Other Scholarship

Below find more of my writing and speaking engagements from the past few years focused on joyful leadership, professional learning, literacy learning, and children’s literature.

Cunningham, K. & Rainville, K. (2018). Joyful leadership in practice. Educational Leadership, 75, 62-67.

Fantozzi, V. & Cunningham, K. (2018). Countering the Peter effect: Blogging and talking about children’s literature in teacher education classes. Journal of Literacy Innovation3(1).

Berchin-Weiss, J., Falk, J., & Cunningham, K. (2016). Supporting d/Deaf students with intellectual disabilities: A specialized literacy curriculum. Insights on Learning Disabilities: From Prevailing Theories to Validated Practices13(1), 61-80.

Cunningham, K. (2013). We are what we repeatedly do: Creating a close reading culture in a K-8 school. Connecticut Reading Association Journal, 2 (1), 21-28.

Cunningham, K. and Enriquez, G. (2013). Bridging core-readiness with social justice through social justice picture books. New England Reading Association Journal, 48 (2), 28-37.

Cunningham, K. and Farrell Smith, S. (2013). Creativity matters: The 7/6 project and the edges that expand writing. The English Record, 63 (1), 132-142.

Cunningham, K. & Enriquez, G. (2018). Picturebook illustrations: Powerful pathways for Literacy learning and language acquisition. In B. Berriz, V. Poey, A. Wager (Eds.)  Art as a Way of Talking (pp.144-165). New York, NY: Routledge Press.

Rainville, K. & Cunningham, K. (2018). Reframing how we think about learning: A four-source model. In K. Byrnes, J. Dalton, & E. Dorman (Eds.), Cultivating a culture of learning: Contemplative practices, pedagogy, and research in education (pp. 21-30). New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield. 

Cunningham, K. E. (2014). Partnering to strengthen the teaching of foundational literacy skills. In J. Ferrara, J. L. Nath, & I. N. Guadarrama (Eds.) Creating visions for university-school partnershipsvol. 5 (pp. 259-282). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Enriquez, G., Cunningham, K.E., Dawes, E.T. & Cappiello, M.A. (2019). Children’s literature reviews. Children’s literature to support critical literacies engagement. Language Arts96(5),325-334.

Enriquez, G., Cunningham, K.E., Cappiello, M.A., & Kruger, M.W. (2018). Children’s literature reviews. 2017 Notable Poetry Books for Children. Language Arts95(6), 394-401.

Enriquez, G., Cappiello, M.A., Cunningham, K.E., Dawes, E. (2018). Children’s literature reviews. Changes in children’s literature. Language Arts95(5), 338-345.

Enriquez, G., Dawes, E.T., Cappiello, M.A., & Cunningham, K.E. (2018). Children’s literature reviews. Beyond primers: High-quality children’s literature for primarygrade readers. Language Arts95(3), 182-189.

Enriquez, G., Cunningham, K.E., Dawes, E.T., Cappiello, M.A. (2017). Children’s Literature Reviews. Stories of advocacy in children’s literature. Language Arts95(1). 44-52.

Enriquez, G., Dawes, E.T., Cunningham, K.E., Cappiello, M.A. (2017). Children’s Literature Reviews. 2016 Notable children’s poetry books. Language Arts94(6). 418-426.

Enriquez, G., Cunningham, K.E., Cappiello, M.A., & Dawes, E. (2017). Children’s literature reviews: Books about experiencing and overcoming trauma for K-8 readers. Language Arts, 94(4), 346-355.

Enriquez, G., Cappiello, M.A., Cunningham, K.E. & Dawes, E. (2017). Children’s literature reviews: Tween time: Titles to share with readers ages 9-12. Language Arts94(3), 202-210. 

Enriquez, G., Cappiello, M.A., Dawes, E., & Cunningham, K.E.  (2016). Children’s literature reviews: Courage, compassion, connection: Building community through powerful characters. Language Arts94 (1), 58-66.  

Rainville, K. N., Cunningham, K, & Kelly, C. (2016). Diverse learners, diverse literacies: Comments from the editors. The Language and Literacy Spectrum, 26, 4-6.

