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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 […]

Find Me at #NCTE15 & #NWPAM15

Like many of you, I am headed this week to Minneapolis for NCTE’s Annual Conference and the National Writing Project’s Annual Meeting. If you’ll be in town, you can catch me at any of the following events:   Thursday:   I will be co-facilitating an NWP workshop related to Pose, Wobble, Flow with Cindy O’Donnell-Allen. This is […]

A Few Updates

I’ve been under-the-proverbial-gun writing to various deadlines these past two months and need to wipe the dust away from this blog soon. “Soon,” however, is not today! In the meantime, three recent-ish updates that may be of potential interest to you: 1. I will be giving a keynote talk at the Colorado Language Arts Conference […]

New Book Announcement! – Pose, Wobble, Flow: A Culturally Proactive Approach to Literacy Instruction

  I’m thrilled to share that my newest, co-authored book, Pose, Wobble, Flow: A Culturally Proactive Approach to Literacy Instruction is out next week from Teachers College Press! My brilliant co-author, Cindy O’Donnell-Allen, and I wrote Pose, Wobble, Flow as a book for current and pre-service teachers in English classrooms. Considering the feelings of burnout, frustration, and […]

Invite: June 13-14, 2015 – The Critical Design and Gaming School Game Jam

  If you will at all be in the LA area next weekend, I highly encourage you to come to the first C:/DAGS Game Jam. Directions, team-sign ups, and other information can be found here. Urgently educate and empower the teenagers of South Central Los Angeles to excel through college and become transformative leaders of […]

Invisibles: An Audiobook

I just finished listening to the audiobook of Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion by David Zweig. Recommended by Bud Hunt, I appreciated the delicate attention to unseen craftsmanship that entire industries are built upon. From Radiohead’s lead guitar tech to someone devoted to making way-finding in an airport an intuitive process […]

Don’t Miss Elyse Eidman-Aadahl tomorrow at CSU!

Tomorrow, April 7th will be the fourth event in the Literacies of Contemporary Civic Life series held at CSU. Joining us will be the National Writing Project Executive Director, Elyse Eidman-Aadahl. Elyse’s talk is titled “Education for Democracy in a Digital Age: A New Civic Agenda for Schools.” Elyse’s talk is from 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by a brief reception. Like […]

Don’t Miss Bud Hunt at CSU Tomorrow (3/31)!

Tomorrow, March 31st will be the third event in the Literacies of Contemporary Civic Life series held at CSU. Joining us will be CSU English Education alumnus and educational technology expert Bud Hunt. Bud’s talk is titled “Let’s Hack School: Learner Agency in a Time of New Technologies” and I can assure you it’s not […]