2012-2013 Web Seminars

We announced the 2012-2013 series of Global Conversations in Literacy Research (GCLR), web seminars. GCLR is one of the only online projects that offers free access and participation in web seminars that feature leading and internationally-recognized scholars in the field of literacy. As an Internet-based project, GCLR is grounded in critical literacy, and sees as its mission to provide no-cost, accessible professional development that connects leading literacy scholars with global populations, to utilize knowledge for quality literacy research, and to make knowledge available to globally diverse groups of people interested in literacy research and practices. Please consider adding these web seminars to your course syllabi and sharing these links with global others interested in literacy. For questions, please contact project founder Dr. Peggy Albers (malbers2@gsu.edu), Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA.

September 9, 2012        Dr. James Paul Gee, Arizona State University, USA
“Books and Games”

October 7, 2012                Dr. Allan Luke, Queensland University of Technology, Australia – “Critical Literacy, School Improvement, and the Four Resources Model”

November 4, 2012           Dr. Yvonne Freeman & Dr. David Freeman, University of
Texas, Brownsville – “Academic Language for English Language Learners”

January 20, 2013         Dr. Julia Davies, University of Sheffield, England (Im)Material girls living in (im)material worldsIdentity curation through time and space 

February 17, 2013       Dr. Patricia Edwards, Michigan State University, USA & Dr. SusanPiazza, Western Michigan University, USA –The Impact of Family on Literacy Development: Convergence, Controversy, and Instructional Implications

March 17, 2013            Dr. Bonny Norton, University of British Columbia, Canada – “Identity, Investment, and Multilingual Literacy (in a digital world)”

April 14, 2013                   Dr. Patrick Shannon, Pennsylvania State University, USA- “A Closer Reading of The Common Core:  Reading Wide Awake”

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