Cunningham, K. Kelly, C., & Rainville, K. N. (2015). Literacy within the disciplines: Seamless integration of literacy and content comments from the editors. The Language and Literacy Spectrum, 25, 4-6.Cunningham, K., Kelly, C., & Rainville, K. N. (2014). Connection, community and identity: Supporting diverse learners in the core era comments from the editors. The Language and Literacy Spectrum, 24, 4-6.

Cunningham, K., Collin, R., Kelly, C., & Rainville, K. N. (2013). Literacy: Common core and beyond comments from the editors. The Language and Literacy Spectrum, 23, 4-6.

Cunningham, K. (2019). Using children’s literature to support SEL in the elementary classroom. School Library Journal. Available at https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=using-children%E2%80%99s-literature-to-support-SEL-in-the-elementary-classroom

Cunningham, K. (2019). How to read mindfully: 7 strategies for elementary students. School Library Journal. Available at https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=How-to-read-mindfully-7-strategies-for-elementary-age-kids

Cunningham, K. (2019). Teaching with 2019 Caldecott Winner “Hello, Lighthouse”. School Library Journal. Available at https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=teaching-with-2019-caldecott-winner-hello-lighthouse

Co-editor and author with M. A. Cappiello, E. T. Dawes, & G. Enriquez. (2012- present). The classroom bookshelf: Teaching with children’s and young adult literature in the 21st century [Web log]. Retrieved from: http://classroombookshelf.blogspot.com

Cunningham, K. & Cunningham, C. (2016, April 24). Using text sets to spark  unstoppable learning. Middleweb. Retrieved from http://www.middleweb.com/29495/use-text- sets-to-spark-unstoppable-learning/

Cunningham, K. (2016, March 7). Each day should be a story-worthy day. Stenhouse Publishers Blog. Retrieved from http://blog.stenhouse.com/archives/2016/03/07/each-day-should-be-a-story-worthy-day/

Cunningham, K. (2016, March 8). Investing in stories. Stenhouse Publishers Blog. Retrieved from http://blog.stenhouse.com/archives/2016/03/08/investing-in- stories/

Cunningham, K. (2013, October 15). Teaching students to see themselves as readers. Retrieved from http://blog.leeandlow.com/2013/10/15/teaching-students-to-see-themselves-as-readers/.

Cunningham, K. (2013, June 24). Close reading + Visual literacy= Pathways for understanding. Retrieved from http://blog.leeandlow.com/2013/06/24/close- reading-visual-literacypathways-for-understanding/

Cunningham, K. (2013, June 6). Using children’s books to teach about love and belonging. Retrieved from http://blog.leeandlow.com/2013/06/03/using-childrens-books-to-teach-about-love-and-belonging/.

Cunningham, K. (2013, April 22). Reading biographies to reflect on core principles and create belonging. Retrieved from http://blog.leeandlow.com/2013/04/22/just-who-will-you-be-reading-biographies-to-reflect-on-core-principles-and-create-belonging-2/

Cunningham, K. (2013, February 4). What does this book have to do with me?: Why mirror and window books are important for all readers. Retrieved from http://blog.leeandlow.com/2013/02/04/what-does-this-book-have-to-do-with-me-why-mirror-and-window-books-are-important-for-all-readers/

Cunningham, K. (2013, Jan. 7). What’s in your classroom library? Rethinking common core recommended texts. Retrieved from http://blog.leeandlow.com/2013/01/07/whats-in-your-classroom-library-rethinking-common-core-recommended-texts/

Cunningham, K. (2012, Dec. 19). Turning to story after the Sandy Hook shooting.Retrieved from http://blog.leeandlow.com/2012/12/19/turning-to-story-after-the-sandy-hook-shooting/

McGrath, B. (2018). “Love Them or Hate Them, Classroom Libraries Can Provide Partnership Opportunities”. School Library Journal. Available at https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=love-them-or-hate-them-classroom-libraries-can-provide-partnership-opportunities

Coakley-Fields, M., Kelly, C., & Cunningham, K. (2016). An interview with Maria Paula Ghiso. The Language and Literacy Spectrum, 26, 80-86.

