Part-Time Faculty in Education
Department of Education
Dr. Kristin Bourdage is a former middle-grades teacher and now teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in literacy and language arts teaching. In addition to her passion for teaching, she enjoys classroom-based research and collaborative projects with teachers to enhance K-12 learning.
Dr. Bourdage’s teaching interests in project-based learning, integrating technology and pedagogy, 4Cs – collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity, and dialogic teaching. Her research interests in discussion as a tool for reading comprehension, dialogic teaching, and instructional coaching in literacy teaching. When Kristin isn’t at Otterbein, she enjoys lots of outdoor activities, gardening, and cooking for family and friends.
- Ph.D, The Ohio State University, Literacy Education, 2007
- M.S in Teaching, State University of New York at Potsdam, Elementary Education, 1995
- B.A., State University of New York at Potsdam, Spanish and Psychology, 1993
Research, Creative, & Professional Work
- Teaching interests in project-based learning, integrating technology and pedagogy, 4Cs - collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity, and dialogic teaching
- Research interests in discussion as a tool for reading comprehension, dialogic teaching, and instructional coaching in literacy teaching.
- Wilkinson, I. A. G.; Reznitskaya, A; Bourdage, K.; Oyler, J., et al. (2017). Toward a More Dialogic Pedagogy: Changing Teachers' Beliefs and Practices through Professional Development in Language Arts Classrooms. Language and Education, v31 n1 p65-82 2017
- Wilkinson, I.A.G., & Reninger, K.B., & Soter, A. (2010). Developing and using a professional development tool to assess the quality of discussions. National Reading Conference Yearbook, spring 2010.
- Reninger, K.B. (Writer). (2010). Teaching English Learners in the Mainstream Classroom [DVD]. Available from Teacher Quality Enhancement Program, School of Teaching and Learning, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
- Bourdage, K. (2017-present). Out of the Gates: Collaborative Professional Development in Project-Based Learning. Grant awarded.
- Bourdage, K. (2016-present). Pathways to Possibilities: 21st Century Skills and the 4Cs in the Curriculum. Sub-award, Straight A Grant with Canal Winchester Local Schools. Sub-award. Research and Teaching Presentations: Bourdage, K. (2018). Tiered Professional Development as a Mechanism to Promote English Learner Achievement. Roundtable presentation at the annual conference of the Literacy Research Association, Palm Springs, CA., December, 2018.
- Bourdage, K. (2017). Family and community engagement in schools. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of Ohio TESOL, October 2017.
Affiliations & Awards
- Member, Literacy Research Association
- Otterbein University Center for Community Engagement Citizen Award, 2014
- Scholar-in-Residence, AAC&U Grant, Center for Community Engagement, Otterbein University, 2013
- Recipient, New Teacher of the Year Award, Otterbein University, 2008.