Performative Youth: The Literacy Possibilities of De-essentializing Adolescence
Our May Marginal Syllabus reading and author discussion asks, "What is possible when youth are...
What if you had the opportunity to bring your margin notes to life and engage in a dynamic conversation with others each time you read a text? With Writing Our Civic Futures, a collaborative project of the National Writing Project and Marginal Syllabus for the 2017-2018 academic year, you will have just this opportunity.
We invite educators to a year of social reading, collaborative web annotation, and public conversation that explores our civic imaginations and literacy landscapes. As civic engagement changes and evolves, Writing Our Civic Futures will discuss and consider implications for connected learning and teaching.
In this collaboration, we partner with—and draw texts from—a range of educators, youth, scholars, media makers and journalists to think about the landscape of civic engagement and education while imagining ways that we can engage ourselves and our students as writers and makers of our civic futures. This project leverages the web annotation platform Hypothes.is, adding multiple voices to critical conversations about equity and education.
We invite you to refer to the syllabus over the coming months, where you’ll find information about monthly annotations, links to texts, and dates and times of supporting conversations and events at CLTV and elsewhere.
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We hope you’ll join us for this year’s collaborative exploration of texts and topics related to civic education and more. Each participant makes the conversation that make richer!
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