Carl A. Young, a former middle grades and high school English teacher, is associate professor of English education in the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences at North Carolina State University. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. At NC State, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in English methods, teaching composition, content area reading and writing, and new literacies and emerging technologies. He conducts research on new literacies, social media, eportfolios, and other technology applications in English education, as well as reading strategies. In addition, Dr. Young serves as the MSL Program Coordinator and the Literacy & English Language Arts Education Doctoral PAS Leader. He is the former editor for the English language arts section of Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, a member of the New Literacies Collaborative, and a co-founder of the New Literacies Teacher Leader Institute, an innovative professional development initiative for teachers. Selected publications have appeared in English Education, English Journal, Journal of Literacy Research, and Learning & Leading with Technology. Dr. Young is the co-editor of Research on Technology in English Education.
Dr. Young's research currently focuses on new literacies and related theories and practices that are motivated by emerging digital technologies (e.g., the status of technology integration in English education; the flipped ELA classroom; social media as a tool for enhancing ELA content knowledge; digital video as narrative text; and project-based inquiry & teacher education). Past research interests have included: the effects of professional development on middle school students' and teachers' application of literacy strategies; middle and high school students' and teachers' perceptions of effective writing response strategies; teaching English in rural and inner-city schools; making the transition from preservice to inservice English teacher; responding effectively to student writing; and integrating critical literacy, technology, and inquiry-based applications into the English language arts classroom.
Doctor of Philosophy in English Education from University of Virginia
Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary English Education from University of Virginia
Bachelor of Arts in English from University of Virginia
- Master: New Literacies and Global Learning
- Undergraduate: Middle Grades English Language Arts & Social Studies Education
Selected Scholarly Publications
- Moran, C., & Young, C. A. (In press). Five questions to consider before flipping. Phi Delta Kappan.
- Lee, J., Spires, H., Wiebe, E., Hollebrands, K., & Young, C. A. (2015, March). Portraits of one-to-one learning environments in a new learning ecology. International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, 10 (3), pp. 78-101. Status: Published.
- Moran, C., & Young, C. A. (2014). Active learning in the flipped English language arts classroom. In J. Keengwe, G. Onchwari, & J. Oigara (Eds.), Promoting Active Learning through the Flipped Classroom Model. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
- Young, C. A., & Kajder, S. (Eds). (2013). Research on Technology in English Education (link is external). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.
- Young, C. A., & Kraut, N. (2013). Repurposing social networking tools for the classroom: An examination of Twitter’s potential for enhancing ELA content knowledge. In C. A. Young & S. Kajder (Eds.), Research on Technology in English Education (link is external). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.
- Spires, H., Wiebe, E., Young, C. A., Hollebrands, K., & Lee, J. K. (2012). Towards a new learning ecology: Professional development for teachers in 1:1 learning environments. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 12(2).
- Hicks, T., Young, C. A., Kajder, S., & Hunt, B. (2012). Same as it ever was: Enacting the promise of teaching, writing, and new media. English Journal, 101(3), 68-74.
- Young, C. A. (2011). Teaching S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. In J. Milner’s and C. Pope’s Engaging American Novels: Lessons for the Classroom. Urbana, IL: NCTE.
- Hofer, M., Harris, J., Blanchard, M.R., Grandgenett, N., Schmidt, D., van Olphen, M., and Young, C. A. (2010). “Grounded” technology integration: Instructional planning using curriculum‐based activity types taxonomies. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 18(4), 573-605.
- Young, C. A., Long, S., & Myers, J. (2010). Enhancing English language arts education with digital video. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 10(1), 7-19.
- Kajder, S., & Young, C. A. (2010). Digital video in English language arts education. In G. Bull & L. Bell (Eds.), Teaching with Digital Video. Washington, DC: International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).
- Lee, J. K., & Young, C. A. (2010). Building wikis and blogs: Pre-service teacher experiences with web-based collaborative technologies in an interdisciplinary methods course. THEN: The Journal About Technology, Humanities, Education and Narrative. Retrieved from: https://thenjournal.org/feature/287/ (link is external) .
- Young, C. A. (2009). The MAED English education electronic portfolio experience: What pre-service English teachers have to teach us about ep’s and reflection. In D. Cambridge, B. Cambridge, & K. B. Yancey (Eds.), Electronic Portfolios 2.0. Washington, DC: Stylus Publishing.
- Young, C. A., Hicks, T., and Kajder, S. (2008). Framing the research on technology and student learning in English education during an era of changing literacy practices. In L. Bell, A. Thompson, & L. Schrum (Eds.), Framing research on technology and student learning in the content areas: Implications for teacher educators. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers.
- Bull, G., Thompson, A., Searson, M., Garofalo, J., Park, J., Young, C., & Lee, J (2008). Connecting informal and formal learning: Experiences in the age of participatory media. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 8(2). Retrieved September 24, 2008 from, https://www.citejournal.org/vol8/iss2/editorial/article1.cfm
- ECI 509 / 528 MAT Middle and Secondary Methods for Teaching the English Language Arts
- ECI 520 Teaching Composition
- ECI 430 Methods and Materials for Teaching Middle Grades English Language Arts
- ECI 445 MSL Senior Seminar: New Literacies, Emerging Technologies, & Electronic Portfolios
- ECI 454 / 464 MSL Student Teaching Internship and Senior Seminar
- ECI 306 Middle Grades Reading