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Northwest Missouri State University


Patricia Thompson

Patricia Thompson

Email

Office

226 Brown Hall

Phone

660.562.1775
660.562.1561 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 1984

Assistant Professor


Education

  • M.S.Ed. Elementary Education
  • M.S.Ed. Learning Disabilities
  • B.S.Ed. Vocational Home Economics

Courses Taught

  • 62-211 Observations & Activity
  • 62-353 Teaching Reading Content Areas
  • 62-430 Teaching Writing in Middle School
  • 62-511 Middle School Curriculum, Methods and Practicum
  • 62-553 Reading Program in the Secondary School
  • 62-607 Language Arts in the Elementary School
  • 62-661 Practicum II: Dia. & Rem. of Reading Disabilities for Grades 7-12
  • 73-101 Freshman Seminar

Academic Interests

  • Reading and writing across the curriculum
  • Diagnosis and Correction of Reading difficulties
  • Middle school curriculum and methods

Scholarly Activity

Grants

  • Collaborated with Dr. Nancy Foley on an Academic Initiatives Grant to fund transportation costs for senior level middle school majors to go on a field trip to eastgate Middle School in North Kansas City, October 2010 and 2011.

Presentations

  • Andrews, J., Crossland, B., Drew, M., Foley, N., Ingraham, N., Lovelace, T., Martin, B., McCall, C., Nuttall, S., Patet, P., & Thompson, P. (2010). Reading about herstory: Using tradebooks to teach literacy and address the lack of ladies in social studies. Presented at the 33rd Southwest International reading Association Regional Conference, Oklahoma City, OK.
  • Drew, M., Heeler, L., & Thompson, P. (2009). Engaging teachers and students in interactive technologies as pathways to literacy. Presented at the 54th Annual Convention West of the International Reading Association, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Drew, M., & Thompson, P. (2009). Engaging teachers and studetns in interactive technologies as pathways to literacy. Presented at the 54th Annual Convention North Central of the International Reading Association, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Drew, M., & Thompson, P. (2010). Literature + technology = A winning combination for learning social studies. Presented at the National Social Science Association's National Technology and Social Science Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Drew, M., & Thompson, P. (2011). Problem-based learning: A path to critical literacy development. Submitted to National Social Science Association for publication consideration.
  • Ingraham, N., Lovelace, T., & Thompson, P. (2010, 2011). Infusion of Culture and Social Studies using Quality Children's Literature. Presentation to elementary and middle school pre-service teachers at 62-591 seminars.

Publication

  • Drew, M. & Thompson, P. (2011). Problem-based learning: A path to critical literacy development. National Social Science Technology Journal, 1(2), online publication.

Student Group Advisement

  • Coordinate a seminar on Teacher Education requirements for education transfer students each semester

Other Professional Experiences

  • Member, International Reading Association

Other

  • Northwest Missouri State Representative to Maryville Middle School Instructional Improvement Council
  • Volunteer at Maryville Middle School for Book Talk Projects, 8th Grade