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Sarah Levine

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Sarah Levine

Assistant Professor

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Assistant: Emily Farrell

Office: CERAS 534


My research focuses on the teaching and learning of literary interpretation and writing in under-resourced urban high schools, with an emphasis on the links between in- and out-of-school interpretive practices. I am also interested in ways that AI and digital media (for example, natural language processing models like ChatGPT; visual representations of text like word clouds; and radio production) can be used as frameworks for teaching reading and writing to middle and high school students. Before pursuing an academic career, I taught secondary English at a Chicago public school for ten years. While there, I founded and ran a youth radio program that used digital audio production as a tool to help make writing and analysis relevant and real-world for students, and to build bridges between in- and out-of-school worlds.

Other Titles

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education

Program Affiliations

CTE: Literacy, Language, and English Education
Learning Sciences and Technology Design (LSTD)
Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE)

Research Interests

Curriculum and Instruction | History of Education | Literacy and Language | Secondary Education | Teachers and Teaching | Technology and Education

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Recent Publications

Mah, C., Walker, H., Phalen, L., Levine, S., Beck, S. W., & Pittman, J. (2024). Beyond CheatBots: Examining Tensions in Teachers' and Students' Perceptions of Cheating and Learning with ChatGPT. EDUCATION SCIENCES, 14(5).

Beck, S. W., & Levine, S. R. (2023). Backtalk: ChatGPT: A powerful technology tool for writing instruction. PHI DELTA KAPPAN, 105(1), 66–67.

Trepper, K., Levine, S., Lomeli, K., & Garcia, A. (2023). One text, two worlds, third space: Design principles for bridging the two-worlds divide in teacher education. TEACHING AND TEACHER EDUCATION, 129.

Sarah Levine in the News & Media

Assistant Professor Sarah Levine considers a selection of essays to determine whether each had been written by ChatGPT or a human student.
December 26, 2022
Assistant Professor Sarah Levine talks about how standardized testing affects students’ experience of reading literature.
September 4, 2020
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