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Tobi Thompson

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Dr Tobi Thompson

thompsto@nsuok.edu

  • Assoc Prof/Dir Cappi Wadley Ct
    Curriculum and Instruction

Office Location

  • Tahlequah
    Bagley Hall 229
    (918) 444-3710

Bio

Tobi S. Thompson, Ph.D., alumnae of NSU, and certified dyslexia therapist, joined the faculty of NSU in 2010. She serves as the director of the Cappi Wadley Reading and Technology Center on the Tahlequah campus and the Dr. Susan E. Brackett Endowed Chair of Reading. In addition, she teaches courses in reading/literacy and provides professional development in literacy education to area schools.

Education:

  • OtherCertificate Program,Certified Dyslexia Therapist,Anitoch Midwest University,,2017
  • Ph D,Education,Oklahoma State University,,2007
  • MS,College Teaching,Northeastern State University,,1999
  • BA,English Education,Northeastern State University,,1995
Her research interests include dyslexia, graphic novels to increase student motivation to read, improving teacher effectiveness, and rural education. Dr. Thompson is passionate about making education accessible and relevant to all children and their families
Dr. Thompson's teaching interests include helping teachers better teach reading to all students, especially those who struggle, as well as increasing student motivation. Dr. Thompson enjoys coaching teachers in best practices.

Performances:

  • April 2016 - April 2016, Other, RACE (Louisville, KY)
    RACE

Presentations:

  • Comprehension Needs of Struggling Readers - TOSS - NSU - June 2015
  • Comic Relief: How Graphic Novels Can Increase Motivation to Read - Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers - Myrtle Beach, SC - November 2016
  • Dyslexia 102 (elementary) - T.O.S.S. - Tahlequah, OK - June 2017
  • Dyslexia and Struggling Readers - Maryetta Summer Institute - Stilwell, OK - August 2019
  • Go International! - KDP Convocation 2015 - Orlando, FL - October 2015
  • Physical Activity and Reading Achievement - ALER - St. Petersburg - November 2017
  • Preparing Effective Literacy Educators Through Professional Development - International Conference on Higher Education Advances - Valencia, Spain - June 2018
  • Promoting a Growth Mindset Among Teachers Through Community-Based Partnerships: Professional Development and Other Help for Rural School Teachers - Critical Questions in Education - Seattle, WA - February 2020
  • The Effects of High-Intensity Physical Activity on Preadolescents' Reading Achievement - SHAPE America National Convention & Expo - Nashville, TN - March 2018
  • What is dyslexia? How misperceptions of dyslexia influence the teaching and remediation of reading disorders - International Dyslexia Association Annual Conference - Colorado - November 2020

Courses Taught:

  • DYSLEXIA & STRUGGLING READERS - READ 4213 - Fall 2020
  • HONORS RESEARCH II - ELED 3402 - Fall 2020
  • HONORS RESEARCH I - ELED 3401 - Spring 2020
  • SPECIAL TOPICS - ELED 4813 - Spring 2020
  • INNOVATIVE APPR TO READING - READ 5463 - Fall 2019
  • SPECIAL TOPICS - ELED 4813 - Fall 2019
  • CONTEMPORARY LITERACY RESEARCH - READ 5563 - Summer 2018
  • INTRO TO READING & WRIT ASSESS - READ 4063 - Spring 2018
  • INTER/MD SCH/HGH SCH READ INST - READ 5223 - Spring 2018
  • HONORS RESEARCH IV - ELED 4401 - Spring 2018
  • CONTEMPORARY LITERACY RESEARCH - READ 5563 - Fall 2017
  • CONTENT LITERACY K-8 - READ 4013 - Fall 2017
  • HONORS RESEARCH III - ELED 4402 - Fall 2017
  • INTER/MD SCH/HGH SCH READ INST - READ 5223 - Fall 2017
  • INTRO TO READING & WRIT ASSESS - READ 4063 - Fall 2017
  • PRACTICUM IN LITERACY - READ 5543 - Fall 2017