Jane Devick Fry

Jane Fry

Jane Devick Fry
Associate Professor
Phone: (361) 570-4283


Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction/reading, Florida International University, Miami, Fla., 1996
M.Ed. in reading, Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Fla., 1982
B.A. in learning disabilities, Florida Atlantic University,  Boca Raton, Fla., 1979
American Montessori certification, 2001
Gifted Education K-12 certification, 2001
Learning Disabilities K-12 certification, 2001
Reading K-12 certification, 2001

Published Research

“Measuring Inquiry in Teacher Education,” Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development. 2009

“Blending Writing Activities and Science Inquiry through Interactive Science Literacy Notebooks.”  2009

“Reading in Social Studies Classrooms: How Teachers Utilize Reading Strategies in their Instructional Decision-Making.” 2009

Current Scholarly Projects

New Literacies: Teacher Candidates’ Responses to E-books in a Social Studies Context.  2009/2010

Student Teachers: Communication Styles and Instruction. 2009/2010

Teacher Education: The Effect of two Discourse Models to Promote Reflection. 2009/2010

“Science Literacy Circles: Big Ideas about Science,” Science Activities, Vol. 47, No.2. 2010

“Possibility Thinking and Inquiry Problem-Solving,” Science and Children. 2010


“Teacher Development: Written Reflective Discourse to Process Research-Based Texts,” International Reading Association Conference - Organization of Teacher Educators of Reading. May 2009

“The Digital Evolution and Science Literacy with Virtual Notebooks,” National Science Teachers Association Conference. New Orleans, La. March 2009

“Written Discourse as a Vehicle to Promote Reflective Thinking Strategies: Building a Framework to Improve Learning and Assessment for Teacher Candidates,” Association of Teacher Educators. Dallas, Texas. February 2009

America Association for Teaching and Curriculum.  Reading strategies in social studies classrooms: How in-service teachers utilize reading strategies in their instructional decision-Making.  Arlington, Virginia, October 2009

ACEI Annual International Conference and Exhibition, Embracing the angry child: literature and journal writing activities preparing the angry child for life.  Atlanta, GA.

Association for Childhood Education International.  Embracing the angry child: Literature and journal writing activities.  Atlanta, Georgia, March 2008