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ESL writing & multiliteracies

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As ubiquitous media content is orienting the interest of 21st century’s writers towards creating and publishing multimodal compositions (posters, digital stories, websites, online texts etc.) out of school and workplace, educators look for ways of incorporating these “new literacies” (New London Group, 1996) into student’s writing activities that are opportunities for mediating voice and identity within the socio-cultural perspective of language learning. This blog’s purpose is to examine the tools of new literacies as a way of motivating students in writing and promoting students’ discursive consciousness in expressing style, voice, and identity in classroom settings.

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As ubiquitous media content is orienting the interest of 21st century’s writers towards creating and publishing multimodal compositions (posters, digital stories, websites, online texts etc.) out of school and workplace, educators look for ways of incorporating these “new literacies” (New London Group, 1996) into student’s writing activities that are opportunities for mediating voice and identity within the socio-cultural perspective of language learning. This blog’s purpose is to examine the tools of new literacies as a way of motivating students in writing and promoting students’ discursive consciousness in expressing style, voice, and identity in classroom settings.

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Global Conversations in Literacy Research

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Hello all,
Please join us for GCLR's final open access web seminar for the 2014-2015 series featuring Dr. Raúl A. Mora, professor of English education and literacy at UPB-Medellin in Colombia. Dr. Mora's research focuses on the second languages and teacher education. He is currently involved in diverse research and publication efforts with scholars in Colombia, the U.S., and England. He has presented and published his research in Colombia, the U.S., Brazil, Argentina, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Vietnam, Spain, India, and Russia. 

Dr. Raúl Alberto Mora 

Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia. 

“Revisiting Today’s Language Ecologies: New Questions about Language Use and Literacy Practices.” 

APRIL 12, 2015, 3:00 p.m. EDT/USA.

Please access the web seminar at: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=221&password=M.8631F22F3B67CB38E60FEA16E0B04A ;

Dr. Raúl Alberto Mora is a professor of English education and literacy at UPB-Medellin in Colombia. At his university, he currently coordinates the MA in Learning and Teaching Processes in Second Languages (Maestría en Procesos de Aprendizaje y Enseñanza de Segundas Lenguas), or ML2 and holds the post of Research Coordinator for the School of Education and Pedagogy. He also chairs the Literacies in Second Languages Project, a research team featuring preservice teachers and master’s student that studies the emergence of alternative literacies in urban, virtual, and school contexts in the city. Dr. Mora's seminar will address the conceptual discussions and research endeavors he and his students at LSLP and ML2 have developed for the past two years in relation to his current research inquiries.

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Raúl Alberto Mora - April 12, 2015 - "Revisiting Today's Language Ecologies: New Questions about Language Use and Literacy Practices"

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Dr. Raúl A. Mora Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellín, Colombia "Revisiting Today's Language Ecologies: New Questions about Language Use and Literacy Practices"  APRIL 12, 2015, 3:00 p.m. E...
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Hello all,
Please join us for GCLR's final open access web seminar for the 2014-2015 series featuring Dr. Raúl A. Mora, professor of English education and literacy at UPB-Medellin in Colombia. Dr. Mora's research focuses on the second languages and teacher education. He is currently involved in diverse research and publication efforts with scholars in Colombia, the U.S., and England. He has presented and published his research in Colombia, the U.S., Brazil, Argentina, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Vietnam, Spain, India, and Russia.
Dr. Raúl Alberto Mora
Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia.
“Revisiting Today’s Language Ecologies: New Questions about Language Use and Literacy Practices.”
APRIL 12, 2015, 3:00 p.m. EDT/USA.
Please access the web seminar at:
https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp

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Jim Cummins - March, 2015 - “Reversing Underachievement”

