Study Series Session: From Consumers to Creators: Empower Students to Not Just Have Tech, But Actively Shape Their World – Sara Kajder and Antero Garcia


(February 22, 6PM) We are excited to welcome Dr. Sara Kajder and Dr. Antero Garcia to this must-see session that will push you to the next steps of your own technology and literacy integration. Our students are growing up in a world full of technology, but this does not mean they are born knowing how to be empowered by it.  Respected leaders in the field, Sara and Antero will teach you ways of unlocking student voice through purposeful use of technology to create.

Danielson Domains: 1, 2, 3; CCSS R 7, 10, W 4-6; ISTE 1-5

In stock (can be backordered)


Study Series

Registration levels:

  • Regular Price: $49/session
  • Discount: $39/session discount for 3 or more single Sessions in one purchase
  • Full Year: $29/session (at $348 for the year).  Plus a 15% discount on 5 or more Full Year orders!
  • GO FARTHER: A Full Year subscription is INCLUDED for all Virtual Think Tank members!

Sessions are tagged with the following Professional and Learning Standards, (we suggest you correlate these to any local standards you may be using): Danielson Framework For Teaching; Common Core State Standards for ELAISTE [Technology] Standards


Benefits for Registered Members

Study Series seats are intended for a single user however, NEW FOR 2016-2017, members receive a “Group Viewing License” to sit around a screen with colleagues to share and learn together! We love Collaboration!

Single Session members:

  •  Join an online, interactive web session led by the hosts
  •  View the session recording on-demand until June 30th, 2017
  • Learn rigorous, standards aligned, practices to raise teacher practice and student achievement

Full Year Series members:

  •  Have access to ALL Sessions and recordings at the greatest discount!  Click here to view.

Dr. Sara Kajder is a faculty member in Language and Literacy Education at The University of Georgia, a writer, and consultant to k-12 school systems across the US. Having spent the past two years teaching middle school English in Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Kajder currently serves as a Professor in Residence as a part of the PDSD network with Clarke County Schools. Her most recent research examines secondary English teacher practices and adolescent literacy identities as they are constructed in dialogue with uses of digital tools and social media. Amongst many peer-reviewed articles and books, she is the author of Adolescents and Digital Literacies, the 2012 Recipient of the NCTE Britton Award. Dr. Kajder is the immediate past chair of the Middle Level Section of NCTE and, beginning in the Fall of 2015, will work with Dr. Shelbie Witte to edit the NCTE journal, Voices from the Middle. Kajder’s work was recently recognized with the inaugural (2016) Divergent Award for Excellence in 21st Century Literacies.

Dr. Antero Garcia is an Assistant Professor in the English department at Colorado State University. His research focuses on developing critical literacies and civic identity through the use of mobile media and game play in formal learning environments. Prior to moving to Colorado, Antero was a teacher at a public high school in South Central Los Angeles. Antero received his Ph.D. in the Urban Schooling division of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a Digital Media and Learning Competition award recipient, a former U.S. Department of Education Teaching Ambassador Fellow and author of numerous publications and conference presentations address technology, educational equity, youth participatory action research, and critical media literacy. Updates about Antero’s work can be found on his blog, The American Crawl.