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The NCTE Language Arts podcast, "Conversation Currents," presents interviews with noted educators discussing current research and practice in the language arts. A new mp3 podcast accompanies each bimonthly issue of Language Arts, published by the National Council of Teachers of English. The music for this podcast ("Funky Monkey") was composed and performed by Branden Lisi and is ℗ & © 2011 Branden Lisi.

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The NCTE Language Arts podcast, "Conversation Currents," presents interviews with noted educators discussing current research and practice in the language arts. A new mp3 podcast accompanies each bimonthly issue of Language Arts, published by the National Council of Teachers of English. The music for this podcast ("Funky Monkey") was composed and performed by Branden Lisi and is ℗ & © 2011 Branden Lisi.

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NCTE Language Arts Podcast

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The NCTE Language Arts podcast, "Conversation Currents," presents interviews with noted educators discussing current research and practice in the language arts. A new mp3 podcast accompanies each bimonthly issue of Language Arts, published by the National Council of Teachers of English. The music for this podcast ("Funky Monkey") was composed and performed by Branden Lisi and is ℗ & © 2011 Branden Lisi.

Students as Writers and Composers: Workshopping in the Digital Age

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In the Conversation Currents for the January 2015 issue of Language Arts, Troy Hicks and Franki Sibberson, two educators who actively integrate technology into their language arts teaching, as well as into their work in teacher professional development, discuss what happens when we think of writing workshop as a structure for supporting students as composers.

Dec 22 2014

30mins

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The Arts in Language Arts

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In the Conversation Currents for the November 2014 issue of Language Arts, the LA editors talk with Sir Ken Robinson about the arts, creativity, passion, and innovation in education.

Oct 17 2014

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Language Brokering and Translanguaging in School

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In the Conversation Currents for the May 2014 issue of Language Arts, Marjorie Faulstich Orellana (UCLA) and Ofelia Garcia (The Graduate Center, CUNY) discuss translanguaging and new ways of thinking about the crossing of linguistic borders, and about exciting new ways to consider the language resources children bring to classrooms and other educational settings.

Apr 18 2014

52mins

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Learning from Families and Communities

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Catherine Compton-Lilly and Eve Gregory share their latest research involving family members, communities, and the uncovering of varied literacy practices sprinkled throughout homes, faith-based organizations, and community centers. They talk about the reciprocal nature of children's literacy learning and how what is learned at home comes into school, and what is learned in school also shows up for the children as they interact with family members at home.

Jun 24 2013

40mins

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On Discourse and Language Learning

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David Bloome (The Ohio State University) and Arlette Willis (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) discuss discourse and language learning.

Aug 16 2013

37mins

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NCTE's 2013 Outstanding Educators: Yvonne and David Freeman

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In a special bonus Conversation Currents podcast, Language Arts editors talk with Yvonne (Bonnie) and David Freeman, Professors Emeriti at the University of Texas Brownsville, recipients of NCTE's 2013 Outstanding Educators in the English Language Arts Award.

Dec 16 2013

35mins

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Story, Relationships, and Healthy Eating: An Interview with Chef Kevin Gillespie

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Language Arts editors talk with chef Kevin Gillespie about his involvement with local farmers and communities in promoting quality ingredients in cooking, his participation in food activist organizations, and how these issues relate to families and schools.

Feb 26 2013

25mins

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Interrupting the Single Story: LGBT Issues in the Language Arts Classroom

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Jill Hermann-Wilmarth and Caitlin Ryan discuss their work and the importance of including LGBT topics in elementary language arts classrooms, even when doing so is hard.

Dec 14 2012

35mins

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Create Partnerships, Not Programs

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JoBeth Allen, from the University of Georgia, and Valerie Kinloch, from The Ohio State University, talk about their thoughts and experiences working with families and communities.

Apr 24 2013

44mins

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Digital Storyworlds: Transmedia Literature in the ELA Classroom

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In the Conversation Currents for the November 2013 issue of Language Arts, three author/educators--Kate Pullinger, Amanda Havard, and Melanie Hundley--discuss the emerging field of transmedia literature for children and adolescents and the role of these texts in English language arts classrooms.

Oct 21 2013

36mins

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Final Thoughts from the LA Editors

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In the final Conversation Currents (for the July 2016 issue of Language Arts), coeditors Peggy Albers, Amy Seely Flint, Teri Holbrook, and Laura May reflect on their process and journey as LA editors from 2011 to 2016. They share their surprises, favorites, and insights and recall important moves they made as an editorial team.

Jul 11 2016

23mins

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Biliteracy in Schools and Communities

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In the Conversation Currents for the May 2016 issue of Language Arts, guest coeditor Iliana Reyes (research scientist at CINVESTAV, Mexico City, and associated faculty in Language, Reading, and Culture at the University of Arizona) talks with Nancy H. Hornberger (University of Pennsylvania) about the continua of biliteracy and how teachers have used it to better acknowledge student language as a resource.

Jun 07 2016

37mins

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Teaching ELA: An International Comparative Perspective

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In the Conversation Currents for the November 2015 issue of Language Arts, Robyn Seglem and Mark Conley talk with Marc Tucker about his views on English language arts instruction in an international comparative context.

