The 2014-2015 series will again engage global audiences in significant conversations about literacy in global contexts. Please click on the scholar’s names to have a detailed information about their GCLR web seminar and academic work.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2014: DR. DAVID E. KIRKLAND, New York University, New York, USA; “A Song of the Smoke: Critical Thoughts on the Literacies of Young Black Men”; 7:00 p.m. Eastern time zone/New York/USA.
OCTOBER 12, 2014: Dr. Richard Beach, University of Minnesota, USA: “How Affordances of Digital Tool Use Foster Critical Literacy.” 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time Zone/USA.
NOVEMBER 9, 2014: Dr. David Berliner, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ USA: “Education, politics and literacy”; 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time Zone/USA.
FEBRUARY 1, 2015: Dr. Barbara Comber, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia; ““Literacy, Place and Pedagogies of Possibility.” 5:00 p.m. EST/USA.”
FEBRUARY 8, 2015: Dr. Jackie Marsh, University of Sheffield, UK; “Young Children’s Online Practices: Past, Present and Future.” 3:00 p.m. EST/USA.
MARCH 22, 2015: Dr. Jim Cummins, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; “Reversing Underachievement: The Rocky Road from Literacy Research to Policy and Practice.” 3:00 p.m. EDT/USA.
APRIL 12, 2015: Dr. Raúl Alberto Mora, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia. “Revisiting Today’s Language Ecologies: New Questions about Language Use and Literacy Practices.” 3:00 p.m. EDT/USA.