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The Marginal Syllabus convenes and sustains conversations with educators about issues of equity in teaching, learning, and education. Through author and organizational partnerships, and by using the web annotation platform Hypothesis, the Marginal Syllabus fosters a participatory and open experiment in professional learning for educators eager to join critical conversations about equity and education.

The Marginal Syllabus embraces an intentional political and technical double-entendre; we partner with authors whose writing may be considered marginal – or contrary – to dominant education narratives, and our online conversations occur in the margins of texts using web annotation.


News and Updates

December 6, 2017: From Kevin Hodgson, regular Marginal Syllabus participant, “Annotation Invitation: Critical Literacies and Student Stories

December 4, 2017: By Nicole Mirra, Marginal Syllabus partner author, her post-conversation reflection “Fostering Democratic Dialogue with Digital Annotation” via DML Central

November 9, 2017: Marginal Syllabus featured in Remi Kalir’s interview with the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast

October 20, 2017: Contribute to the Marginal Syllabus by celebrating the National Day on Writing! The Marginal Syllabus is:

October 12, 2017: Marginal Syllabus featured in Chronicle of Higher Education ProfHacker post by Maha Bali about “Collaborative Annotations You May Want to Join

September 19, 2017: We’re launching the 2017-18 Syllabus! Visit Educator Innovator to learn more about Starting at the Margins: An Invitation to Writing our Civic Futures

August 31, 2017: Listen to Marginal Syllabus organizers on NWP Radio.

Read these additional podcast resources, too.