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  Dr. Jim Cummins   University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada “Reversing Underachievement: The Rocky Road from Literacy Research to Policy and Practice”  March 22, 2015, 3:00 p.m. EST/New York/USA &nb...
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 Hello all,
Please make plans to attend GCLR's open-access live web seminar presented by internationally recognized scholar, Dr. Jim Cummins on March 22 at 3:00 p.m./EDT/USA. Please share this information widely with colleagues, students, and those interested in literacy issues.
Dr. Cummins is Professor of Education at OISE in Toronto, Canada where he conducts research on language development and literacy of learners of English as an additional language. Specifically, his scholarship focuses on Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (BICS) and Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency/Academic Language Proficiency (CALP), terms that he coined that reference processes that help teachers understand learners’ language abilities. Dr. Cummins holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, and has received numerous awards including the International Reading association’s Albert J. Harris award. He is author of numerous books and articles including Literacy, Technology, and Diversity: Teaching for Success in Changing Times (Allyn & Bacon), Language, Power and Pedagogy: Bilingual Children in the Crossfire (Multilingual Matters), and Identity Texts: The Collaborative Creation of Power in Multilingual Schools (Trentham Books). For more information about GCLR as a critical literacy project, please access its website at http://globalconversationsinliteracy.wordpress.com. This project is funded in part by the National Writing Project (www.nwp.org).
Dr. Jim Cummins
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
"Reversing Underachievement:
The Rocky Road from Literacy Research to Policy and Practice"
March 22, 2015, 3:00 p.m. EST/USA
Please use this link to join the seminar: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp
Dr. Cummins seminar will address the need to understand which groups of students tend to experience disproportionate underachievement, what are the causes of underachievement for each group, and how to develop and implement coherent policies designed to improve educational effectiveness. Specifically, Dr. Cummins will address the question, "To what extent has literacy research contributed to the identification of evidence-based educational responses to reverse patterns of underachievement among these three categories of students?", and discuss, how as a consequence, literacy policies implemented in the United States (and elsewhere) during the past 15 years have been out of alignment with the research evidence regarding high-impact instructional responses aimed at reversing underachievement among low-SES, linguistically diverse, and marginalized group students.
Global Conversations in Literacy Research is a critical literacy project that offers a series of one hour live, open-access and participatory seminars presented by internationally recognized scholars to global audiences interested in literacy education, research, and practice. Funded in part by the National Writing Project (www.nwp.org), we hope that you will include these talks as part of your professional development, as part of your syllabi, and share this information with others through your social networking who may be interested in attending but are not yet aware of this project (http://globalconversationsinliteracy.wordpress.com). Please note the varied times for each of these presentations, and use this link to join any or all of the seminars: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp
Sincerely,
Peggy Albers, Ph.D.
Professor, Language and Literacy
College of Education
MSE Department
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30303
malbers2@gsu.edu(email is the best way to contact me).
Founder: Global Conversations in Literacy Research, open access live online web seminars presented by internationally recognized scholars in literacy. Visit our YouTube Channel for archived presentations: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCay7UB8Mm5SpRnPy6Mxl5Gg
Founder: Conversations in Doctoral Preparation website, open access live online web seminars presented by doctoral students on doctoral mentoring and research. Visit GCDP's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/doctoralpreparation
Upcoming 2015 Web Seminars
Please participate in Global Conversations in Literacy Research, a critical literacy project that offers a series of one hour live, open-access and participatory seminars presented by internationally recognized scholars to global audiences interested in literacy education, research, and practice. Funded in part by the National Writing Project (www.nwp.org), we hope that you will include these talks as part of your professional development, as part of your syllabi, and share this information with others through your social networking who may be interested in attending but are not yet aware of this project (http://globalconversationsinliteracy.wordpress.com). Please note the varied times for each of these presentations, and use this link to join any or all of the seminars: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp
APRIL 12, 2015: Dr. Raúl Alberto Mora, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia. “Revisiting Today’s Language Ecologies: New Questions about Language Use and Literacy Practices.” 7:00 p.m. EDT/USA.
Dr. Mora's seminar addresses technology and the different diasporas we are experiencing are reshaping how people learn and live languages, and how we need to frame these events with concepts that reflect those realities more accordingly. He also studies the different ways in which literacy is understood as “interpretation and creation of texts,” and how technology invites us to rethink how we read and write.
Over the past four years, GCLR has offered live open-access professional development for over 3000 people across the globe. The GCLR website has recorded approximately 32,500 visits, over 67,000 hits, and has been visited by people from 151 countries. Thanks to funding provided by the National Writing Project, GCLR launched its YouTube channel less than a year. To date, this channel has recorded nearly 9000 views of archived seminars presented from 2011-2014. GCLR invites you to access these archived web seminars, consider adding them to your course syllabi, and/or use these seminars as vehicles for student/professional learning groups (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCay7UB8Mm5SpRnPy6Mxl5Gg).
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2014- 2015 Seminar Series

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Welcome! We will announce the full agenda of mentoring seminars scheduled for the fall of 2014 in the next two weeks. If there are topics of interest that you would like to see addressed, please co...
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Brian Street-April 27, 2014

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                                DR. BRIAN STREET KING’S COLLEGE, LONDON, UK "The LETTER Project: Learning for Empowerment Through Training in Ethnographic Research" April 27, 2013 11:00 a.m. Easter...
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Brian Street-April 27, 2014

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                                DR. BRIAN STREET KING’S COLLEGE, LONDON, UK "The LETTER Project: Learning for Empowerment Through Training in Ethnographic Research" April 27, 2013 11:00 a.m. Easter...
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Tuba Angay-Crowder - Google+

