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By Any Media Necessary and New Youth Activism: An Invitation to Annotate with Marginal Syllabus—An Educator Innovator webinar

April 25, 2017

Last month, in an Educator Innovator webinar titled "Growing Up American-Muslim: Challenges and Opportunities in the Classroom & Beyond, teachers and youth convened to discuss the experiences of American-Muslim students and teachers across geographic and educational contexts. This week we are joined by authors of By Any Media Necessary: The New Youth Activism (2016, NYU Press) and dive deeper into this topic by looking at a related chapter called "Storytelling and Surveillance: The Precarious Public of American Muslim Youth" in collaboration with Marginal Syllabus.

This conversation kicks off a week-long "annotathon" hosted by Educator Innovator and Marginal Syllabus. We invite you to join us for this webinar and then to participate in the annotathon from April 24 to 30, 2017.

More about Marginal Syllabus:

Marginal Syllabus  is an informal educator professional learning effort that convenes monthly annotation conversations, or "annotathons," about issues of educational equity. Marginal Syllabus organizers partner with authors and education experts whose scholarly perspectives may be considered marginal to dominant conventions of schooling and education. The openly accessible texts of partner authors – whether book chapters or blog posts – are selected as online forums for conversation among K-12 and postsecondary educators via the open educational practices of web annotation (conversations that occur in a text's margins). Both the individual texts where monthly dialogue occurs – and the syllabus as a cohesive, growing document – represent a dynamic conversation that seeks to open texts as contexts for educators' interest-driven learning.

Participants for this Webinar include:
  • Liana Gamber-Thompson  (host), National Writing Project
  • Remi Kalir  (host), Assistant Professor of Information and Learning Technologies at the University of Colorado Denver School of Education and Human Development
  • Sangita Shresthova , Director of the Civic Paths Group at USC, co-author of By Any Media Necessary
  • Joe Dillon , Teacher, Rangeview High School in Aurora Public Schools in Colorado and Denver Writing Project Teacher Consultant
  • Neta Kligler-Vilenchik , Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Journalism, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, co-author of By Any Media Necessary 
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