Programs for K-12

A lifelong learner and educator, Capitola “Cappi” Wadley taught her students that anything is possible if they worked hard, studied and applied their intellect. That attitude dominated her life and was the driving force behind the creation of the Capitola “Cappi” Wadley Reading & Technology Center at Northeastern State University, where young students can overcome reading deficiencies and educators can become better prepared to help them

Candidates in Northeastern State's education programs provide tutorial assistance to students in Second semester, 1st grade through 12th grade in this nearly 7,800 square-foot facility. Teacher candidates enrolled in READ 4013 and READ 4063 work one on one with elementary students. Candidates learn appropriate assessment techniques, administer those assessments, and create lessons and activities to strengthen student weaknesses and sharpen student strengths. Candidates teach students effective reading strategies and how to adapt those strategies to specific content areas. Each lesson taught focuses on the Five Non-Negotiables: phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary. Graduate students have the ability to do the same with students in grades Second semester, 1st grade - 12th. This facility, made possible by a milestone donation from Gregg Wadley and his wife Dr. Betsy Brackett, honors Wadley’s mother, Capitola “Cappi” Wadley who was a librarian at NSU and a public school teacher. Here, candidates gain practical experience working in the clinic under the supervision of Northeastern State faculty, while students from Tahlequah and surrounding communities enrolled at the clinic receive additional instruction in reading and literacy skills.

In addition to our in-depth tutoring services, the Cappi Wadley Reading Center also offers computer assisted learning to community learners and NSU students through the Center for Study of Literacy, an ever growing library of books and audiobooks, and language development through the use of Duolingo software.

For more information, contact Dr. Tobi Thompson at (918) 444-3749 or thompsto@nsuok.edu.

Candidates in Northeastern State's education programs provide tutorial assistance to students in Second semester, 1st grade through 12th grade in this 5,600-square-foot facility. Candidates gain practical experience working in the reading center under the supervision of NSU's reading faculty while students from Broken Arrow and surrounding communities enrolled at the center receive additional instruction in reading and literacy skills. In addition to face-to-face tutoring, the Broken Arrow Reading Center offers computer-based instruction to struggling readers in the community including those attending public, private, and online schools as well as children being homeschooled.

All students are assessed in phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, spelling, and reading comprehension prior to beginning instruction. Based on assessment results, a customized reading plan is developed for each child. Weekly sessions last for one hour and include a variety of instructional activities and access to a digital library..

For more information, contact Dr. Ingrid Massey at (918) 449-6587 or masseyi@nsuok.edu.