The 2011-2012 series of Global Conversations in Literacy Research will prove to be very engaging and inspiring. This series presents leading scholars in the field of literacy whose focus includes early childhood literacy, critical literacy, assessment, discourse analysis, and family literacy. GCLR is a series of interactive web-based seminars that provide international spaces for literacy researchers at all ranks and has three distinct goals: 1) to present and share their research and work with other literacy and language arts scholars from across the globe; 2) to build an international literacy research networks; and 3) and to invite important international conversations about a range of research that literacy researchers are doing. Dr. Peggy Albers (firstname.lastname@example.org), along with doctoral students, from Georgia State University of Atlanta, GA, USA are the hosts for this series of interactive seminars.
Please note: At this point, we cannot archive presentations as the video required is too large. At some point, we hope to archive these presentations so those of you who cannot participate live can enjoy the presentation at another time.
You will be able to join the web seminar 45 minutes prior and up to the start of the web seminar. On the day/evening of the web seminar, please click on the hyperlink and follow the directions to download Elluminate/Blackboard and Java.
September 4, 2011: Dr. Jerome C. Harste, Indiana University, USA, and Dr. Vivian Vasquez, American University/USA; “What Do We Mean by Literacy Now: Critical Curricular Implications”; 7:00 p.m. EST/USA; Student moderator: Nicole Maxwell
October 3o, 2011: Dr. Peter Johnson, University at Albany-SUNY/USA; “Literacy, Learning, Thinking and Classroom Communities”; 7:00 p.m. EST/USA; Student moderator: Linda James
November 13, 2011: Dr. Catherine Compton-Lilly, University of Wisconsin, USA; “Literacy and Schooling in One Family across a Decade”; 7:00 p.m. EST/USA; Student moderators: Amy Pelissero and Eliza Allen
January 15, 2012: Dr. Karen Wohlwend, Indiana University/Indiana, USA; “Constructing the Child at Play: From the Schooled Child to Technotoddlers and Back Again”; 7:00 p.m. EST/USA; Student moderators: David Brown and Katie Greene
February19, 2012: Dr. Kate Pahl, University of Sheffield, UK and Dr. Jennifer Rowsell, Brock University, Ont., Canada, “Understanding Literacy and Education: Literacy as artifactual, immaterial, and embodied”; 3:00 p.m. EST/USA; Student moderators: Sarah Mantegna and Alisha White
March 4, 2012: Dr. Brian Cambourne, University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia; “Conditions of Literacy Learning”;
7:00 p.m. EST/USA
GSU Student moderator: Christi Pace
April 1, 2012: Dr. Candace Kuby, University of Missouri/Missouri, USA; “Tensions from Analyzing Children’s Images of Racial Bus Segregation: Searching for Tools”; 7:00 p.m. EST/USA; Student moderator: Sanjuana Rodriguez
May 6, 2012: Dr. Sharon Murphy, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; “Ethically Based Literacy Assessment Within a New Literacy Framework”; 7:00 p.m. EST/USA . GSU Student moderators: Ryan Boylan and Nicole Dukes