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Talking with Nicole Mirra at Teachers College – 4/23

Nicole Mirra and I are talking civic literacies [checks watch] tomorrow! If you’re in NY, come say hello!  

“What’s it all for?”: #AERA19 Schedule and Resources

Like much of the rest of the educational research world, I’m in Toronto for the next few days for the annual AERA meeting. I’m sharing my presentation schedule below as well as some resources related to the address I’m giving on Saturday as the recipient of the Jan Hawkins Award. If you’re in town, please […]

Two Talks This Week: Los Angeles & Stanford (and Free Books!)

If you happen to be in Los Angeles on Wednesday (January 30th), I’ll be speaking as part of the USC Scholars of Color Research Lecture Series. I am planning on sharing preliminary findings from the Letters to the Next President research I’ve been doing alongside Amber Levinson and Emma Gargroetzi. Here’s a poster that confirms […]

 Announcing Theory Into Practice Special Issue on Multiliteracies

I am thrilled to share a recently published special issue of Theory Into Practice focusing on Twenty Years of Multiliteracies: Moving from Theory to Social Change in Literacies and Beyond. As a project that my co-editor Robyn Seglem and I started in 2016–twenty years since The New London Group’s seminal publication—this issue brings together leaders […]

Announcing Good Reception!

I am thrilled to announce the release of my newest book, Good Reception: Teens, Teachers, and Mobile Media in a Los Angeles High School. Published by MIT Press, this book synthesizes nearly a decade of research that began in my classroom as a teacher in Los Angeles and continues through various work today. Here’s a description […]

WHO’s Calling the Media Literacy Shots? (Thoughts on the New Dr.)

As an admittedly non-Dr. Who fan, I had some thoughts about the new doctor and classroom implications:   There are important media literacy lessons that teachers should be looking at regarding nerd culture and mass media… #schmiteracies https://t.co/VtFKxvrMZd — Antero Garcia (@anterobot) July 16, 2017 . Yeah, it’s not shocking that dudes on the internet […]

#Literacies #Schmiteracies: An Invitation to Help Sustain Professional Teaching Practices

This upcoming Monday kicks off the first class I’ll be teaching for STEP: ED289 – The Centrality of Literacies in Learning and Teaching. This class is a two-week mad dash through all things literacies for secondary teacher education students. Recognizing the limitations of the course in terms of time and energy (students take the class […]

Come to SLAM School

I am co-launching SLAM School alongside current SLAM leaders Robyn Seglem and Nicole Mirra. Starting next week, we’re hosting bi-weekly online classes that offer specific strategies for teaching and participating in a fight for U.S. democracy. We’re inspired by the international activism we have been a part of and hope to help teachers leverage the specific skills […]

Beyond “Dead Channels”: Technology in Education Conference and Expo Keynote

If you happen to be in Western Massachusetts, I am giving the keynote at the Technology in Education Conference and Expo tomorrow, January 14th. With this year’s conference theme focused on Connected Learning, I am looking forward to engaging in conversations about the role of educators in shaping the contexts of connected learning in schools. […]

New Book Announcement! – Doing Youth Participatory Action Research: Transforming Inquiry with Researchers, Educators, and Students

Last month saw the release of my most recent book, Doing Youth Participatory Action Research: Transforming Inquiry with Researchers, Educators, and Students. Co-authored by Nicole Mirra and Ernest Morrell, this is a book that details our work with the UCLA Council of Youth Research and the role of YPAR as a critical methodology. The book […]