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Welcome to the Language & Literacy Colloquy Wiki!
The Language & Literacy Colloquy is celebrating its 29th year! The Colloquy offers doctoral students, faculty and the community an ongoing forum to...
  • interact with leading scholars in the field about their research
  • extend the process of doctoral student socialization into the profession
  • address a wide variety of topics related to Language & Literacy research from diverse methodological and epistemological perspectives.

Colloquy sessions in the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters will be from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm. Please see the listings below for specific topics, speakers, dates, and rooms. All locations are in College of Education's Erickson Hall.

If you'd be interested in presenting at or facilitating a Colloquy session, please contact us.

Please click on each presenter's name for information about the session, and the presenter.

Literacy Colloquium Calendar: Fall 2017 and Spring 2018!


Table of Contents



Fall 2017


September


Tuesday, Sept. 12

Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop
A conversation with children's literature scholar Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop
Room 252 Erickson
Video of presentation: https://mediaspace.msu.edu/media/t/1_r3xhvyxp

Wednesday, Sept. 27

Dr. Tim San Pedro
Applying projects in humanization: Lessons of critical listening and storying
Room 133F Erickson
Video of presentation:



October


Tuesday, Oct. 10

Dr. Christina Dobbs
Room 252 Erickson
Video of presentation:

Tuesday, Oct. 24

Dr. Kathy Ganske
Room 252 Erickson
Video of presentation:



November

Wednesday, Nov. 15
Dr. Gary Troia
Room 133F Erickson
Video of presentation:



December

Wednesday, Dec. 6

Dr. Joanne Marciano
Room 116-H Erickson
Video of presentation:




Spring 2018


January

Tuesday, Jan. 16
Dr. Margaret Crocco and Dr. Avner Segall
Room 252 Erickson
Video of presentation:

Tuesday,



February


Tuesday, February 6

Dr. Tanya Wright and Dr. Amelia Gotwals
Room 252 Erickson
Video of presentation:

Tuesday,


March (March Is Reading Month) :)

Tuesday, March 13

Dr. Chezare Warren
Room 252 Erickson
Video of presentation:

Tuesday, March 20

Dr. Don Leu
Room 252 Erickson
Video of presentation:

Tuesday, March 27

Dr. Haeny Yoon
Room 252 Erickson
Video of presentation:


April

Tuesday, April 10

Dr. Janine Certo
Room 252 Erickson
Video of presentation:

Tuesday, April 24

Dr. Sheila Valencia (via Zoom)
Room 252 Erickson
Video of presentation:









Spring 2017

January

Tuesday, January 10

Dr. Margaret Crocco and Dr. Avner Segall
Negotiating the Job Search: A Conversation with Dr. Margaret Crocco and Dr. Avner Segall
Video of presentation: https://mediaspace.msu.edu/media/t/1_otscg37c
Room 133F Erickson

Tuesday, January 24

Drs. Sandra Crespo, Tonya Bartell, Kristen Bieda, Corey Drake, Beth Herbel-Eisenmann, Higinio Dominguez, Amy Parks, Niral Shah, and Chezare Warren
Writing for Change: Collaborative Conversations about Privilege and Oppression in Mathematics Education
Video of presentation: https://mediaspace.msu.edu/media/t/1_r4pb7q90
Room 252 Erickson


February

Tuesday, February 7

Dr. Lamar Johnson
Video of presentation: https://mediaspace.msu.edu/media/t/1_ahcxa22j
Room 133F

Tuesday, February 21

Dr. Kongji Qin
L2 Stylization, Masculinity Performance, and the Social Construction of Problem Student
Room 133F


March

Tuesday, March 14

Dr. Sonia Cabell
Preventing Reading Comprehension Difficulties: Accelerating Language Development and Domain Knowledge among At-Risk Children in Preschool through Second Grade
Video of presentation: https://mediaspace.msu.edu/media/t/1_khxuclw7
Room 133F

April


Tuesday, April 4

Michigan Department of Education - Sean Kottke and Brandy Archer
Video of presentation: https://mediaspace.msu.edu/media/t/1_d0bawcny
Room 252

