Peggy Lisenbee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Early Education

Graduate Program Coordinator

Department of Literacy and Learning

Peggy Lisenbee, Ph.D.

Contact

plisenbee@twu.edu
940-898-2635
MCL 908-I

Website

Biography

Peggy S. Lisenbee’s background is in early childhood education. She teaches both online and face-to-face for both undergraduate and graduate students. She researches literacy strategies for struggling readers, computational thinking in young children, technology integration in early childhood classrooms, culturally supportive learning environments in early childhood as well as on teacher development. Before teaching in academia, she was a Pre-k and first-grade teacher in a public school. She presents research findings at international, national, state, and regional conferences and has been published in peer-reviewed professional journals such as Early Childhood Education Journal, Young Children, Early Years: Journal of TXAEYC, and Journal of Literacy and Technology. She has a pre-service teachers’ textbook co-written with Dr. Jodi Pilgrim and Dr. Sheri Vasinda in the publication process with Routledge available in fall 2020, Integrating Technology In Literacy Instruction: Models And Frameworks For All Learners.

Education

Ph.D., Curriculum & Social Foundations, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
M.S., Human Development & Family Studies, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
B.S., Family Relations & Child Development, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

Expertise

Technology Use and Integration; Early Childhood Curriculum; Literacy; STEM activities including Coding and Robotics; Culturally Responsive Teaching

Latest Articles

Enhancing literacy instruction of English language learners using apps
Early Years: Journal of the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children (2020)
H Kim-Breunig, M Leddy, A Weast, Peggy Lisenbee

Universal design for learning: Examining access afforded by children's search engines.
Journal of Literacy and Technology (2019)
J Pilgrim, S Vasinda, Peggy S Lisenbee

Mentoring novice teachers to advance inclusive mathematics practices
International Journal of Whole Schooling (2019)
Peggy S. Lisenbee, Paulo Tan

Sidewalk sight words
Early Years: Journal of the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children (2018)
Peggy S. Lisenbee

Engaging students in traditional and digital storytelling to make connections between pedagogy and children's experiences
Early Childhood Education Journal (2018)
Peggy S. Lisenbee, Carol M. Ford

Generation gap between students' needs and teachers' use of technology in classrooms
Journal of Literacy and Technology (2016)
Peggy S. Lisenbee

Geocaching is catching student's attention in the classroom
The Geography Teacher (2015)
Peggy S. Lisenbee

Books

Integrating Technology in Literacy Instruction: Models and Frameworks for All Learners
Routledge (2020)
Peggy S. Lisenbee, Jodi Pilgrim, Sheri Vasinda

Ten-Year Retrospective of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers: 2008-2018
Bookmasters Publishing (2019)
Barbara McClanahan, Peggy S. Lisenbee, Wayne Lipik, Ellen Jampole

Chapters

Conclusion: Evolving into the future and appendix of ALER officers
in Ten-Year Retrospective of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers: 2008-2018 | Bookmasters Publishing (2019)
Peggy S. Lisenbee, Barbara J. McClanahan, Wayne Linek, Ellen Jampole

Susan Neuman: An oral biography of the A.B. Herr award winner, 2014
in Ten-Year Retrospective of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers: 2008-2018 | Bookmasters Publishing (2019)
Peggy S. Lisenbee, Tony Applegate, Mary Applegate

William Rupley: An oral biography of the A.B. Herr award winner, 2013
in Ten-Year Retrospective of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers: 2008-2018 | Bookmasters Publishing (2019)
Peggy S. Lisenbee, Mary Applegate, Tony Applegate

Introduction to ALER division histories.
in Ten-Year Retrospective of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers: 2008-2018 | Bookmasters Publishing (2019)
Peggy S. Lisenbee

Introduction: Aware of our past
in Ten-Year Retrospective of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers: 2008-2018 | Bookmasters Publishing (2019)
Barbara J McClanahan, Peggy S Lisenbee

Reconceptualization of field experiences to construct a rich understanding of self-efficacy and effective pedagogy
in Effective Teaching: Educators Perspective of Meaning Making in Higher Education, | Information Age Publishing (2018)
Peggy S. Lisenbee

As more things change, the more they stay the same
in A Life of Inquiry: 29 Invitations from Faculty Members at the University of Tulsa, Volume 2 | The University of Tulsa Hennecke Center for Academic Fulfillment (2016)
Peggy S. Lisenbee

Recent Presentations

Engaging Young Children in Coding Playgrounds
Texas Computer Education Association Convention and Exposition (2020)
Faculty Workshop | Peggy S. Lisenbee

