Dr. Cristin Jensen Lasser is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she specialized in Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity.  Prior to attending graduate school, she worked in schools (Pre-K-12) both internationally and nationally for seven years as a lead teacher, bilingual aide, and substitute.  As a graduate student, Dr. Lasser worked as a research assistant for five years on the CSR-CO Project specializing in instructional coaching with science and social studies teachers in culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) middle school classrooms using Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR) in both English and Spanish.  Her research interests include the examination of promising instructional practices for CLD learners in both online and face-to-face classrooms, action research practices and processes for both pre-service and practicing teachers, and professional development opportunities for teachers of CLD learners. She is concerned with the educational implications of mainstream US society’s understanding and treatment of CLD students and how this impacts their social and academic development.  Currently, Dr. Lasser is an Assistant Professor in the Master of Arts in Education program and affiliate faculty for the Master of Development Practice program. She teaches courses in literacy, linguistics, instruction and assessment for CLD learners, and education for sustainability.

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