A&H in the City: STORRI, with Bob Fecho
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 03/01/2017
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Description/Abstract: A&H in the City: STORRI, with Bob Fecho, Monday, 3/27, 6-9pm

Please join us for the first 2017 A&H in the City event with TC English Education Professor and Program Director Bob Fecho. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage deeply with STORRI (School Tales: Online Research and Repository Initiative), a website initiated by Fecho to “attract, share, unpack, engage, and celebrate stories of ‘wobble’ that teachers tell about the complexity of contemporary classrooms.” Bob Fecho will guide participants through activities that emphasize the power of story in order to help teachers and professional development leaders embody a more reflective stance on the classroom.

Bob Fecho earned his Ph.D. in Reading, Writing, and Literacy from the University of Pennsylvania, his M.A. Ed. From Beaver College (now Arcadia University), and B.A. from the Pennsylvania State University. Since 1998, Bob has been a member of the faculty of the College of Education at the University of Georgia where, in addition to being a full professor, he has been a writing project director, program coordinator, and department head. His books include Teaching for the Students: Habits of Heart, Mind, and Practice in the Engaged Classroom and “Is This English?” Race, Language, and Culture in the Classroom, the latter of which received the James N. Britton Award (CEE/NCTE) recognizing exemplary studies published by English/language arts teachers. Bob has also received the Richard Meade Award for Education Research (CEE), as well as the Alan C. Purves Award (NCTE), which honors articles published in Research in the Teaching of English most likely to influence classroom practice. While at Teachers College, Bob will continue to focus on issues of language, identity, sociocultural perspectives, and dialogical pedagogy as they relate to adolescent literacy among marginalized populations.

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Art and Humanities and Gottesman Libraries.

See here for more information and to rsvp.

Where: 306 Russell