Tuesday, April 18

Dr. Jon Wargo
Room 252

Fall 2016


September

Tuesday, September 13th

Language and Literacy Meet and Greet
Room 252 Erickson

Tuesday, September 27

Dr. Chad Waldron
"Dream More, Learn More, Care More, Be More": Erie County's Imagination Library Project and the Influence of Storybook Reading
Video of presentation: https://mediaspace.msu.edu/media/t/1_jdm0awmi
Room 252 Erickson

October

Tuesday, October 4
Dr. Iliana Reyes
Constructing Early Childhood Multiliteracies Beyond Geographical Borders
Video of presentation: https://mediaspace.msu.edu/media/t/1_wmgw9rzf
Room 252 Erickson

Tuesday, October 25

Dr. Maureen Boyd
You’re Claiming What About Handshakes and Mini- lessons: Understanding Classroom Talk in Terms of Repertoires and Instructional Stance
Video of presentation: https://mediaspace.msu.edu/media/t/1_6y5ufp44
Room 252 Erickson


November

Tuesday, November 15

Dr. Adrea Truckenmiller
Influences of Writing Fluency and Writing Quality
Video of presentation: https://mediaspace.msu.edu/media/t/1_mikgmvsh
Room 252 Erickson

December

Tuesday, December 6

Dr. Joseph Krajcik, Dr. Annemarie Palincsar, Miranda Fitzgerald, and Meredith Baker Marcum
Designing and Using Texts to Advance Literacy and Science Learning in Project-Based Learning
Video of presentation: https://mediaspace.msu.edu/media/t/1_hkyrgk7k
Room 252 Erickson

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Spring 2016

January

Tuesday, January 19th

Negotiating the Job Search: A Conversation with Drs. Margaret Crocco, Theda Gibbs, Avner Segall and Laura Tortorelli

Room 133F Erickson

Tuesday, January 26th

Dr. Julie Coiro

Paper Presentation: Understanding Online Reading Comprehension and Digital Inquiry: Connecting Theory, Research and Practice

Room 252 Erickson


February

Tuesday, February 9th

Dr. Vaughn Watson

Paper Presentation

Room 133F Erickson


Tuesday, February 23rd

Dr. Laura Tortorelli
Paper Presentation

Room 133F Erickson



March

Wednesday, March 16th

Dr. Hope Gerde

Paper Presentation

Room 133F Erickson


Tuesday, March 29th

Dr. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas
Paper Presentation

Room 133F Erickson



April

Tuesday, April 19th

Dr. Sandro Barros
Paper Presentation

Room 133F Erickson


Fall 2015

September


Wednesday, September 9th

Meet the Language & Literacy Faculty

Room 252 Erickson



Monday, September 21st

Dr. Peter Smagorinsky

Paper Presentation: Creativity and Community Among Autism-Spectrum Youth: Creating Positive Social Updrafts Through Play and Performance

Room 252 Erickson


October


Tuesday, October 6th

Dr. Carrie Symons

Paper Presentation

Room 133F Erickson


Wednesday, October 28th, from 12:00p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Dr. Kathy Au

Paper Presentation

Room 252 Erickson



November


Wednesday, November 11th

Dr. Jonda McNair

Paper Presentation

Room 252 Erickson



Tuesday, November 17th

Drs. Kristen Bieda, Amelia Gotwals, Anne-Lise Halvorsen, and Tanya Wright

Panel Presentation

Room 133F Erickson


December


Wednesday, December 9th- CANCELED





Spring 2015

January

Tue,Jan. 13:Panel Presentation: "Negotiating in the Academy: A Conversation with Margaret Crocco and Avner Segall"

Drs. Margaret Crocco and Avner Segall

Room133F

Tue, Jan. 27: Paper Presentation,"Reading, Reforms, and Resources: How Elementary Teachers Teach Literacy in Contexts of Complex Educational Policies and Reforms"

Dr. Chad Waldron

Room133F


February

Tue,Feb. 10:Paper Presentation: "Toward Comprehensive Reading Instruction for Children with Moderate to Severe Austism Spectrum Disorder"
Dr. Josh Plavnick, Dr. Troy Mariage, Dr. Julie Thompson, Dr. Lori Skibbe, Dr. Carol Sue Englert, Katie Johnson, Kara Constantine, and Savana Bak
Room133F

Tue,Feb. 24:Panel Presentation: Securing Grant Funding

Drs. Angela Calabrese Barton, Bob Floden and Amelia Gotwals

Room133F


March

Wed, March 18: Paper Presentation

Dr. Deborah Wells Rowe

Room 310
*Please note that this session will be held on Wednesday rather than Tuesday.

