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Invitation: The 2021 Speculative Education Colloquium

The second annual Speculative Education Colloquium is happening on April 3rd from 1-3:30 ET. Free registration for the event is here. We are absolutely thrilled that this year’s keynote is Dr. Marcelle Haddix. The title of her presentation is: “Are You Ready for Black Future Month? On Education, Possible Futures, and the Black Imagination.” In […]

Call for Chapters: Literacies in the Platform Society – Histories, Pedagogies, Possibilities

Phil Nichols and I are seeking chapter proposals for a volume we are in the midst of proposing focused on the possibilities of literacies in relation to platform technologies. This is related to our recent article in Phi Delta Kappan. The full call for chapters is below and abstracts are due April 15, 2021. Please […]

Reimagining Schooling Colloquium: March 1st, 2021

I’m thrilled to join this panel of amazing scholars on Monday. The Reimagining Schooling colloquium is free and you can register here. Sharing gratitude to the C&I folks at Madison for this opportunity and the work they’ve done with this initiative.

Some recent media links: Civics and D&D

Nicole Mirra and I wrote an oped last month reflecting on the inauguration, insurrection, and the pathways for civic education. Somewhat related, we gave a talk at UC Davis titled “I Hesitate But I Do Have Hope: Speculative Civic Literacies for Troubled Times.” The presentation and the links we mentioned are all available here. I’ve […]

Coffee Spoons 2020: What I Worked on This Year and Why

It’s a strange feeling to account for my time in a year that was anything but ordinary. Like everyone, this was a disruptive year and that fact is not represented by my scholarly output this year. Academic work takes a lot of time and so my 2020 appears to be business as normal when all […]

Featured Presentations from the Speculative Education Colloquium

We are thrilled to share the following videos from the Speculative Education Colloquium. As additional videos are put online, we will be uploading them here. Below are the amazing presentations from Drs. Shirin Vossoughi & Angela Booker and Dr. Jonathan Rosa. These videos cut off abruptly at the end of the presentation as we chose […]

Make Your Own Gathering: Lessons Learned from Co-Organizing the #SpeculativeEd Colloquium

The Speculative Education Colloquium took place last week. Across two days of breakouts, featured speakers, and engaged online dialogue we expected a couple dozen people to join us for this event. We had several hundred sign up instead. In terms of our original hope of furthering a space for imagining critical pathways forward in education […]

Free Access to Good Reception

Related to what I wrote on this post, my book, Good Reception: Teens, Teachers, and Mobile Media in a Los Angeles High School can be read (and I think downloaded) for free here for the foreseeable future. The book is a part of a larger collection of titles that MIT Press has made accessible as a […]

Paying the Piper: It’s Time for your #rogueAERA Scholarship

Here’s the quick and dirty invitation: if you are adding a line to your CV about work accepted at this year’s cancelled AERA (or other academic conference), consider making an accessible—perhaps even multimodal—representation of your work to disseminate to the general public. Last month, Nicole Mirra and I offered an invitation for folks to share […]

The Pencils Are Sharp Enough: Moving Past the Hows of Teaching in an Era of Coronavirus

As part of preparing for the new quarter that starts this week, I’ve received several memos from my university with a couple of specific asks: Have a plan in place for how the class will continue in the event that I get sick. Communicate such a plan to my students at the beginning of the […]