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About Us: Faculty

Sue VerwysKara Sevensma,
Assistant Professor
(616) 526-6597
303 Spoelhof Center

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Curriculum Vitae

Educational Background

  • M.Ed., Calvin College, 2007
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2013

Research Interests

  • Assistive technology
  • Students with disabilities accessing the general education curriculum
  • Content area literacy
  • New literacies

Recent Publications, Presentations, and Professional Services

  • Sevensma, K. (2013, April). New Literacies for the Net Generation: Reading Comprehension in the 21st Century. Council for Exceptional Children National Conference. San Antonio, TX.
  • Sevensma, K. (2012, August). What’s New in Literacy for the 21st Century? Calvin
    College Title II Professional Development Grant Conference. Grand Rapids, MI.

  • Co-Leader of the How We Learn: Instructional Technology Learning Community. (2012, Fall). Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI.

  • Sevensma, K., & Terpstra, M. (2012-2013). Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship Working Group Grant: Christian Higher Education Online. Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI.

  • Co-Presenter for the How We Learn Faculty Development Project: Theory- and Research-based Models of Learning and Teaching. (2012, March & May) Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI.

  • Sevensma, K.C. (2011, April). Note Taking: The Intersection of Literacy
    Strategies and Technology in Science Classrooms. Council for Exceptional Children National Conference.  National Harbor, MD.

  • Englert, C. S., Mariage, T. V., Morsink, P. Martin, N., Sevensma, K.,Fitzer, K., Okolo, C.
    (2010, December). Implementing and Evaluating a Web-based Technology to Support Expository Reading and Writing Performance in Middle School. Literacy Research Association National Conference. Fort Worth, TX.