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Crawley, Stephen Adam

Teaching Assistant Professor


Research Areas research areas



  • LGBTQ+, social justice, critical literacy, censorship, content analysis



courses taught

  • EDUC 2050 - Step Up to Social Justice Teaching
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Engages students in theory and practice for justice-centered teaching. This first required course for majors introduces the principles guiding the elementary program and provides opportunities for students to enact those principles in collaboration with children and teachers in public school classrooms. Meets weekly on CU campus (1.25 hours/week). Involves additional visits to local schools.
  • EDUC 2311 - Children's Literature and Literacy Engagement in Elementary Schools
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023 / Summer 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Focuses on teaching children's literature in elementary schools & youth organizations. Participants will understand theoretical and developmental processes associated with literary learning, methods for teaching literature in a diverse society, and the integration of classroom instruction with the Colorado Academic Content Standards that foster such processes.
  • EDUC 3030 - Race, Class, and Gender in Young Adult Literature
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    This course is designed for students who are interested in learning more about how race, class, and gender appear in literature for young people, ages 10-18, and how literary explorations of these intersecting elements of identity might enrich, complicate, and/or challenge how we see ourselves, others, and our world. Together and independently, we will read and share in conversation around several multicultural young adult texts across multiple genres, including novels, short stories, poetry, drama, and nonfiction.
  • EDUC 3321 - Literacy in the Elementary Classroom 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023
    Over the course of the two-course sequence in literacy, students in the elementary major develop a foundational knowledge of core aspects of literacy learning and instruction and apply this knowledge in practica settings, working at individual, small group, and whole-class levels. Literacy 2 builds on the goals of the first course in the sequence and provides a central focus on the structure and components of equitable and robust writing instruction in K-5 classrooms. The course addresses the skills and processes of writing, how to support and engage writers, writing assessment, and the analysis and enactment of evidence-based writing instruction practices. In addition, the course includes content area literacy and continues building students� facilities with digital and multimodal literacy in elementary classrooms.
  • EDUC 5245 - Foundations of Reading Instruction K-12
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022
    Comparatively analyzes current and emerging philosophies and programs in K-12 with focus on teaching reading and thinking skills.
  • EDUC 5255 - Digital Literacies and New Media
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023
    Engage in digital reading and writing experiences using tools for communication, collaboration, design and research. Students will discuss and critically reflect on the role of technology in literacy instruction, grounded on learning and literacy theories. Connections to English language arts include genre study of literary and nonfiction texts and using quality children's literature as mentor texts for multimodal craft.


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