“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.”
(Alice in Wonderland, Chapter VI, P 64; Carroll, 1960).
In courses across the world, instructors are scrambling to stay up-to-date with the literacies in our students’ lives. The responsibility to our students to create rich experiences tailored to their needs is what calls us to find out how others in the literacies field are teaching these contemporary literacies.
In our first #literacies chat, fellow tweeters discussed myriad ideas about what courses they teach; how they go about teaching students the history of literacy; and where the field of literacies is currently taking us. We also enjoyed the collaborative spirit of participating together to create and make new, itself a contemporary literacies activity!
In the spirit of this collaboration, we want to continue making sense of and working with new information, applying new tools, and productively collecting and synthesizing relevant material to revise and create course materials. To do this, we’ll host a Syllabi Swap for our next chat.
Teaching literacies creates many, many possibilities and challenges. Together, we can tackle these and help to make literacies education a better place. So, come out on June 28, 7pm EST, ready to share course ideas, readings, projects, and the like. We’re excited to see what others are doing in their literacies courses!