Podcast On Your Plan ep 35 with Dr. Kajder and Dr. Gerber

Dr Sara Kajder and Dr Hannah GerberFirst, a big SHOUT OUT and an enormous THANK YOU to our friends at Oklahoma State University (notably Dr. Shelbie Witte) for introducing me to Dr. Hannah Gerber, University of Georgia, and Dr. Sara Kajder, Sam Houston State University. Dr. Gerber and Dr. Kajder were amazing keynote speakers at OSU’s 21st Century Literacies Lecture Series. Each had an incredible amount of knowledge and enthusiasm to share about digital literacies. My aim was to tap into their collective knowledge base for multimodal literacies guidance.

Multimodal literacies is a new aspect of the Oklahoma  Academic Standards for English Language Arts. With Dr. Kajder’s research on adolescent literacy identities, digital tools, and social media, and Dr. Gerber’s research on the ecologies and pedagogies afforded through video-gaming practices, I was sure to walk away with some new ideas. I hope you enjoy this episode and also level-up some ideas of your own for incorporating multimodal literacies into daily practice.

You can continue the learning by following Dr. Gerber and Dr. Kajder on Twitter:

twitter miniDr. Hannah Gerber @HannahGerber

twitter miniDr. Sara Kajder @SKajder

Learn more about the Initiative for 21st Century Literacies Research by clicking here!

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Podcast On Your Plan ep24 with Dr. Shelbie Witte – #NCTE15 recap, day 6

IMG_20151123_201720457 (1)This is the final episode in our #NCTE15 recap series! The grand finale!

In this episode, I’m joined by Dr. Shelbie Witte, OSU professor and Writing Project director. We’re so fortunate to have her back in Oklahoma!

We discuss our #NCTE15 highlights and the after-party conferences, #CEL15 and #ALAN15. This is a great episode for anyone interested in educational leadership. I really appreciate Dr. Witte’s perspective and how she is empowering the future teachers of our state. We also discuss opportunities to get involved with the NCTE’s Voices from the Middle publication.

Enjoy, follow Dr. Witte on Twitter (Screen Shot 2015-05-28 at 11.53.48 AM@shelbiewitte), and be sure to check out the previous episodes!

P.S. Check out the Voices from the Middle publication!

Thanks for listening and please share with a teacher you love! For more episodes highlighting great educators subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher for Android, or listen anywhere via SoundCloud. Leave a message for me on Twitter (@mrjoshflores), the SoundCloud stream, or at ELAOKTeachers.com!