Mark J. Davis
Doctoral Candidate for Ph. D. in Education, Present
University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College, Graduate School, Kingston and Providence, RI
Digital Literacy in Education
Master of Education, August 2004
Bowling Green State University, Graduate School, Bowling Green, OH
Bachelor of Science, May 2003
Bowling Green State University, College of Education and Human Services, Bowling Green, OH
Middle School Education
K-12 Reading Specialist – Rhode Island Department of Education (present-August 2021)
Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacy – University of Rhode Island (2015)
Google Certified Educator (2017)
Infogr.am Ambassador (2015)
ASCD Emerging Leader (2007)
Outstanding Graduate Proposal (2002)
Davis, M. J. (2016). Padawan’s journey: Remixing Star Wars radio for adolescent literacy education. Journal of Media Literacy Education, 8(1), 93-100. Retrieved May 25, 2017 from http://digitalcommons.uri.edu/jmle/vol8/iss1/7/
Davis, M.J., & Quinn, D. (2014). Visualizing text: The new literacy of infographics. Reading Today, 31(3), 16-18.
Other Scholarly Contributions
report for RI Foundation
Davis, M. J. (2016). Teaching with Infographics is Essential for Visual Literacy. Piktochart, 4 Minutes Read. [Online Serial], available from https://piktochart.com/blog/infographics-essential-visual-literacy.
Davis, M. J. (2017). Casting a New Light on Podcasting. Literacy Daily.
[Online Serial], available from https://www.literacyworldwide.org/blog/literacy-daily/2017/04/14/casting-a-new-light-on-podcasting.
Davis, M. J. (2016). Enhancing Literacy Instruction Through Infographics. Literacy Daily.
[Online Serial], available from https://www.literacyworldwide.org/blog/literacy-daily/2015/12/11/enhancing-literacy-instruction-through-infographics
CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS AND PRESENTATIONS
Davis, M.J. (2011). Panelist for Blended Learning Conference. Highlander Institute, Providence, RI.
Davis, M.J. & Lampela, J. (2015). Augmented Reality in Education. Presentation in Finland.
Davis, M.J. (2015). Digital Literacy for New Teachers. Presentation at Pre-Service Conference of the Rhode Island ASCD. Johnston, RI
Davis, M.J. (2014). Apple Apps for ELL Learners in a One-to-One iPad Classroom. Presentation for English Learners Program at Pawtucket School Department. Pawtucket, RI
Davis, M.J.. (2014). Social Media for Professional Development. Presentation at National Education Association of Rhode Island, Warwick, RI.
Augmented Reality. Innovation for Learning Conference Rhode Island Department of Education
Davis, M.J. (2015) Technology in Literacy Education. International Literacy Association: St. Louis, MO
Davis, M.J. & Scala, K. (2014). Screen Reading as a Concern of Literacy Education. Presentation at New England Research Association. Connecticut
Seitsinger, A.M., Davis, M.J., Grattan, A., & Scala, K. (2014). Evaluating the Effectiveness of Public School Educator Professional Development. Poster Presentation at University of Rhode Island Graduate School.
2013 Summer Institute in Digital Learning
2013 National Education Association of Rhode Island. Social Networking for Collaboration.
2007 National Technology for Reading and Learning Diversity Conference. San Francisco, CA
2012 Data-Driven Instruction, Learning First Alliance: Boston, MA.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND SERVICE
2017-present Board Member of the Providence Chapter of PFLAG
2016-present Leadership Advisory for the University of Rhode Island Summer Institute in Digital Literacy
2015-present Researcher for University of Rhode Island: Media Education Lab.
Davis, M. J. (February 2016-May 2016). Youth Development Advertising. Rhode Island College: Providence, RI.
Davis, M. J. (February 2017-July 2017). Registrant App Production. University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI.
GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS
2003-2004 Clinician, Martha Gesling Weber Reading Center, College of Education and Human Services, Bowling Green State University.
2017-2018 Barrington Public Schools, District Technology Plan.
2007-2009 Barrington Public Schools, District Literacy Plan.
2011-2012 Barrington High School, Response to Intervention Program.
2017-Present Computer Technology Teacher
Barrington Middle School, Barrington, RI
2004-2017 High School Reading Specialist
Barrington High School, Barrington, RI
2011-2012 Intervention Coordinator
Barrington High School, Barrington, RI
2007-2011 District Literacy Coordinator
Barrington Public School, Barrington, RI
American Educational Research Association
International Literacy Association
International Society of Technology in Education
National Association of Media Literacy Education
National Education Association