YanceyIn this session, former NCTE President Kathleen Blake-Yancey talks about the growing importance of reading and writing in our time, how technology is impacting our thinking of how to best teach literacy, and the exciting complexities of this moment in history.

Guest Author: Kathleen Blake-Yancey
Date: April 9, 2009
Series: PLP Live Events

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PLP Live is a series of engaging interviews with authors about their books and their takes on technology and the 21st century.

About the author

Kathleen Blake-Yancey is past president of the National Council of Teachers of English and author of “Writing in the 21st Century,” a report calling teachers to action to help students become the citizen writers of our country.

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Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Learning Practice. She works with schools and districts from around the world helping them to infuse technology into their curriculums and by leading other digital conversion efforts. Sheryl also consults with governments, educational organizations and non-profits in development of their various professional learning initiatives. Sheryl is a sought-after presenter at national and international events, speaking on topics related to digital and online learning, teacher and educational leadership, online community building, and other educational issues impacting children of poverty. Sheryl served on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Board of Directors for six years. She co-authored The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age with Lani Ritter Hall. Sheryl has four children and four grandsons, Luke, Logan, Levi and Tanner and a trio of dachshunds. You can find out more on her blog and on Twitter @snbeach.

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