- MCRR Co-Director
- College of Education and Human Development (CEHD)
- Curriculum and Instruction
- University of Minnesota
- Associate professor of literacy education
Lori Helman’s education career began with many years of elementary bilingual teaching. As MCRRCo-Director, her research focuses on early literacy development, emphasizing the educational needs and effective instruction of English language learners and how to best support struggling K-6 readers. Her goal is to develop teaching methods that enhance literacy with students who come from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
Most recently, Lori is examining the literacy behaviors that English learners bring from their first language—and how these behaviors influence their literacy learning. By comparing and contrasting the ways in which native speakers and second-language students learn, she hopes to gain a more extensive view of literacy development that includes both English-learning and English-only students. Lori holds a Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Articles by Lori Helman, Ph.D.
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