WBRA: Critical Literacy at the Intersections of Sport and Society
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Love them or loathe them, the prominence of sports in schools and society is undeniable. Accounting for sports culture in the secondary English language arts classroom offers teachers a wealth of possibilities for advancing literacy teaching and learning. This interactive Web seminar, from the coeditors of Developing Contemporary Literacies through Sports: A Guide for the English Classroom(available October 2016), will explore the ways teachers can foster critical literacy practices—including methods and perspectives used to examine issues of power, privilege, and marginalization in texts and the world around us—by engaging students in the meaningful study of sports culture. Incorporating a variety of print and nonprint texts, we will consider multiple dimensions of critical literacy, examine pertinent issues made prevalent through sports, and provide teachers with lesson ideas and approaches to support students as they investigate the pros and cons of the United States' cultural emphasis on sports.
Luke Rodesiler, a former high school English teacher and coach, is currently an assistant professor of secondary education at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne. He is a teacher consultant with the Red Cedar Writing Project, and his scholarly interests revolve around the role of popular cultures—including sports culture—in the English language arts classroom, media literacy education, and nontraditional forms of teacher professional development. His work has been published through various academic outlets, including English Education, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, English Journal, and Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education.
Alan Brown is an assistant professor of English education in the Department of Education at Wake Forest University. He is a former high school English teacher and basketball coach who now teaches undergraduate and graduate courses related to English education, literacy education, adolescent literature, and educational leadership. He has been published in various academic journals in the fields of English education, literacy education, and athletics, and he guest coedited a themed issue of English Journal titled “A Whole New Ballgame: Sports and Culture in the English Classroom.”