This page is a digital home for teachers and teacher educators to find resources about literacy in the disciplines. Resources include podcasts and video interviews. What does literacy look like in mathematics, science, art, history, and many other disciplines? Bookmark this page and subscribe to our feed to find out.
The Disciplinary Literacy Interview Project
Diane Lapp and Thomas DeVere Wolsey asked several literacy experts to interview professionals in other disciplines about the use of language in their fields and professions. Each interviewer was given a framework for the interview (you may download the Suggested Questions for Interviewers here) but each was free to adapt it or ask other questions, as the discussion unfolded. We also asked teachers to respond to these interviews and provide insights that they can put to use in their classrooms. Diane and DeVere are very grateful for the assistance of Alex Gonzalez in the creation of many of these multimedia resources. Come back often as we update the resources on this page in the coming months. If you are a literacy professional or an expert in another discipline who would like to contribute, please get in touch with us at http://iaieus.com/contact-iaie/
Click the title or the image, below, to visit the video and podcast collection for each of the disciplines featured on this page.
|Literacy in the Technology and Entertainment Fields
Alex Gonzalez interviews Paul Hill who works at Technicolor. Video.
Annaleah Enriquez, a health educator, responds. Podcast
|Literacy and the Arts
Barbara Moss interviews artist Liz Jardine. Video
Art teacher Tim Benson responds. Podcast.
|Literacy Meets Music
Teacher and musician Linda Lungren interviews musician Tim Peterson. Podcast.
A disciplinary approach to reading sheet music. Video resource from AdLit.
|Engineering Education, Design, STEM, Mechanical Engineering, & Literacy
Cynthia Brock, Cal Anderson, and Joe Assof discuss intersections of engineering, mathematics, and literacy. Part I video.
Cynthia Brock, Cal Anderson, and Joe Assof discuss teaching implications from Part I regarding engineering, mathematics, and literacy. Part II video.
Ian O’Byrne and Kurt Becker discuss engineering education, design, STEM, and literacy. Video.
Classroom examples: Joe Assof uses close reading to understand word problems. Middle school example video. High school example video.
|Students use the Language of Science
High-school student-created video: Cyberbridge
Reading a graph like a scientist. Video contributed by Josh Lawrence at the University of California, Irvine and AdLit.