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Tuba Angay-Crowder - PhD Student of Teaching English as a Second Language in Atlanta, GA. Interested in multimodal compositions, new literacies, passion-affliated spaces, digital delights, and e-learning - PhD student on TESOL - http://www.facebook.com/pages/GCLR-Global-Conversations-in-Literacy-Research/424196884323419

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Candace Kuby - Tensions from Analyzing Children's Images of Racial Bus Segregation - YouTube

This webinar was presented live on April 1, 2012 for Global Conversations in Literacy Research 2011-2012 Series" (http://globalconversationsinliteracy.wordpr...
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Ryan Boylan - Getting Published - YouTube

Ryan's Abstract: There are two facets to the academic world: practice and publish. All educators desire to Practice what they know, that is teach in the clas...
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Non-Native English Speakers in TESOL {NNEST} of the Month Blog: Ryuko Kubota

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Welcome to Global Conversations in Literacy Research (GCLR)

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Global Conversations in Literacy Research (GCLR) is a series of interactive web seminars that feature cutting-edge literacy research conducted by international literacy researchers. GCLR is grounde...

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"Global Conversations in Literacy Research (GCLR) is a series of interactive web seminars that feature cutting-edge literacy research conducted by international literacy researchers. GCLR is grounded in critical literacy, and sees as its mission to use new and emerging technologies to connect with global audiences and exchange ideas on literacy theory, research, and practice through free and open access to web seminars."


Archived 2011-2013 webinars and schedules for upcoming webinars. The next webinars will focus on literacy in global contexts (starting 15-Septermber-2013)

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Ryuko Kubota--February 23, 2014

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Please click on this link within 90 minutes of the start of  this seminar:                                   DR. RYUKO KUBOTA UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA "The Multi/Plural Turn in Resear...
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Jennifer L. Nigh, Ryan McElyea, Michael Levicky - April 26, 2015 - Meeting in the Middle: The Mixed Methods Paradigm

Jennifer L. Nigh, Ryan McElyea, Michael Levicky  - April 26, 2015 - Meeting in the Middle: The Mixed Methods Paradigm | Teachers Rock!! | Scoop.it
Jennifer L. Nigh, Ryan McElyea, Michael Levicky  -  Meeting in the Middle: The Mixed Methods Paradigm Meeting in the Middle: The Mixed Methods Paradigm   presented by Jennifer L. Nigh, Ryan McElyea...
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Please join the seminar by clicking on the link below within 90 minutes of the start of the seminar (Click here for technical support if needed)

https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=221&password=M.8631F22F3B67CB38E60FEA16E0B04A

All individuals come to research with inherit worldviews. These worldviews are informed by background experiences and an underlying assumption about how the world works. Not only do these worldviews inform how an individual thinks about research, but it also guides how he or she designs and interprets research. In general, worldviews have aligned with the qualitative or quantitative research paradigms. For example, if one aligns themselves with one truth and an objective reality, he or she might be considered a positivist (Sale & Brazil, 2004). In other words, this individual might be predisposed to engage in quantitative research. In contrast, if an individual’s belief systems reside in multiple realities and the belief that knowledge is created through socially constructed and ever-changing interactions, he or she may then be considered an interpretivist (Creswell, 2013). An interpretivist may then lean towards qualitative research. It is important to note that these general descriptive categories also allude to a multitude of other research frameworks (i.e. advocacy, postpositivisim), which can further be defined by a researcher’s worldviews. Within most research fields, worldviews have traditionally been polarized. We would argue, however, that this polarization is neither meaningful nor productive (Ercikan & Roth, 2006). Based on this argument, we would propose that researchers who typically identify as either qualitative or quantitative, be open to exploring a third research paradigm, mixed methods. Mixed methods research is a merging of both qualitative and quantitative methods, where “the findings must be mixed or integrated at some point” (Johnson & Onwuegbuzie, 2004, p. 20). Mixed methods research can place priority on either the qualitative or quantitative phases of a research design or can view both phases as having equal value. Additionally, mixed methods research can capitalize on the strengths of qualitative and quantitative paradigms and “provide a better understanding of the research problem than either form [qualitative or quantitative] of data alone” (Creswell, 2015). Most importantly, the mixed methods paradigm is creative and flexible and allows all individuals to come to a research problem with an appreciation of both qualitative and quantitative paradigms.

In this presentation, the presenters will provide information regarding their polarizing worldviews and diverse experiences. We will then argue for mixed methods as an option for designing research that is not only rigorous and trustworthy, but that also capitalizes on the strengths and weaknesses of qualitative and quantitative research. We will further show how mixed methods research can be a viable option for team-oriented research that is cross-disciplinary. Through this presentation, the presenters will guide the participants to a foundational understanding of what we believe should be considered the third research paradigm, mixed-methods.