Tue, March 31: Book Launch,"Inspiring Dialogue: Talking to Learn in the English Classroom"

Drs. Mary Juzwik, Carlin Borsheim-Black, and Samantha Caughlan

Room133F


April

Tue,April 7:Roundtable Discussion

Hot Topics in Education Roundtable Discussion

Roundtable Hosts: Dr. Lori Skibbe, Ms. Brandy Archer, and Ms. Jill Griffin (Early Childhood); Ms. Maryl Randel (Special Education) and Drs. Guofang Li and Maria Selena Protacio (English Language Learners)

Room 133F

Wed.,April 29:Paper Presentation

Dr. Elizabeth Birr Moje

Room 252

*Please note that this session will be held on Wednesday rather than Tuesday.



Fall 2014

September

Tue,Sep9:BookLaunch
Dr.Laura Apol
Room133F

Tue,Sep23:PaperPresentation

Dr.Mary McVee

Room133F

*This session will be held form 10:30-12:00 in order to accommodate the Dean's COE Faculty & Staff picnic.


October

Thurs,Oct16:Paper Presentation

Dr.Dorit Aram

Room116H
*Please note that this session will be held on Thursday rather than our “typical” Tuesday.

Tue,Oct28:Paper Presentation

Dr. Catherine Compton-Lilly

Room133F

November
Tue,Nov11:Paper Presentation

Dr. Jen VanDerHeide

Room133F

Tue, Nov. 18: Panel Presentation, "Navigating the Journal Publication Process"

Drs. Mary Juzwik & Ellen Cushman, Editors of Research in the Teaching of English (RTE)Kati Macaluso & Esther Milu, Assistant Editors of RTE

Room133F

December

Tue,Dec2:Panel Discussion

Dr. Peter DeCosta and Doctoral Students

Room133F




Spring 2014

January

Tuesday, January 14: Book Launch & Signing
Dr. Django Paris
Room: 252 Ericskon


Tuesday, January 28: Academic Panel
Drs. Richard Beach, Amanda Thein & Allen Webb
Room: 252 Erickson


February

Tuesday, February 11: Paper Presentation
Dr. Gwendolyn McMillon
Room: 252 Erickson


Tuesday, February 25: CANCELED


March

Wednesday, March 12: Paper Presentation
Dr. Timothy Shanahan
Room: 252 Erickson
Please note that this session will be held on WEDNESDAY rather than our typical Tuesday date. The time will remain the same (11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)


Tuesday, March 25: Panel Presentation
Drs Margaret Crocco and Mary Juzwik
Room: 252 Erickson


April

Tuesday, April 22:
Celebrating Dr. Susan Florio-Ruane’s Contributions to Literacy
Room: 252 Erickson

Fall 2013

September

September
Tuesday, September 3: Book Launch & Signing

Dr. David Kirkland

A search past silence: The literacy of young black men
Room: 133F

Tue, September 24: Paper Presentation

Dr. Janice Almasi

Critical Reflections on Theory and Research Related to Reading Comprehension Strategies Instruction
Room: 113F

October
Tuesday, October 8: Panel Discussion

Dr. Dianna Baldwin and Dr. Mary Juzwik

Creating and nurturing effective writing groups
Room: 133F

Tuesday, October 22: Book Launch and Signing

Dr. Tanya Wright and Dr. Susan Neuman

All about words: Increasing vocabulary in the common core classroom, prek-2
Room: 116H


November
Tuesday, November 12: NCTE Paper Presentations

Sakeena Everett, Mike Macaluso, Cori McKenzie, Natasha Perez, Erik Skogsberg

Room: 116H

Tuesday, November 26: Poster Presentations

Susan Florio-Ruane, Paul Morsink, Maryl Randel, Chad Waldron, Derek Aguirre, Patrick Morris & Christopher M. Clark

Grown in Detroit: Three Studies of Local Decision-Making and Activity in Inner-City Literacy Education In and Out of School
Room: 252

December
Tuesday, December 3: Paper Presentation

Dr. Peter DeCosta

“Reconceptualizing cosmopolitanism as a dialogic disposition in language and literacy education”
Room: 133F