Irma Brasseur-Hock

Irma Brasseur-Hock

Dr. Irma Brasseur-Hock is a Teaching Professor for the University of Kansas Special Education Department Online High Incidence Master’s Program and an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. Dr. Brasseur-Hock earned her Ph.D. in Special Education at the University of Kansas. Her research interests include blending learning instructional technology, adolescent literacy, staff development, coaching, and instructional sustainability.

She has coordinated several federally funded research projects, including a study that designed and developed an online course for K-12 teachers entitled: Blended Instructional Design. The study was conducted in partnership with administrators, teachers, students and parents across the country. Together with her colleagues, she developed and validated the Fusion Reading Program curriculum, a reading program for struggling adolescent readers. She has also developed and implemented a flipped professional development model in which extensive online teacher supports are available to support face-to-face PD for a complex two-year reading program. Dr. Brasseur-Hock has been a teaching professor for the University of Kansas Special Education Department for 13 years. She has extensive experience as a special education teacher and is highly regarded for her skills as a professional development specialist, particularly in the area of blended learning and adolescent literacy.

Conference Sessions:

Wednesday, July 12

1:00-2:00 pm

Successful Implementation Planning for the Fusion Reading Program 

Presenter: Brasseur-Hock

Thursday, July 13

8:30-11:30 am

The Power of Fusion Reading: Bridging the Science of Reading and Practical Implementation

Presenters: Brasseur-Hock, Hunt