[xmca] FW: IAIMTE 2009 Conference

From: Peter Smagorinsky <smago who-is-at uga.edu>
Date: Fri Jun 27 2008 - 03:12:03 PDT


IAIMTE Conference 2009 Call for contributions

7th IAIMTE International Conference
Learning and Teaching Language and Literature

Conference Venue:
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
University of Toronto (Canada)

Re/Thinking Literacies:
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Tuesday, 23 June, 2009 (9:00 AM)
Friday, 26 June, 2009 (18:00 PM)


Kelleen Toohey
Multi-Literacies for Multi-Competent Children: Experiences in Canadian
English-medium Classrooms

The keynote talk will present examples of the multimodal (including video,
computer podcasting, CD recordings) and multilingual (L1 and English)
activities of groups of English language learners in Canadian classrooms. I
will discuss the potential of these activities to contribute to children's
increasing proficiency in print literacy as well as the intrinsic worth of
these activities as 21st century meaning-making representations.

Kelleen Toohey is Professor in the Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser
University, Burnaby, BC. Her current research with teachers and children
learning English in diverse settings, focuses on the children's development
of literacies in a variety of modes. Researchers and teachers have involved
children in video and podcast planning, production, editing and presenting;
children have also produced bilingual storybooks for younger students. The
effects of these activities on children's literacy development is a central
interest of the work. Long interested in language education for minority
students, she has published in Language and Education, TESOL Quarterly, and
other top journals of applied linguistics. With Bonny Norton in 2004, she
edited Critical pedagogies and language learning (Cambridge University

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Mother Tongue Education


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