literacy colloquy

Literacy Colloquy: Dr. Janine Certo-In Years of Wine and Steel: A Poetic Inquiry

Italian Americans are only beginning to study their cultural heritage. Part presentation, part poetry reading, Janine Certo’s talk will focus on her ongoing project, “In Years of Wine and Steel,” in which she explores: 1) some experiences of second generation southern Italian immigrants living in western Pennsylvania, 2) her own experiences as a third generation… Read More »

Literacy Colloquy:Kathy G. Short- The Dangerous of Reading Globally

Global literature offers the potential of opening children’s and teachers’ minds to multiple ways of living in the world and to intercultural understanding. Asking readers to read outside their comfort zones, however, can instead hold danger and perpetuate stereotypes and misunderstandings. We can address these dangers through acting on our social responsibilities as bookmakers, readers,… Read More »

Literacy Colloquy:SoJungKim-Living together in a diverse world

Literacy Colloquy:SoJungKim-Living together in a diverse world

Despite the increasing emphasis in multicultural/bilingual education and critical literacy pedagogies, little is still known about how literacy teachers can open discussions about race and gender with young children, especially in bilingual classrooms. This presentation will describe the possibilities and challenges of early critical literacy as a space where young children examine children’s literature critically… Read More »

Literacy Colloquy: Shireen Al-Adeimi-Are you persuaded? How student talk is related to persuasive writing in an eighth-grade classroom

Dialogic discourse emphasizes making meaning through discussion and stands in contrast to Initiation-Response-Evaluation interactions common in classrooms. This form of discourse is a desired medium through which students can develop various academic skills such as reading comprehension and vocabulary development; however, its relationship to writing quality is less understood. This talk will discuss a study… Read More »

Literacy Colloquy: Dr. Lucía Cárdenas Curiel — Collaborative Translanguaging and Transmodal Literacy Practices

Rescheduled for Wednesday, February 20. Research has shown the benefits of peer interaction to scaffold learning in relation to disciplinary literacies. I extend the knowledge of these studies and examine peer interaction and the affordances it creates when emergent bilinguals (EBs) engage with multimodal texts in content areas to make meaning of these highly skilled… Read More »

Literacy Colloquy:Emery Petchauer–“The Test Was Like: I Owe You!”: Coping with the Emotional Stress of Teacher Licensure Exams [cancelled due to weather, reschedule pending]

This presentation is about the stories people tell themselves in order to cope with the stress of high-stakes test. The people in this case are preservice teachers. The test, teacher licensure exams.  Drawing from material in my recently published book, Navigating Teacher Licensure Exams: Success and Self-Discovery on the High-Stakes Path to the Classroom (Routledge, 2019), I’ll… Read More »

Literacy Colloquy: Dr. Douglas Hartman — Comprehending the Unbound Book

For nearly two thousand years readers have been comprehending prose in the form of hand-held, bound books. What are the opportunity costs of comprehending prose in this form? Prior to the binding of prose in book form, readers comprehended writing that was drawn in rolling sand, painted on giant slabs, chiseled in large stones, inked… Read More »

Literacy Colloquy: Negotiating the Job Search

New and seasoned academics alike often find themselves puzzled about the “game” of the job search, and wondering such questions as … What is the typical procedure for search committees in terms of interviewing and hiring faculty? How should I go about selecting appropriate positions to apply to? How should I prepare for job talks?… Read More »

Literacy Colloquy: We Are More Than Enough: Toward a Black Girls Literacies Framework to Save Education for All

From Dr. Gholdy Muhammad’s community work with Black Girls W.R.I.T.E (Writing to Represent our Identities, our Times and our Excellence), historical and archival research on Black literary societies and from conducting a literature review over the past 25 years of Black girl’s literacies, she found the Black girls literacies are consumed in defining self, intellectualism,… Read More »