By Thomas DeVere Wolsey
This month, Literacy Beat begins a series of posts to introduce to our readers some of the influencers and thought-leaders who have changed the way we think about intersections of literacy and technology. Each month, Literacy Beat interviews a person who inspires teachers, researchers, makers, students, and parents to do more and be more. Each influencer will share some of their thinking about trends they see, their own educational journeys, or tips and tools they find particularly helpful. We hope you enjoy their stories as they share them each month.
This page will serve an index; you can always return here to find the influencers who have contributed their thoughts. Just bookmark this page at https://literacybeat.com/2016/03/20/meet-the-influencers/ or https://literacybeat.com/category/influencers/ to call up all the posts as a group.
The influencer banner, above, is adapted from an image titled, “Globe, Lights, Blog” by Jisc (CC BY 3.0).
March 2016: The first in our influencers and thought-leaders series is Kathy Schrock. In this post, Kathy tells the story of how she came to realize the value of curated content for educators. Meet Kathy on Literacy Beat.
April 2016: Don Leu describes the Online Research and Comprehension Assessment (ORCA). Meet Don on Literacy Beat.
May 2016: Sylvia Martinez talks about the Maker Movement. Meet Sylvia on Literacy Beat.
January 2017: Peggy Semingson, assistant professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Texas at Arlington.
If you would like to suggest an influencer for this series, please contact DeVere (link will take you to iaieus.com/contact-iaie) and use the word “influencer” in the subject line.