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Raúl Alberto Mora – April 12, 2015 – “Revisiting Today’s Language Ecologies: New Questions about Language Use and Literacy Practices” | Facebook

Raúl Alberto Mora – April 12, 2015 – “Revisiting Today’s Language Ecologies: New Questions about Language Use and Literacy Practices” | Facebook | Teachers Rock!! | Scoop.it
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Please join any of the seminars by clicking on the link below within 90 minutes of the start of the seminar

https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=221&password=M.8631F22F3B67CB38E60FEA16E0B04A

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(First time attendees: please access this link at least 15 minutes before the start of the seminar; it takes time to download the necessary software) 

Raúl A. Mora, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia

APRIL 12, 2015: Dr. Raúl Alberto Mora, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia. “Revisiting Today’s Language Ecologies: New Questions about Language Use and Literacy Practices.” 3:00 p.m. EDT/USA.

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Dr. Jim Cummins on March 22 at 3:00 p.m./EST/USA; "“Reversing Underachievement: The Rocky Road from Literacy Research to Policy and Practice | Facebook

Dr. Jim Cummins on March 22 at 3:00 p.m./EST/USA; "“Reversing Underachievement: The Rocky Road from Literacy Research to Policy and Practice | Facebook | Teachers Rock!! | Scoop.it
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Dr. Jim Cummins is a professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto who studies language development and literacy of learners of English as an additional language. His scholarship focuses on Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (BICS) and Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency/Academic Language Proficiency (CALP), terms that he coined that reference processes that help teachers understand learners’ language abilities. Dr. Cummins holds a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) and has received numerous awards including the International Reading association’s Albert J. Harris award. He is author of numerous books and articles including Literacy, Technology, and Diversity: Te... See More

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Andrew L. LaFave - Scrivener, Process, and Finding Art in Academic Writing!

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Andrew L. LaFave - Scrivener, Process, and Finding Art in Academic Writing!  Scrivener, Process, and Finding Art in Academic Writing! Will be presented by  Andrew L. LaFave, full-time Ph.D. student...
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Call for Proposals for 2014-2015 Series

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            As part of our mission to engage doctoral students in scholarship and mentoring, we have designed project that is an on-going conference across the year, Global Conversations in Doctora...
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Brian Street-April 27, 2014

Brian Street-April 27, 2014 | Teachers Rock!! | Scoop.it
                                DR. BRIAN STREET KING’S COLLEGE, LONDON, UK "The LETTER Project: Learning for Empowerment Through Training in Ethnographic Research" April 27, 2013 11:00 a.m. Easter...
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Aram Cho & Ji Hye Shin - Does my research need IRB review?: The IRB process

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Does my research need IRB review?: The IRB process  Presented by Aram Cho and Ji Hye Shin, Doctoral Students, GSU March 27, 2014 - 8:00 p.m. (USA/New York Time Zone) Please join the seminars by cli...
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Research Team Invitation: Global Conversations in Doctoral Preparation

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Hello all, This post is an invitation for you and/or your doctoral students to participate as researchers in a project that studies online doctoral mentoring through Global Conversations in Doctora...
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Catherine Beavis--March 16, 2014

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                            DR. CATHERINE BEAVIS GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA "Living in a digital world: Literacy, learning and videogames March 16, 2014 7:00 p.m. Eastern time zone/N...
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Ryuko Kubota--February 23, 2014

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Please click on this link within 90 minutes of the start of  this seminar:                                   DR. RYUKO KUBOTA UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA "The Multi/Plural Turn in Resear...
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Ryan Boylan-Getting Published

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Getting Published   Presented by Ryan N. Boylan Doctoral Student, GSU February 20, 2014 8:00 p.m. (USA/New York Time Zone) Please click on or paste into your URL this link within 30 minutes of the ...
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Join us at Ryan's free web seminar! Looking forward to coming together with you at "Getting Published"

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Global Conversations in Doctoral Preparation

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The mission of GCDP is as follows:

To offer presentation opportunities for doctoral students to...
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2011-2012: Harste-Vasquez; Johnston; Compton-Lilly; Wohlwend; Pahl-Rowsell; Cambourne; Kuby

2011-2012: Harste-Vasquez; Johnston; Compton-Lilly; Wohlwend; Pahl-Rowsell; Cambourne; Kuby | Teachers Rock!! | Scoop.it
Thank you for viewing our archived seminars. As a critical literacy project, we invite you to take our GCLR survey. Your responses will help us understand the significance of this project, and how ...
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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, January 10, 2014 8:12 PM

View these webinars to update your knowledge of literacy.