Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Transmediating the Survey for Teacher Candidates--an Invitation for #NCTE13

Instead of simply reporting for participants what happened in my classes when students engaged in transmediations, I want to invite #NCTE13 participants to share some of their own.

Ideally, students and I would have the shared experience of having read a full text, but for the sake of demonstration I will invite you to read and respond to the following short excerpt from Whitman's "By Blue Ontario's Shore"(1856):

Are you he who would assume a place to teach or be
                                a poet here in the States?
The place is august, the terms obdurate.
Walt Whitman, “By Blue Ontario’s Shore” (1856)

1) Consider what this question and observation mean for you in your own teaching context.  What might they mean for your students?

2) Share that understanding in the comments by uploading a text, image, or short clip of music.

NCTE 2013: Re-Inventing the Literature Survey for English/Education -- Friday 9:30-10:45

Session Code: A.13
Title: Re-Inventing the Literature Survey for English/Education
Level: Secondary, College, Teacher Education
Topic of Interest: Literature
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Description: Will examine the prospects for English Education and Literature Pedagogy at the secondary and post-secondary levels that emerge at the convergence of secondary English teacher candidates, the British/American Literature Surveys, and the new Common Core Standards for English/Language Arts.
  • Chair: John Staunton Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti -
  • Speaker: James Lang director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, Worcester, Massachusetts - Turning Points in Teaching/Learning the Survey
  • Speaker: Andrew Smyth Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven - Teacher Candidates in the Shakespeare Course
  • Speaker: John Staunton Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti - Transmediating the Survey for Teacher Candidates
  • Speaker: Chris Walsh Boston University, Massachusetts - The Blank Syllabus
Location: Sheraton, Sheraton/Constitution Ballroom B, Second Floor
Time: Friday 11/22 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM