UPCOMING CHATS Join us on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, at 8 pm EST/5 pm PST for #literacies chats on Twitter. In the coming months, we’ll host conversations inspired by chapters in the Handbook of Writing, Literacies, and Education in Digital Cultures. November 14: Digital Divides and Social Inclusion, with Mark Warschauer & Tamara…

#literacies chat 2/4 9PM ET: Communicating w/through/in New Media

I just read the Buzzademia: Scholarship in the Internet Vernacular‘s CFP (h/t @BWGleason). Here’s a snippet: This forthcoming edited collection will present a cross-section of international scholars using these new digital genres to articulate their ideas to undergraduate and general audiences. Listicles, explainers, memes, infographics, GIFs, Vines and many other novel digital genres and formats are…

Three Favorite Things on #literacies chat 12/3

On Thursday, December 3rd at 6-7pm PT, we are bringing three of our favorite things together for a #literacies chat Happy Hour. Please join us and the AERA Writing & Literacies SIG to discuss updates live from the Literacy Research Association annual conference. If you are there in person, you can find a little #literacies F2F…

11/5 Multi-Sited #Literacies Scholarship

When people can ‘check in’ to a location virtually even as they text a friend to see where she is, look at an online review, and chat with present companions–and engage in these activities simultaneously–we might ask what constitutes their ‘site’? As the idea of being ‘in’ a space becomes increasingly fluid, digital tools and…

Expanded Notions of #Literacies

How we (the field, schools, media) conceptualize literacy, and thus define the perimeters for being ‘successful’ as a reader and writer, very much opens and closes spaces for students. Broader notions of literacy, and what it means to be literate (including in online contexts), expands the spaces where students can develop, critique, and utilize literate…

May #literacies & LRA R2P: Academic Vocabulary

This month, we will consider Academic Vocabulary. On Thursday (5/1) 8 PM EST: Join us on Twitter as we begin this conversation via our #literacies chat! If you are new to #literacies chat, more info on how to get involved is available here. We’ll discuss: What is the role of direct vocabulary instruction vs. learning language through use in context? What…

2/17 & 2/20: Gender as a Lens in Educational Spaces

Announcing… The 4th LRA Research to Practice Episode on Monday, 2/17 at 7PM EST and follow-up #literacies chat on Thursday, 2/20 at 8PM EST On Monday and Thursday, we will consider Gender as a Lens in Educational Spaces. On Monday 7PM EST: The LRA Learning Research to Practice is available via Google Hangouts-on-Air. This broadcasts…

On 11/22 NCTE Happy Hour Meet-up with #engchat and #literacies chat

The organizers of #engchat and #literacies are hosting a happy hour meetup at the NCTE 2013 Annual Convention on Friday, November 22, from 4:30pm-5:30pm at the Sidebar Grille in the Sheraton Hotel. This is a great chance to meet new, old, and prospective #literacies and #engchat tweeters. Everyone is welcome! We have one big table reserved, and imagine that folks…