Literacy is at the Heart of Coding Playgrounds for Young Learners
Texas Association for Literacy Educators Conference (2019)
Faculty Workshop | Peggy S. Lisenbee

How To Engage Undergraduate Students in Research
TWU College of Professional Education Research Lunch and Learn Seminar (2019)
Round Table | Peggy S. Lisenbee, Katie Rose

Building Bridges of Support for Trans-literacy Practices
Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Conference (2019)
Paper | Peggy S. Lisenbee, Jodi Pilgrim, Sheri Vasinda

A Digital Diet and E-Books for Diverse Learners
Texas Computer Education Association Elementary Technology Conference (2019)
Paper | Peggy S. Lisenbee, Sharla Snider, Catherine Dutton

Digital Diet for the New Media Citizen: Engaging Home and School
Texas Early Childhood Learning Summit (2019)
Paper | Peggy S. Lisenbee, Sharla Snider

English Language Learners' Literacy Activities: There's an App for That
Texas Association for the Education of Young Children (2019)
Paper | Peggy S. Lisenbee, Haemin Kim, Miranda Leddy, Amanda Weast

Digital Culture, Community, and an Interdisciplinary Adventure
TWU Teaching and Learning Symposium (2019)
Symposium | Peggy S. Lisenbee, Nancy Anderson, Sharla Snider, Catherine Dutton

You Look Like Me! Books Representing and Celebration Differences
Billy J Askew Reading Recovery and K-6 Literacy Institute 2019 (2019)
Faculty Workshop | Peggy S. Lisenbee

Flipping Your Perspective on Student Misbehavior
5th Annual Early Educators Conference, Working Together for Professional Excellence (2019)
Podium | Peggy S. Lisenbee

Introducing the Ten-Year Retrospective: ALER Moves Forward by Looking Back
Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Conference (2019)
Round Table | Peggy S. Lisenbee, Barbara McClanahan, Wayne Linek, Sheri Vasinda

The STARS @ night families shine brightly! Results from a family involvement literacy program
Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Conference (2018)
Round Table | Peggy S. Lisenbee

Fostering Children's Use of Problem Solving Strategies.
Hawaii International Conference on Education (2018)
Paper | Peggy S. Lisenbee

STARS @ Night---Family Involvement Literacy Program
2018 Texas Association for Literacy Education Conference (2018)
Round Table | Peggy S. Lisenbee

Literacy App Evaluation Tool for Teachers
International Society for Technology in Education (2018)
Paper | Peggy S. Lisenbee

Engaging in Multicultural Activities In Early Childhood Classrooms
Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Conference (2017)
Paper | Peggy S. Lisenbee

Teaching writing workshops in prek-3rd grade classrooms and journaling with your senses
Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance and The University of Tulsa Sense-sational Science Workshop (2017)
Faculty Workshop | Peggy S. Lisenbee

Using the phonemic awareness & phonics evaluation rubric to identify and evaluate literacy apps for use as individualized reading skill practice in classrooms
Texas Association for Literacy Educators Conference (2017)
Paper | Peggy S. Lisenbee

The role of literacy tutoring in improving pedagogical knowledge, skills, and dispositions for teacher education candidates and in improving reading skills for tutees
Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Conference (2016)
Paper | Peggy S. Lisenbee

Identifying and evaluating free literacy apps to improve reading skills in classrooms
International Society for Technology in Education (2016)
Paper | Peggy S. Lisenbee

English Language Learners Regional Workshop
Kappa Delta Pi (2016)
Faculty Workshop | Peggy S. Lisenbee

Teaching writing workshops in prek-3rd grade classrooms and journaling with your senses
Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance and The University of Tulsa Sense-sational Science Workshop (2016)
Faculty Workshop | Peggy S. Lisenbee

Using Seesaw to Engage Students in STEM Activities
Summer Engineering Academy at the University of Tulsa (2016)
Faculty Workshop | Peggy S. Lisenbee

IRead, you read, we all read with iRead?
Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Conference (2015)
Paper | Peggy S. Lisenbee

Sense-Sational Science Writing Workshop
Schusterman & Williams Foundations Sense-Sational Science Workshop (2015)
Faculty Workshop | Peggy S. Lisenbee

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Literacy Educators and Researchers
  • International Literacy Association
  • International Society of Technology in Education
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Texas Association for Literacy Educators
  • Texas Computer Education Association

Honors & Awards

  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Texas Woman's University (2018)
  • Judy Richardson Literacy as a Living Legacy Award, Association for Literacy Educators and Researchers (2016)