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21st Century Literacies Lecture Series Set for April 20

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Practicing and pre-service teachers, as well as teacher educators, are invited to the 21st Century Literacies Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 20, at Oklahoma State University. The theme is “Literacy Collaboration in the 21st Century” and the keynote speakers are Dr. Sara Kajder (University of Georgia) and Dr. Hannah Gerber (Sam Houston State University).

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The event begins at 5 p.m. with the keynote speeches followed by a 7 p.m. reception and book signing in Willard Hall. It is co-sponsored by the OSU College of Education, the Kim and Chuck Watson Endowment, the Initiative for 21st Century Literacies Research and the OSU Writing Project. The 21st Century Literacies Lecture Series promotes innovative, interdisciplinary research and scholarship on 21st century literacies.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Shelbie Witte at shelbie.witte@okstate.edu.

About the Keynote Speakers

Dr. Sara Kadjer
Dr. Sara Kajder is a faculty member in Language and Literacy Education at The University of Georgia, a writer, and consultant to K-12 school systems across the US. Her most recent research examines secondary English teacher practices and adolescent literacy identities as they are constructed in dialogue with uses of digital tools and social media. Amongst many peer-reviewed articles and books, she is the author of Adolescents and Digital Literacies, the 2012 Recipient of the NCTE Britton Award.

Dr. Hannah Gerber
Dr. Hannah Gerber is an associate professor in the Department of Language, Literacy, and Special Populations at Sam Houston State University. Her scholarship focuses on the ecologies and pedagogies afforded through video-gaming practices among adolescents. She is the author of forthcoming books Gaming in the New Library: Learning Beyond the Stacks, Conducting Qualitative Research of Learning in Online Spaces and the edited volume Building Literate Connections Through Video Games and Virtual Environments: Practical Ideas and Connections.