiate out of school new literacies practices in classrooms and schools. Submitted October 2010, NOT FUNDED (Included here to demonstrate our continual efforts to secure outside funding for research.)

Meyer, R. & Jurich, C. (2010). National Writing Project. ($120,566.00) application for continued funding for the High Desert Writing Project. Submitted January 2010, approved and funded for summer 2010 and the 2010-2011 school year.

Meyer, R. & Jurich, C. (2009). National Writing Project. ($126,587.00) application for continued and increased funding for the High Desert Writing Project. Submitted January 2009, approved and funded for summer 2009 and the 2009-2010 school year.

Jurich, C. (2009). Educators for Dialog and Inquiry, College of Education, University of New Mexico. ($400.00). For travel support to present at the National Writing Project Rural Sites Network Conference in Kalamazoo, MI. Submitted May 2009, approved and funded.

Meyer, R. & Jurich, C. (2008). National Writing Project. ($106,947.00) application for continued and increased funding for the High Desert Writing Project. Submitted January 2008, approved and funded for summer 2008 and the 2008-2009 school year.

Meyer, R. & Jurich, C. (2007). National Writing Project. ($113,132.00) application for continued and increased funding for the High Desert Writing Project. Submitted January 2007, approved and funded for summer 2007 and the 2007-2008 school year.

Jurich, C. (2006). Educators for Dialog and Inquiry, College of Education, University of New Mexico. ($200.00). For travel support to attend the American Educational Research Association annual conference in Chicago, IL. Submitted May 2006, approved and funded.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE, EXPERIENCE, AND ASSISTANTSHIPS

Center for the Expansion of Language and Thinking (CELT) – Nov 2016 – present
Member of the Board of Directors
Founded in 1972, CELT is a nonprofit educational corporation, international in scope, whose members believe in the principles of education for democracy with a focus on natural language learning and inquiry. These principles are supported by beliefs in learners and learning, teachers and teaching, and language and curriculum.  The members of CELT are dedicated to the improvement of education through a greater understanding of the relationship between language, thought, and learning.

Watson College of Education, Language and Literacy Faculty Hiring Committee – Aug 2016 – Mar 2017; Nov 2015 – Apr 2016
Committee Member
Member of the search committee to recruit, interview, evaluate, and recommend a candidate for a tenure track Language and Literacy faculty position in the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy and Special Education.

Student North Carolina Association of Educators (SNCAE) – Fall 2015 – Present
Faculty Sponsor
This agency is inclusive of all pre-service teachers in the Watson College of Education. The advisor role involves attending monthly student-led meetings, meeting intermittently with organization officers to arrange meetings, overseeing and advising all activities and events and keeping oversight on budget and correspondences. SNCAE is the longest running student organization in the Watson College of Education.

National Council of Teachers of English Elementary Section Nominating Committee – 2014-2015
Committee Member
One of three members who recruits, evaluates, and selects the candidates to run for the NCTE Elementary Section Steering Committee for the upcoming election.

University of Alaska Faculty Learning Community – August 2013 – May 2014 
Committee Member
A working community of 8 faculty members exploring the pedagogy of a “flipped classroom” and the technologies available to support the practice.

Zia Elementary After-School Video Production Club – August 2007 – May 2013
Program Director and Founder
Director, instructor, and founder of an after-school video production program for 4th and 5th grade students. Guided students in writing, designing, shooting, and editing digital video compositions and provided support for their productions. In addition to video, students worked with a variety of mediums including photography, animation, graphic design, audio production, and video game design. Consultant for the 2012-2013 school year. The program is now in its 7th year and is the backbone of a collection of after-school programs at the school.

Multimodal Assessment Project – August 2010- December 2012
Invited Member
Part of a committee of 13 professors, teachers, and graduate students from around the nation with the charge of developing a framework for understanding and assessing multimodal compositions. Funded by the National Writing Project and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

High Desert Writing Project – September 2007 – May 2012
Project Assistant, Summer Institute Co-Director, Tech Liaison
Assisted in meeting the project’s core missions of improving the teaching of writing and the use of writing across the disciplines by offering high-quality professional development programs (seminars, workshops, the Invitational Summer Institute) for educators in their service areas, K-16 and across the curriculum. As the Tech Liaison, directed special attention to the integration of technology and writing.

Collective Voices Conference – October 2010 and October 2011
Organizer
For two years, the central organizer of the Collective Voices Conference, a regional teacher professional development event held annually in collaboration with the Adolescent and Children’s Literature Inquiry Project, the New Mexico Council of Teachers of English, and the High Desert Writing Project.

Video Production Workshops for Middle School Students,
Sidney Gutierrez Middle School, Roswell, NM – 
March 2010
Workshop Series Presenter and Facilitator
Designed, presented, and facilitated a series of video production workshops for students in grades 6-8. Every student in the school participated in writing, shooting, and editing short videos. The invited workshops were sponsored by the charter school’s English department.

Digital Is… – August 2009 – Present
Contributor
Contributor to the National Writing Project’s Digital Is… website, a space for the collection of ideas, reflections, and stories about what it means to teach writing in our digital, interconnected world.

UNM College of Education Faculty Hiring Committee – November 2008 – February 2009
Committee Member
Member of the search committee to recruit, interview, evaluate, and recommend a candidate for a tenure track faculty position in the Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies.

University of New Mexico Partnership Programs – June 2006 – September 2007
Graduate Assistant
In charge of studying and archiving the historical partnership programs between the University of New Mexico College of Education and Albuquerque Public Schools with a special emphasis on the Career Development Program.

High Desert Writing Project (HDWP) Invitational Summer Institute – June 2006
Invited Fellow
Part of the National Writing Project, the HDWP Invitational Summer Institute focuses on writing professional development for educators, writing research, as well as personal writing development.

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Center for the Expansion of Language and Thinking (CELT). CELT membership is limited to literacy researchers with a doctoral degree voted into membership. 2016-present.
  • Whole Language Umbrella (WLU)
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • Studies in Literacies and Multimedia Assembly (SLAM)
  • National Writing Project (NWP)
  • North Carolina Reading Association (NCRA)
  • New Hanover County Reading Association (NHCRA)
  • Eastern Educational Research Association (EERA)
  • North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE)

AWARDS AND HONORS

Tom L. Popejoy Dissertation Prize nominee for best dissertation at the University of New Mexico between the years of 2013-2016.

Susan Deese-Roberts Teaching Assistant of the Year Award (Nominated), 2010

 

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