Past Web Seminars

Since 2009, we’ve hosted a number of excellent web seminars on a range of topics. The presenters, their affiliations, and their topics are listed below.


APRIL 27, 2014DR. BRIAN STREET, KING’S COLLEGE, LONDON, UK: “The LETTER Project: Learning for Empowerment Through Training in Ethnographic Research;” 11:00 a.m. Eastern time zone/NYC/USA (convert to your time zone). 

MARCH 16, 2014: DR. CATHERINE BEAVIS, GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA, “Living in a digital world: Literacy, learning and videogames;” 7:00 p.m. Eastern time zone/New York/USA (convert to your time zone). 


FEBRUARY 23, 2014: DR. RYUKO KUBOTA, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA; The Multi/Plural Turn in Research and Practice in Language Studies: Postcolonial Theory, Neoliberalism, and Complicities;” 7:00 p.m. Eastern time zone/USA.


JANUARY 12, 2014: DR. KENNETH GOODMAN AND DR. YETTA GOODMAN, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, USA. “Making Sense of Making Sense;” 7:00 p.m. Eastern time zone/New York/USA 


NOVEMBER 3, 2013DR. JOYCE E. KING, GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY, Atlanta, GA, USA: Staying Human: Critical Literacy Interventions for the New Millennium”7:00 p.m. Eastern Time Zone/USA. 


OCTOBER 13, 2013: DR. JACK C. RICHARDS, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: “Creativity in Language Teaching”; 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time Zone/USA. 


SEPTEMBER 15, 2013: DR. HILARY JANKS, UNIVERSITY OF WITWATERSRAND, Johannesburg, South Africa: “Doing Critical Literacy;” 1:00 p.m. Eastern time zone/New York/USA.


Dr. Patrick Shannon, Penn State University, USA“A Closer Reading of The Common Core:  Reading Wide Awake”; April 14 , 2013; 7:00 p.m. USA.

Dr. Bonny Norton, University of British Columbia, Canada; “Identity, Investment, and Multilingual Literacy (in a digital world)”; March 10, 2013; 7:00 p.m. USA


Dr. Patricia Edwards, Michigan State University, USA and Dr. Susan Piazza, Western Michigan University, USA; The Impact of Family on Literacy Development: Convergence, Controversy, and Instructional Implications;  February 17, 2013; 7:00 p.m. USA


Dr. Julia Davies, University of Sheffield, UK; (Im)Material girls living in (im)material worldsIdentity curation through time and space; January 20, 2013; 3:00 p.m. USA 


Dr. Yvonne Freeman and Dr. David Freeman, University of Texas at Brownsville, USA; “Academic Language for English Language Learners”; Presented on November 4, 7:00 p.m. USA


Dr. Allan Luke, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia; “Critical Literacy, School Improvement, and the Four Resources Model”; Presented on October 7, 2012;  7:00 p.m. USA. 


Dr. James Paul Gee, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA; “Books and Games”; Presented on September 9, 2012;  7:00 p.m. USA


Dr. Sharon Murphy, York University, Toronto, Canada; Ethically Based Literacy Assessment Within a New Literacy Framework” – Presented on May 6, 2012;  7:00 p.m. USA



Dr. Candace Kuby, University of Missouri/Missouri, USAApril 1, 2012;    “Tensions from Analyzing Children’s Images of Racial Bus Segregation: Searching for Tools.”


Dr. Brian Cambourne, University of Wollongong in NSW, Australia, March 4, 2012; Conditions of Literacy Learning.” 


Dr. Kate Pahl, University of Sheffield, UK and Dr. Jennifer Rowsell, Brock University, Ont., Canada, February19, 2012, Understanding Literacy and Education: Literacy as Artifactual, Immaterial, and Embodied.” 


Dr. Karen Wohlwend, Indiana University/Indiana, USA; January 15, 2012; “Constructing the Child at Play: From the Schooled Child to Technotoddlers and Back Again.”


Dr. Catherine Compton-Lilly, University of Wisconsin, USA; November 13, 2011. “Literacy and Schooling in One Family across a Decade.” 


Dr. Peter Johnston, University at Albany-SUNY/USA; October 30, 2011; “Literacy, Learning, Thinking and Classroom Communities.” 

Dr. Jerome C. Harste, Indiana University, USA and Dr. Vivian Vasquez, American University, USA, September 4, 2011. “What Do We Mean by Literacy Now:  Critical Curricular Implications.”

Dr. Sarah Vander Zanden, University of Northern Iowa, USA, May 1, 2011
“‘Liberty to do it our way’: Exploring Contested Discourses and Educational Spaces with Fifth Graders”

Dr. Christi Moore, Georgia State University, USA, March 14, 2011
“This is What I Want Them to Hear:  Pre-service Teachers’ Experiences in a Music Integrated Literacy Methods Course”

Dr. Lenny Sanchez, University of Missouri, USA, February 7, 2011
“Students as Researchers: Forming a Critical Inquiry Community through an Ethic of Care Framework”

Dr. Kathryn Roberts, Ph.D., Wayne State University, USA, November 7, 2010
“Promise and Possibilities of Infusing Parent-Child Read Alouds with Comprehension Strategy Instruction: An Intervention Study”

Dr. Candace Kuby, Ph.D., University of Missouri, USA, Oct. 24, 2010
“Understanding an Early Childhood Inquiry Curriculum through Crystallizing Autoethnography, Practitioner Research, and a Critical Performative Analysis of Emotion”

Dr. Scott Ritchie, Ph.D., Kennesaw University, GA/USA, Sept. 19, 2010
“Walking the Talk: How Eight P-12 Educators Came to Teach Critically”

Nicole Pourchier, Georgia State University, USA, April 11, 2010
“A Study of Postmodern Picturebooks: Theoretical and Research Considerations” (Doctoral student presentation)

Dr. Tammy Frederick, Georgia State University, USA, April 15, 2010
“Semiosis of Self: Visual Meaning Making in a Spanish for Native Speakers Class”

Heather Lynch, Georgia State University, USA, November 15, 2009
“Dabbling in Methods: Looking at Data from Multiple Perspectives” (Doctoral student presentation)

Dr. Terry Fisher, Georgia State University, USA, October 11, 2009
“Looking Back and Looking Ahead: Lessons Learned (and shared) From One Dissertation Journey”

Dr. Katie Kurumada, Georgia State University, USA, September 20, 2009
“Presenting the Prospectus: One Ph.D. Student’s Experiences”

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