Jocelyn Washburn, PhD
- Director of Professional Development
- Assistant Research Professor
1122 West Campus Road
Lawrence, KS 66045
Jocelyn Washburn, Ph.D., is the Director of Professional Development for the Strategic Instruction Model (SIM™) Professional Developers Network and a Senior Research Associate for the Center for Research on Learning. Her leadership to the SIM Network includes sharing advancements in SIM Interventions, delivering high-quality professional learning and coaching, directly supporting regional and national update conferences. She provides support and leadership in research proposal conceptualization, the development of research partnerships internal and external to KU, and the implementation of research methodology. Dr. Washburn is Co-PI on an Office of Special Education Programs-funded project to develop and test an online professional development system called APLM Online for WRITE, a technology-enhanced writing tool developed for educators to better understand and then apply effective technology-based solutions aligned within evidence-based writing interventions. Additionally, she co-develops and delivers professional learning and coaching with a focus on adolescent literacy and provides technical assistance to and facilitates professional learning for schools, districts, regions, and state-wide literacy leadership teams.
In her previous roles, she has provided instructional coaching and technical assistance to teachers and administrators implementing evidence-based and inclusive practices. She has worked with students with and without disabilities at the secondary level for more than 20 years. She has served as a literacy coordinator, instructional coach, and special education teacher. In these leadership roles, Dr. Washburn’s work has focused on systems change, instructional delivery, and adolescent literacy.
Magna Cum Laude
- Partnership Approach to Coaching and Teaching
- Strategic, Explicit Instruction
- Blended, Personalized Professional Learning
- Writing Instruction
- Adolescent and Disciplinary Literacy
- Intensive Intervention
- High Leverage Practices
Selected Publications —
Washburn, J. & Myers, S. (Under Review). Adolescents’ perspectives about their connective and digital literacies skills.
Bulgren, J., Minarik, D., & Washburn, J.(In Press). Engaging in higher order thinking and reasoning through primary source document analysis. In S. Waring (Ed.), The Educator’s Handbook for Teaching with Primary Sources. Teachers College Press.
Washburn, J. (2023). Monitoring reading component skills during a word level intervention for adolescents with limited reading proficiency. Learning Disabilities Research and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1111/ldrp.12308
Billingsley, B. & Washburn, J. (2023). Section editor for High Leverage Practices for Intensive Interventions. Routledge.
Washburn, J. & Billingsley, B. (2023). Organize and facilitate effective meetings with professionals and families. In High Leverage Practices for Intensive Interventions. Routledge.
Weiss, M., Washburn, J., Friend, M., & Barron, T. (2023). Collaborate with colleagues to increase student success. In High Leverage Practices for Intensive Interventions. Routledge.
Myers, S. & Washburn, J. (2022). Increasing teacher access to instructional coaching through virtual tools: Advantageous before, during, and after the pandemic. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 30(3), 377–405. https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/221476/
Washburn, J. (2022). Reviewing evidence on the relations between oral reading fluency and reading comprehension for adolescents. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 55(1), 22–42. https://doi.org/10.1177/00222194211045122
Berkeley, S., Hock, M. & Washburn, J.(2022). Single case experimental design for evaluating basic reading interventions for students with learning disabilities: An Illustrative case. Learning Disabilities Quarterly, 46(1), 6–16. https://doi.org/10.1177/07319487221087452
Washburn, J. & Billingsley, B. (2022). Leading effective meetings with professionals and families. In High Leverage Practices in Inclusive Classrooms (2nd Ed). Routledge.
Brasseur-Hock, I.F., Miller, W.H., Washburn, J., Chroust, A.J., & Hock, M. F. (2021). The Effects of a comprehensive and supplemental middle school reading program. International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities. 5(1), 25–41.https://doi.org/10.28987/ijrld.5.1.25
Selected Presentations —
Washburn, J.,Myers, S., Rowland, A., & Smith, S. (2022, October 20). An Online, Adaptive Professional Learning Model to Support Writing Instruction. [Conference session]. Council for Learning Disabilities Conference. Richmond, VA.
Washburn, J. (2022, July 15). Win-Win! How Using Research Evidence in Teaching Catapults Professional and Student Growth. [Keynote]. VDOE’s Real Co-Teachers of Virginia Summer Academy. Richmond, VA.
Washburn, J. (2022, June 15). KUCRL’s Adaptive Professional Learning Model. [Conference session]. Upper Midwest SIM Update Conference, St. Cloud, MN.
Washburn, J. (2022, February 24). Installing the Strategic Instruction Model in Your School. [Webinar]. Alpha to Omega Schools in India and Singapore.
Washburn, J., & McCaleb, D. (2022, February 3). Science of Reading and SIM: What Do We Need to Know? [Conference session]. Florida SIM Update Conference, Virtual.
Washburn, J., Berkeley, S., & Hock, M. (2021, October 15). Using Single Case Experimental Design to Evaluate Basic Reading Interventions. [Poster session]. Council for Learning Disabilities Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
Washburn, J., & Myers, S. (2021, October 15). A Virtual Community of Practice to Support Virtual Coaching with SIM Interventions. [Poster session]. Council for Learning Disabilities Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
Washburn, J. & Tralli, R. (2021, October 7). Accelerate Learning with the SMARTER Instructional Cycle. [Teacher Webinar]. Marburn Con, Virtual.
Washburn, J. & Tralli, R. (2021, October 7). LeadingAccelerated Learning with the SMARTER Instructional Cycle. [Administrator Webinar]. Marburn Con, Virtual.
Brasseur-Hock, I., & Washburn, J. (2021, March 10). Evidence-Based Practices for Adolescents with Learning Challenges. [Webinar]. Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of College and Career Readiness.
Lancaster, P. & Washburn, J. (2020, October 28). The Intersection of SIM and High-Leverage Practices. [Conference session]. Northeast SIM Update Virtual Conference, Virtual.
Washburn, J., McCaleb, D., & Stewart, L. (2020, October 28). Science of Reading and SIM. [Conference session]. Northeast SIM Update Virtual Conference, Virtual.
Washburn, J. (2020, September 11). SIM in Inclusive Classrooms. [Webinar]. Alpha to Omega Schools in India and Singapore.
Deshler, D. & Washburn, J. (2020, February 5). Evidence-based Practices to Practice-based Evidence: An Important Change in Focus. [Keynote]. Florida SIM Update Conference, Orlando, FL.
Brownell, M. & Washburn, J. (2019, October 25). High-Leverage Practices in Special Education: A Professional Development Guide for School Leaders. [Conference session.] National Association for State Directors of Special Education and Council for Administrators of Special Education Joint Conference, Louisville, KY.
Hock, M., Brasseur-Hock, I., Washburn, J., & Myers, S. (2019, October 5). Supporting Adolescent Reading: Effective Reading Programs, Student Self-Perception, and Instructional Coaching. [Panel session.] Council for Learning Disabilities Conference, San Antonio, TX.