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In this hangout, teachers and students shared their experiences of engaging in an inquiry-driven unit focusing on a collective study of culture, using a variety of texts and individual student literature books that led students to researching topics, writing, and composing with various media. Participants discussed the research process, writing a traditional research paper, purposeful use of digital tools, and media creation.

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During the broadcast, the conversation also took place on Twitter using the hashtag #connectedlearning.

Guests for this webinar included:

  • Dr. Troy Hicks (host), Professor of English at Central Michigan University and Director of the Chippewa River Writing Project. Author of numerous books, articles, chapters, blog posts, and other resources broadly related to the teaching of literacy in our digital age.
  • Dawn ReedEnglish teacher at Okemos High School in Okemos, Michigan, co-director of Red Cedar Writing Project at Michigan State University, and co-author of Research Writing Rewired: Lessons that Ground Students’ Digital Learning (Corwin Literacy 2015).
  • Student Particiants: 
    • Matthew Chymyck
    • Megan Grabill
    • Kendra Peffers
    • Allison Shears
    • Preston VanAlstine

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