Low, J. (2013, June 17). Why hasn’t the number of multicultural children’s books increased in eighteen years? Retrieved from http://blog.leeandlow.com/2013/06/17/why-hasnt-the-number-of-multicultural-books-increased-in-eighteen-years/

International Presentations

Cunningham, K., Rainville, K., & Kelly, C. (2016, July). Literacy leadership 2.0: Harnessing the power of the digital literacy landscape to support teachers in changing schools. International Literacy Association Annual Convention. Boston, MA.

Rainville, K., Cunningham, K., & Kelly, C. (2015, July). Transformative literacy leadership: 10 strategies for building thoughtful literacy practices in schools. International Literacy Association Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO. 

Cunningham, K. & Gomez, D. (2014, April). Professional development within the PDS: Gaining momentum and making it happen. American Education Research Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. 

Kelly, C., Cunningham, K., & Rainville, K. (2014, April). Responding to changes in the literacy landscape: Preparing pre-service teachers in innovative field-based courses. American Education Research Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. 

National Presentations

Cunningham, K.E. & Dawes, E.T. (2016, November). Closing the story gap in elementary classrooms. National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA. 

Cunningham, K., & Enriquez, G. (2015, November). Closing the story gap: Supporting all students to see themselves in texts. Annual Literacy for All Conference and Reading  Recovery Institute, Providence, RI.

Cappiello, M.A., Cunningham, K., Dawes, E., & Enriquez, G. (2014, November). The many lives of any one book. Literacy for All, Providence, RI. 

Cunningham, K. & McClam, S. (2014, July). Developing ePortfolio communities of practice through fellowship. Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning Annual Conference, Boston, MA. 

Gomez, D.,  Cunningham, K., & Ferrara, J.  (2014, March). Professional development and community building through “Lunch And Learns”. Professional Development School National Conference, Las Vegas, NV. 

Cunningham, K., Fantozzi, V., & Kelly, C. (2014, January). #SocialMediaTeacherEd: Social media as pathways for supporting teacher candidates as literacy learners across disciplines. National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research Mid-Winter Conference, Elmhurst, IL. 

Cunningham, K., Rainville, K. & Kelly, C. (2013, February). Partnering to support language and literacy practices in changing classrooms. Presentation given at annual conference of the National Association for Professional Development Schools, New Orleans, LA.

Ferrara, J. & Cunningham, K. (2013, February). From theory to practice: Preparing teachers for whole child education. Presentation given at the annual conference of the National Association for Professional Development Schools, New Orleans, LA.

Collin, R. Cunningham, K., Kelly, C., & Rainville, K. (2012, February) Critical   questions about trends in education technology. University of Pennsylvania   Ethnography in Education Research Forum, Philadelphia, PA.

Cunningham, K. (2011, November) Different school contexts: Using read-alouds to engage students in critical literacy, National Council of Teachers of English, Chicago, IL.

Cunningham, K. (2011, April). Guided writing, guiding writers. Literacy Coaching Forum, Philadelphia, PA.

Cunningham, K., Glass, A., Moon, S., Quinn, M., Roepke, T., Roth, M., & Sonu, D. (2008, April)   The Eye/I of justice in the court of collective currere  conversations: Confessing curriculum theory, subjectivity and the ‘subject of justice’, American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, New York,   NY.

Cunningham, K., Enriquez, G. & Roth, M. (2008, April). Mapping beyond where  we’re from: Connections and disconnections of text-to-self-to-city, University of Pennsylvania Ethnography in Education Research Forum.

Cunningham, K. & Roth, M. (2007, November). Mapping beyond where we’re from:   Connections and disconnections of text-to-self-to-city, National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention.

Cunningham, K. & Roth, M. (2007, October). Getting out of the comfort zone: Exploring critical literacy and where we’re from, Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference, Austin, TX.

Cunningham, K. (2006, October). Literacy, identity, and masculinity, Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference, Austin, TX.

