Dr. Franklin and her team is dedicating to improving writing instruction across the region. Her research will be featured in the Missouri State’s next Mind’s Eye magazine.
Transforming student writing in the Ozarks
How does a person become a writer? How does a teacher teach writing rather than assign it? How can a school-university partnership make an impact on improving student writing in high schools?
Those are the research questions Dr. Franklin hopes to answer.
Over the last decade, Franklin has secured $1.3 million in grants to carry out the organization’s mission: to impact student writing outcomes as well as teachers’ beliefs and practices.
“I love getting community partners together and seeing people achieve and grow. To create a network that could go on without me — that’s bigger than me — I’m really proud of that.”