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Tina Howlett

Tina Howlett

Assistant Professor of TESOL

College of Education and Health Professions

(CIED)-Curriculum & Instruction

Phone: 479-575-7517

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Kristina (Tina) M. Howett is an Assistant Professor of TESOL (Teaching English for Speakers of  Other Languages) in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Arkansas, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in TESOL education. She is Past President of ARKTESOL (Arkansas Teachers of English for Speakers of Other Languages) and currently serves as the Scholarship/Awards Chair. Her professional experience includes serving on the Arkansas Department of Education English Language Proficiency Frameworks, Range Finding, and Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives Committees. She is coordinating and researching the Arkansas Biliteracy Award, a partnership with ARKTESOL and AFLTA (Arkansas Foreign Language Teachers Association) to recogonize high school students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages. She is the recipient and coordinator of numerous grant-funded programs serving ELLs of all ages. As the founding member and chair of the HEMEY (Higher Education for Migrant ESOL Youth) Scholarship Committee, Dr. Howlett helped raise $50,000.00 for college tuition scholarships for language minority students. She serves as Treasurer of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Iota Chapter, an organization of key women educators. Prior to her teaching career, she gained leadership experience as an international tour director in Indonesia, Israel, Mexico, Morocco, and Tunisia. Dr. Howlett  presents regularly at state and national conferences, and she is fluent in Spanish, French, and Italian. Her research interests include multicultural education, social justice, community partnerships, teacher preparation and professional development, and service learning.

  • Second Language Methodologies
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Second Language Assessments
  • Social Justice and Multicultural Education
  • CIED 4403 Understanding Cultures in the Classroom
  • CIED 5933 Second Language Methodologies
  • CIED 5983 ESL Practicum
  • CIED 1013 Introduction to Education
  • Ph.D., University of Arkansas, Curriculum and Instruction, 2005
  • M.P.S., Manhattanville College, TESOL, 1993
  • B.A., The University of Connecticut, Italian, 1982

 

Book Chapters

Refereed Journal Publications

  • Howlett, K., Lincoln, F., & Bowles, F. (in press). Infusing multicultural literature into teacher education programs: Three instructional approaches. Multicultural Education.

Book Review

Dissertation

  • Howlett, K. M. (2005). The impact of an english as a second language professional development program on teacher practice (Order No. 3201505). Available from Dissertations & Theses @ University of Arkansas Fayetteville; ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (305027924). Retrieved from http://0-search.proquest.com.library.uark.edu/docview/305027924?accountid=8361 sertation

Presentations

Howlett, K. M. (2018, March). The Voices and Experiences of Biliterate Youth in Northwest Arkansas. Presentation at the TESOL 2018 International Convention & English Language Expo, Chicago, IL.

Davis, W. & Howlett, K. M. (2017, November). The Arkansas Biliteracy Award: First Year Successes, Findings, and the Future. Paper Presented at the Annual Arkansas TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Conference, Hot Springs, AR.

Howett, K.M. & Davis, W. (2017, October). Developing Bilinguistic Cultural Capital: Voices of Biliterate Young Adults. Presentation at the Annual Southeast TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Conference, Birmingham, AL.

Howlett, K. M. & Bowles, F. (2017, August). Infusing Multicultural Literature into Teacher Education Courses. Paper Presented at the Annual Conference for the Association of Teacher Educators. Pittsburgh, PA.

Howlett, K. M. & Lincoln, F. (2017, July). Formative Assessment for English Language Learners. Workshop presented at Bentonville High School, Bentonville, AR.

 

2016-Present

Assistant Professor of TESOL, University of Arkansas

2000-2016

ESOL/Migrant Curriculum Specialist, Rogers Public Schools, Rogers, AR

1996-2000

Lead ESOL Teacher, Elmwood Junior High and Greer Lingle Middle Schools, Rogers, AR

1995-1996

ESOL Teacher, Grades K-12, Easton Public Schools, Easton, PA

ESOL, GED, and Adult Education Teacher, Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA

 

2016

  • Finalist, Outstanding Faculty Member Nominee, University of Arkansas

2012

  • President Elect, ARKTESOL (Arkansas Teachers of English for Speakers of Other Languages)

2005

  • Outstanding Doctoral Student of the Year, University of Arkansas, College of Education and Health Professions

1999

  • Teacher of the Year, Greer Lingle Middle School, Rogers, AR

Grants

2017

  • Teaching Faculty and Support Center Grant: ESL Teacher Buddies

2016

  • Arkansas Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ARKESOL) Educator Grant: ESL Summer Camp

2015

  • Rogers Educational Foundation Grant: Girls with Goals Fun Fitness Program

2013

  • First Book Grant: Expanding ESL Classroom Libraries

2009

  • Association for Library Service to Children "Light the Way" Grant: Bilingual Teens as Teachers and Tutors

2007

  • Dollar General Youth Literacy Foundation Grant: Reading Counts

2005

  • MetLife Libraries for the Future: Great Expectations: Growing Up Hispanic in the U.S.A.

2000

  • Arkansas Humanities Council Grant: Our Community: Past, Present and Future