Faculty and Staff
Batten Associate Professor of Education
Hilve Firek has over 20 years of experience in secondary education, educational publishing, and higher education. Firek's research interests include the uses of technology in the teaching/learning process; best practices in the teaching of language, composition, and literature; and the professional development of teachers.
Firek, H. (Winter 2012). How technology is changing the reading and thinking practices of our students: Implications for the English classroom. Virginia English Bulletin.
Firek, H. (Fall 2011). Technology and the reading habits of our students: Implications for the English classroom. Wisconsin English Journal.
Firek, H. (Winter/Spring 2009). We’re all in this together: E-mentoring and student teachers. Statement: The Journal of the Colorado Language Arts Society. (Reprinted with permission from ELQ, October 2004).
Firek, H. (May/June 2006). Creative writing in the social studies classroom: Promoting literacy and content learning. Social Education.
Firek, H. (Spring 2006). Using technology to win the hearts and minds of our students. Illinois English Bulletin.
Cheney, M. and Firek, H. (2005, January). Read and Understand Poetry, Grades 2-3. Evan-Moor.
Firek, H. (2004, October). We’re all in this together: E-mentoring and student teachers. English Leadership Quarterly.
Cheney, M. and Firek, H. (2004). Basic Phonics Skills, Level D. Evan-Moor.
Firek, H. (2003). Ten easy ways to use technology in the English classroom. Heinemann.
Firek, H. (2003, April). One order of ed tech coming up…. You want fries with that? Phi Delta Kappan.
Firek, H. (2002, Fall). Technology and the English teacher: Friend or foe? WILLA.
Cheney, M. and Firek, H. (2002) Readers’ Theater, Grade 4. Evan-Moor.
Gretes, J.A., Firek, H., and Nason, P. (1997) Undergraduate teacher education student perceptions of computer competence as a predictor of actual performance. In ICTE Inc. Proceedings of the 1997 14th Annual International Conference on Technology and Education, Oslo, Norway, (Vol II, pp. 532–534).
Firek, H. (1997). Technology in the language arts classroom. Elements of Writing, Annotated Teacher’s Editions. Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
Firek, H. (1997, Winter). By fifth bell, there were no Nazis. Inquiry in Social Studies: Curriculum, Research, and Instruction.
Purcell, S. and Firek, H. (1995, Spring). The Internet and the English teacher: A match made in cyber-heaven. Virginia English Bulletin.
Firek, H., Morgan, R. and Wolfe, D. (1995, Spring). The viewer, the video, and the poem. Arizona English Bulletin.
Honors students from Nansemond-Suffolk Academy study microscopy at VWC on Oct. 29
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The School and Society;The School and Society;Issues in Education;TU:Classrm Mgmt & Tchng Strat;TU: The School and Society;Observation in Schl Settings;HNRS: The School and Society
Middle & Secondary Practicum;Middle & Sec Tching Methods;The School and Society