Reframing Pedagogical Practices and Language and Literacy Research: Teaching to the Future
The JoLLE conference is a hands-on and participation based event where presenters involve their audiences in the subject and process of their presentations. This year's theme, Reframing Pedagogical Practices and Language and Literacy Research: Teaching to the Future, invites teachers and researchers to examine what works well in today's classrooms, to acknowledge the changing needs of 21st century students, and to speculate about the future possibilities of language and literacy research and pedagogy.
Dr. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas is an assistant professor in literacy, culture, and international education at the University of Pennsylvania. Her work synthesizes postcolonial, critical, and critical race theory with data from her empirical research in classrooms to examine the ways that literature is positioned in schooling and society today. Thomas graduated with her PhD in English and education from the University of Michigan and her research interests include children's and young adult literature, the teaching of literature, English education, African American education, and classroom interaction research.
Donalyn Miller, a middle school teacher from Texas, is well known as an expert practitioner in English and language arts who believes in her students learning and reading. Affectionately known by those who read her first book as "The Book Whisperer," Miller has since published a follow up to her first book entitled "Reading in the Wild: The Book Whisperer's Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits."
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Registration and cancellation deadline: January 26, 2018
Cancellation and refund policy: All cancellations must be submitted via email before the cancellation deadline in order to receive a full refund. Cancellations after the cancellation deadline are non-refundable. If cancellation is not made by the deadline, and you are not able to attend, you or your organization is still liable for payment.
Hotel reservations: A block of hotel rooms is being held at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center at a rate of $149 per night for a room with two queen or double beds. The deadline to make a hotel reservation with the group block is January 3, 2018.
To make a reservation, call the Georgia Center directly at 800-884-1381 or 706-542-2134 or register online. Please use block code 88917 when making the reservation.