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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 […]

Call for Papers: The Intersections of Learning, Technology, & Politics in a Climate of Fear, Oppression, and Nationalism

I am co-editing an upcoming special issue of Learning, Media and Technology alongside Thomas M. Philip with the theme noted above. The full CFP can be found here and I am also pasting the details below. Abstracts are due in a bit over a month and I an hoping that many of you reading this might consider how your […]

“If you weren’t reading this book it would still exist”: Alternate Reality in an Era of Alternative Facts

I am thrilled to announce the release of the recent edited volume, Alternate Reality Games and the Cusp of Digital Gameplay, as part of Bloomsbury’s Approaches to Digital Game Studies series. The book, co-edited with Greg Niemeyer examines foundational tropes in ARGs, pushes towards new conceptions within the genre, and challenges how “digital” game studies reconcile with […]

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 […]

Our Teaching Mandate

The election hasn’t been officially called, but I’m embedding a series of tweets that will stand regardless of any hail-mary shifts in the coming hours. Teachers will lead a lot of difficult discussions in months ahead AND will also need to organize around completely uncertain ed policies. — Antero Garcia (@anterobot) November 9, 2016 Other […]

Addressing “I don’t even wait” in Classrooms

After three days of circulating of Trump’s boasts of sexual assault, pundits weighing in, Facebook friends repudiating or uplifting the comments, and online memes and talk shows making light of an atrocity, kids across the country return to school today. Students have literally heard the phrase “grab them by the pussy” normalized in the news […]

“In a city of the future it is difficult to concentrate”: An Overdue Update

Don’t bury the lede: In January I am joining the Stanford Graduate School of Education as an assistant professor. I am looking forward to working with amazing colleagues there and will be sharing more about what my work looks like as I get up to speed in the coming months. Ally and I are in the […]

San Diego Comic Con and the (FREE!) Comics Conference for Educators and Librarians

If you’ll be in downtown San Diego next week – either for Comic-Con or because you like streets congested with nerds – consider spending some time at the San Diego Public Library. In collaboration with Comic-Con International, the downtown branch of the library is hosting the first Comics Conference for Educators and Librarians. And while […]