#NCTE15: G.05 Teaching Beyond the Classroom: Social Media as Teacher Activism and Professionalism

G.05 Teaching Beyond the Classroom: Social Media as Teacher Activism and Professionalism

9:30-10:45, Saturday November 21

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Drawing on Audre Lorde’s “For the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house,” these roundtables will explore how social media (blogging, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) can serve as the new tools to reclaim the teaching profession through teacher voice, teacher stories, and public scholarship and activism.

Chair: Paul Thomas, Furman University, Greenville, SC

Co-Chair: Sean Connors, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Roundtable 1: “Just Write: Blogging for Change” Sarah Hochstetler, Illinois State University, Mark E. Letcher, Lewis University, Joliet, IL, Leah Zuidema, Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa, Kristen Turner, Fordham University, New York, New York

Roundtable 2: “Why is no one reading my blog?” Steven Zemelman, Illinois Writing Project, Evanston, Peter Smagorinsky, The University of Georgia, Athens

Roundtable 3: “Teaching beyond the Classroom: Creating a Public Voice for Literacy Advocacy” Paul Thomas, Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina

Roundtable 4: “Fist Pumps and Paradigm Shifting: Redefining Contextual Implications of Social Constructs and Their Lived Experiences” Nakeiha Primus, Millersville University, Kristy Girardeau, Arbor Station Elementary School, Douglasville, Georgia, Shekema Silveri, IFE Academy of Teaching & Technology, Atlanta, Georgia

Roundtable 5: “Droplets, Puddles, Torrents, Waves: How Social Media Can Foster Solidarity” Julie Gorlewski, State University of New York at New Paltz

Roundtable 6: “What Is and Isn’t Covered Under the Mantle of Academic Freedom?” Christian Goering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Roundtable 7: “Cultivating Your Role as a TeacherActivist” Shawna Coppola, Rollinsford Grade School

Roundtable 8: “Interrupting the Preschool to Prison Pipeline in Education” Jeanette Toomer, Drama Discovery and Learning, New York, New York, and New York City Department of Education, New York

See Also (uploaded as handouts)

What, Me Blog?

New Media, New Public Intellectuals

Professors as Public Intellectuals: A Reader

Safe Spaces for Teachers’ Professional Voices in a Public Sphere

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