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Frank Beickelman

Literacy, Curriculum Design, Instructional Best Practices, and Assessment Specialist

Frank Beickelman has an extensive background in education, having been in the field for the last twenty-five years. He first served as a secondary English teacher in Central Ohio. For the last thirteen years, Frank has worked at The Ohio State University's Department of Teaching and Learning, where he currently leads both the undergrad and graduate licensure programs for English Language Arts and Social Studies.

In addition to teaching courses at OSU in content area reading, young adult literature, and field-based English methods, Frank also co-authored the State of Ohio's Institute for Reading Instruction (SIRI) for adolescents and has served as a SIRI lead instructor and state trainer throughout the state. He is also involved with several of the Ohio Department of Education's programs, including Resident Educator; Teacher Evaluation System; Response to Intervention; and PARCC/AIR testing.

Frank travels the nation working with school districts in the areas of content literacy, curriculum mapping, assessment literacy, formative assessment, testing preparation, and instructional best practices. He has also presented at numerous national and regional conferences, including NCTE; OCEA; NHA; and AERA.

Frank is a big Ohio State Buckeye fan, and enjoys watching them play just about any sport. He also loves spending time with his five brothers and sisters and six wonderful nieces and nephews.


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