The #literacies chat began after an intriguing semester collaborating across courses between @Dr_Pendergrass and  @anna_phd in New Literacies and Content Area Literacies. Using their course hashtag, they began the #literacies chat.

Over the course of #literacies chat history, the chat has engaged in exciting collaborations with the Literacy Research Association (LRA), and is now partnering with the American Educational Research Association‘s Writing and Literacies SIG for discussions of literacy related topics. The 2017-2018 version of #literacies will be coordinated by members of the communications team for the Writing and Literacies SIG, but we welcome guest hosts! The 2017-2018 #literacies chats will take place on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5pm PST/8pm EST. 

As we continue to build the #literacies network of educators, researchers and theorists. Feel free to index your tweets for the group with the hashtag during the week and then on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, a facilitator will share their expertise in an area related to contemporary literacies and engage us in conversation. We’ll blog the topic of each chat prior to the actual chat.

Huge thanks to Anna Smith and Emily Pendergrass, #literacies founders for trusting the Writing and Literacies SIG team to use #literacies for the 2017-2018 season.

Anna Smith’s website: http://developingwriters.org/

Emily Pendergrass’s website: http://emilypendergrass.wordpress.com/ 

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