I will be presenting at the Ivan Allen College Advance Lunch and Discussion this Thursday, February 28 from noon – 1:30. The overall theme of the discussion is “Envisioning & Shaping Futures: On-Line Teaching and Learning” and I will be talking specifically about using Twitter in the online/hybrid classroom to help bolster discussion and community exchange.
Gallery Talk: Children’s Literature, Illustration, and Collecting Books
Discover insights into children’s literature, understand illustration styles, and learn how book collections are curated, featuring four local panelists. Free.
Wednesday, July 11, 7:00pm
Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking 500 10th St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30332
I’ll be talking specifically about the creation and marketing of the Golden Book series and their role in the landscape of children’s literature today.
This year at CHLA in San Antonio, Texas I am making two presentations.
On Friday, June 29 at 11:00 am, I am participating in Panel 3B: The Syllabus Exchange. I will be presenting on Multimodal Assignments and talking about my most recent course, The History and Rhetoric of Science Writing for Children.
If you attended but were unable to take a copy of my handout home with you, please feel free to download a copy here:
CHLA 2018 Syllabus Swap Handout: Multimodal Assignments
On Saturday, June 30 at 3:30pm in the June Cummins room, I will be presenting a conference paper entitled “The Handbook for Mortals and the Muddy Waters of YA Best Seller Status.” If an attempt to make my presentation more accessible, please feel free to take a look at the complete PPT slide deck and the text version of my talk, available below.
Presentation Script (Text only version)
Handbook Muddy Waters PowerPoint Presentation
I hope to see you in San Antonio!
This year, for Georgia Tech’s Celebrate Teaching Day, I chose to focus on using social media (i.e. Twitter) to create a public-facing research journal. This exercise was a part of a larger unit asking students to research possibly impossible materials on 19th century female authors of science texts for children, in co-operation with the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature. For more on this assignment, please see the entry for this course in my teaching portfolio.
I will be presenting on the 2018 MLA Panel 314 titled “Blended Learning: Balancing Social Media and Face-to-Face Pedagogies.” The panel is sponsored by the HEP* Teaching as a Profession and will take place on Friday, January 5, 2018, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Chelsea Room, Sheraton.
My paper “Better Learning through Hashtags: Building Community and Improving Discussion with Twitter” will discuss productive ways to integrate Twitter into composition and English classroom practices; it will cover both general best practice guidelines and specific examples of successful activities, based on a case-study course taught at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2016 and 2017. This presentation will argue that as a classroom tool, Twitter can be used to improve comprehension, expand peer-to-peer interaction, reinforce active learning, and introduce multimodal forms of class participation. Well-designed Twitter assignments and activities can expand students’ spheres of interaction beyond the physical classroom and into a digital social media environment. This presentation will discuss the potential of “livetweeting” as a framework for student active learning work that embraces the interactive and collaborative nature of Twitter as a social media platform.
My Powerpoint is available here: MLA2018_BetterLearningThroughHashtags
I will be presenting at a workshop through the Georgia Tech Library about video assignments on November 14. If you would like to attend, please follow the link to register (lunch is provided!)
Website and registration