Stretching Toward Multimodality: The Evolution and Development of a Teacher Educator

  • Kelli Jo Kerry-MoranEmail author
Part of the Educating the Young Child book series (EDYC, volume 12)


Changes in classrooms begin with changes in teachers. Infusing multimodal conceptions of literacy into the early childhood classroom depends upon developing teachers who understand, value, and can nurture multimodal ways of making meaning in young children, but teacher development is the purview of teacher education. This chapter explores the role teacher educators play in preparing preservice teachers to create classrooms that support multimodal literacy development. It describes the decade-long evolution of a teacher educator striving to promote multimodal literacy in preservice and in-service teachers, including barriers teacher educators face and approaches to overcoming these challenges.


Teacher education Multimodal Multiliteracies Meaning making Reflection Preservice teachers In-service teachers Arts integration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indiana University of PennsylvaniaIndianaUSA

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