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Donna Fortune

Donna Fortune, Assistant Professor of Practice

Donna Fogelsong
Donna Fortune, Assistant Professor of Practice and Program Leader, Elementary Education

School of Education
1750 Kraft Drive
Room 2105 (0302)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-232-8466  |  donnafortune@vt.edu

Donna Fortune is an assistant professor of practice in the School of Education. Visit Dr. Fortune's personal website: https://donnafogelsong.weebly.com

  • Listening Literacy
  • Pre-Service Teachers
  • Reading Literacy
  • Lesson Study
  • PhD, Virginia Tech
  • MS, Radford University, Educational Leadership
  • MS, Radford University, Reading Specialist
  • BS, Radford University
  • CAEP Committee: Virginia Tech School of Education, 2016 - current
  • Reviewer: Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2015 - 2017
  • CAEP Committee: Virginia Tech School of Education, 2016 - current
  • BASIC School Committee: MCPS: Christiansburg Primary School, 2009 - 2012
  • SACs Committee: MCPS: Christiansburg Primary School, 2002-2009 Virginia Mathematics Science Coalition (board member 2014-present) 
  • National Association for Research in Science Teaching
  • Association for Science Teacher Education
  • American Educational Research
  • Association National Association for Multicultural Education

Manuscripts

Barksdale, M.A., Wallace, T., Fogelsong, D. African American picture books: Using mirror texts to help support literacy and identity development, Language Arts. (in press).

Children's Picture Book

Barksdale, M.A., Fogelsong, D. (2019) Molly tynes: a tale passed down. Brandylane Publishers.(April 24, 2019 release date). 

Presentations

International Presentations

Fogelsong, D. (2018). Exploration of listening practices in elementary settings. International Listening Association (ILA), Dublin, Ireland.  Invited speaker  

Fogelsong, D. (2018).  Second-grade teachers: interactive read alouds and listening instruction. International Listening Association (ILA), Dublin, Ireland. 

Regional & State Presentations

Fogelsong, D., Tackett, M., Horst, P., Pennington, Lisa. (2018) Global connections: Integrating social studies into language arts curriculum. Virginia Council of Social Studies. Roanoke, Virginia.

Fogelsong, D. (2018). Improving listening skills through interactive read alouds. Virginia Association of Teachers of English (VATE), Roanoke, Virginia.

Fogelsong, D., Barksdale, M. A., Bandari, N. Christie, T. (2018).  Portrayals of teachers in US films 1990-2017. Eastern Educational Research Association (EERA), Clearwater, Florida..

Fogelsong, D., Barksdale, M. A., Caruso, C., Kuehl, R., Scott, P. (2018). Diversity and classroom management: Examining the impact of a boot camp for student teaching. Eastern Educational Research Association (EERA), Clearwater, Florida. 

Fogelsong, D., Kuehl, R. (2018) Understanding nonfiction text structures in the elementary classroom. Virginia State Reading Association (VSRA), Richmond, Virginia.  

Fogelsong, D., Tackett, M., Horst, P. (2018) Mind your b’s and d’s: Portrayals of dyslexia in children’s picture books. Eastern Educational Research Association (EERA), Clearwater, Florida. 

Fogelsong, D. (2017) Integrating oral comprehension strategies into literacy instruction. Presentation at the annual meeting of Virginia State Reading Association. (VSRA), Roanoke, Virginia. 

Fogelsong, D. (2017). Listening: Dissertation discussion. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association (EERA), Richmond, Virginia.

2021

  1. Post-Baccalaureate Program
  2. Reading Specialist Program
  3. Undergraduate Elementary Education Program
  4. Elementary Education presentation to Rotary 

2020

  1. Technology resources and platforms to use in the upper grade reading classroom to engage students in authentic practice. (Four 1-hour workshops). Southwest Higher Education Center, Abingdon, Va.  (with Dr. Nancy Bradley)
  2. Engaging Preservice Educators: Listening Skill Instruction in the Elementary Classroom. Winthrop University.  
  3. Universal Design for Learning: Engaging Educators and Learners. Teacher Development Webinars. (Certificate for presenting at the International Webinar)

Other Outreach/Service Activities:

  • Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Giles County Public Schools
  • Salem City Public Schools
  • Roanoke City Public Schools
  • Roanoke County Public Schools

Southwest Virginia Professional Education Consortium, VA Department of Education, ($47, 593) (Active: 2021 - 2022), Co PIs: Nancy Bradley and Donna Fortune.

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