Regional Presentations

Cunningham, K. (January, 2017). The golden buzzer effect: Supporting all students as writers. Connecticut Reading Association Fairfield County Chapter Meeting. Sacred Heart University. Fairfield, CT. 

Cunningham, K. (October, 2016). Text sets are the new super story. Connecticut Reading Association Annual Conference. Cromwell, CT. 

Cunningham, K. (April, 2016). The power of story. Massachusetts Reading Association Annual Conference. Boston, MA.

Rainville, K., Cunningham, K. & Kelly, C. (2015, November). Transformative literacy leadership. New York State Reading Association Annual Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Cunningham, K., Rainville, K., & Kelly, C. (2015, November). The Language and Literacy Spectrum 2015 Issue Presentation. New York State Reading Association Annual Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Cunningham, K., Wizner, J. & McPhillips, S. (2015, November). Writing and thinking. (Featured Speaker). On Thinking: A Blue School Teaching Innovation Conference, New York, NY.

Rainville, K., Cunningham, K., & Kelly, C. (2015, October). Literacy teaching and learning in changing schools: A culturally responsive framework for literacy specialist candidates. New York State Association of Teacher Educators Conference. Saratoga Springs, New York. 

Rainville, K. N., & Cunningham, K. (2013, October) Literacy teaching and learning in changing suburbs. New York State Reading Association Annual Conference, Albany, NY.

Cunningham, K., & Rainville, K. N. (2013, October) Literacy, Common Core and Beyond: The Language and Literacy Spectrum Spring 2013 Issue.  New York State Reading Association Annual Conference, Albany, NY.

Cunningham, K. (2013, April). Rethinking core texts: Creating text pairings and reader response opportunities to better appendix b. Presentation given at Mount Saint Mary College Collaborative for Equity in Literacy Learning Conference, Newburgh, NY.

Cunningham, K. & Enriquez, G. (2013, April). Betting appendix b: Building classroom text sets with multicultural and young adult children’s literature. Presentation given at the Literacy Essentials Annual Conference, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT.

Cunningham, K. & Rainville, K. N. (2012, October) Writing for the Language and Literacy Spectrum, New York State Reading Association Annual Conference, Albany, NY. (cancelled due to Superstorm Sandy)

Invited Presentations

Cunningham, K. (2017). The power of stories. Bronx Science High School LitWorld Club. Bronx, NY. 

Cunningham, K. (2016). How to create caring and inquisitive readers, writers, and storytellers. Literacy Alliance of New Jersey.

Cunningham, K. (2016). Close reading and text sets. EDCO Collaborative. Bedford, MA. 

Cunningham, K. (2016, April). Harnessing the power of story as the heart of our classrooms. (Keynote Speaker). Annual Literacy Conference, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT. 

Cunningham, K. (November, 2015). The power of story: The greatest human invention. Library Series Lecture, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY. 

Vardin, P. & Cunningham, K. (October, 2015). Bridging common core alignment with purposeful and joyful learning in social studies and literacy learning (Keynote Address), Early Childhood Education Professional Development Conference. Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY. 

Cunningham, K. (July, 2015). Compelling, engaging nonfiction. Interactive edchat. 

Fantozzi, V., & Cunningham, K. (November, 2014). Books+Blogposts. Library Lecture Series, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY. 

Allyn, P. Cerf, C., & Cunningham, K. (January, 2014). Rethinking education: Solve a real and compelling question for the field. Interim Session Course Presentation with Deputy Commissioner of Education of NJ, Chris Cerf, Amherst College, Amherst, MA. 

Cunningham, K.  (2013, March). Core era literacies: Navigating the CCSS and making learning joyful and purposeful. Annual Changing Suburbs Institute Educational Forum. Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY.

Cunningham, K. (2012, December). Navigating the CCSS and making learning joyful and purposeful. Presentation to Manhattanville College Students and Adjuncts. Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY.

Cunningham, K.  (2012, November). Core era literacies: How to navigate the CCSS and support teachers to make learning joyful and purposeful. Changing Suburbs Institute Consortium Meeting. Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY.

Cunningham, K. (2009, November). Making your research count, Doctoral Seminar, Teachers College, New York, NY.

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