Nov 04 2015

35mins

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Creativity--An Investment

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In the Conversation Currents for the May 2015 issue of Language Arts, Robert J. Sternberg of Cornell University talks about ways to encourage creativity in the classroom, especially in an age of Common Core State Standards.

Apr 28 2015

19mins

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Considering Informational Texts

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In the Conversation Currents for the March 2015 issue of Language Arts, Robert J. Sternberg of Cornell University talks about ways to encourage creativity in the classroom, especially in an age of Common Core State Standards.

Feb 27 2015

36mins

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Students as Writers and Composers: Workshopping in the Digital Age

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In the Conversation Currents for the January 2015 issue of Language Arts, Troy Hicks and Franki Sibberson, two educators who actively integrate technology into their language arts teaching, as well as into their work in teacher professional development, discuss what happens when we think of writing workshop as a structure for supporting students as composers.

Dec 22 2014

30mins

Play

The Arts in Language Arts

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In the Conversation Currents for the November 2014 issue of Language Arts, the LA editors talk with Sir Ken Robinson about the arts, creativity, passion, and innovation in education.

Oct 17 2014

26mins

Play

Co-researching with and among Children and Youth

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In the Conversation Currents for the September 2014 issue of Language Arts, Nadjwa Norton (City College, CUNY) and Heather Oesterreich (New Mexico State University) discuss how they got started with children as co-researcher methodologies and the challenges and tensions in this work.

Aug 19 2014

50mins

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Language Brokering and Translanguaging in School

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In the Conversation Currents for the May 2014 issue of Language Arts, Marjorie Faulstich Orellana (UCLA) and Ofelia Garcia (The Graduate Center, CUNY) discuss translanguaging and new ways of thinking about the crossing of linguistic borders, and about exciting new ways to consider the language resources children bring to classrooms and other educational settings.

Apr 18 2014

52mins

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Teacher Performance Assessments in Chicago and Beyond

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In the Conversation Currents for the January 2014 issue of Language Arts, John Barker, Chief Accountability Officer for Chicago Public Schools' (CPS) Office of Accountability, and Mark Conley, professor at the University of Memphis, discuss teacher performance assessments.

Dec 16 2013

47mins

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NCTE's 2013 Outstanding Educators: Yvonne and David Freeman

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In a special bonus Conversation Currents podcast, Language Arts editors talk with Yvonne (Bonnie) and David Freeman, Professors Emeriti at the University of Texas Brownsville, recipients of NCTE's 2013 Outstanding Educators in the English Language Arts Award.

Dec 16 2013

35mins

Play

Digital Storyworlds: Transmedia Literature in the ELA Classroom

Podcast cover
Read more
In the Conversation Currents for the November 2013 issue of Language Arts, three author/educators--Kate Pullinger, Amanda Havard, and Melanie Hundley--discuss the emerging field of transmedia literature for children and adolescents and the role of these texts in English language arts classrooms.

Oct 21 2013

36mins

Play

On Discourse and Language Learning

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David Bloome (The Ohio State University) and Arlette Willis (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) discuss discourse and language learning.

Aug 16 2013

37mins

Play

Learning from Families and Communities

Podcast cover
Read more
Catherine Compton-Lilly and Eve Gregory share their latest research involving family members, communities, and the uncovering of varied literacy practices sprinkled throughout homes, faith-based organizations, and community centers. They talk about the reciprocal nature of children's literacy learning and how what is learned at home comes into school, and what is learned in school also shows up for the children as they interact with family members at home.

Jun 24 2013

40mins

Play

Create Partnerships, Not Programs

Podcast cover
Read more
JoBeth Allen, from the University of Georgia, and Valerie Kinloch, from The Ohio State University, talk about their thoughts and experiences working with families and communities.

Apr 24 2013

44mins

Play

Story, Relationships, and Healthy Eating: An Interview with Chef Kevin Gillespie

Podcast cover
Read more
Language Arts editors talk with chef Kevin Gillespie about his involvement with local farmers and communities in promoting quality ingredients in cooking, his participation in food activist organizations, and how these issues relate to families and schools.

Feb 26 2013

25mins

Play

Interrupting the Single Story: LGBT Issues in the Language Arts Classroom

Podcast cover
Read more
Jill Hermann-Wilmarth and Caitlin Ryan discuss their work and the importance of including LGBT topics in elementary language arts classrooms, even when doing so is hard.

Dec 14 2012

35mins

Play

Aligning Instruction to Developmental Needs in Critical and Digital Literacies

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Jackie Marsh and Vivian Vasquez discuss how teachers can use kid-watching to discover individual children's patterns of development as they engage in reading, writing, critical literacies, and digital literacies in and out of school settings.

Oct 16 2012

33mins

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Learning Local and Global Literacies from Students and Families

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Sonia Nieto and K. C. Nat Turner, both from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, share their experiences with community-school collaborations and the transformative possibilities that occur when the relationships offer bi-directional opportunities for learning.

Aug 23 2012

19mins

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Writing: A Mode of Thinking

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Language Arts editors talk with Danling Fu and Jane Hansen about writing, the thinking that needs to be made visible, the roles of evaluation in writing, and writing across disciplines.

Jul 03 2012

28mins

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