The 2017-18 Syllabus

The 2017-18 Marginal Syllabus is hosted by the National Writing Project and Educator Innovator. To view a version of the syllabus via Google Docs click here.

Dates Reading/Annotating
(Note: links to readings will be available here when event begins)
Related events
October 2-6: Voice and Participation How Young Activists Deploy Digital Tools for Social Change

Blog post by Henry Jenkins, DML Central Excerpt from Chapter 2: Youth Culture, Youth PracticesFrom Participatory culture in a networked era: A conversation on youth, learning, commerce, and politics. By Henry Jenkins, Mizuto Ito, and danah boyd. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Polity Press, 2016. Used with permission.
October 5 & 6, 2017:

2017 Digital Media and Learning Conference keynotes (recorded livestreams available)

November 6-10: Reimagining Civic Participation Civic Participation Reimagined: Youth Interrogation and Innovation in the Multimodal Public Sphere

By Nicole Mirra & Antero Garcia, Review of Research in Education, 41(1), pgs. 136-158, 2017. Used with permission.

November 7, 2017: Reimagining Youth Civic Engagement @ CLTV
Join Nicole Mirra and Antero Garcia for a conversation about their article. They are joined by the co-founders of Marginal Syllabus, Remi Kalir and Joe Dillon.
December 4-8: Critical Literacy In and Out of School Critical Literacy and Our Students’ Lives

By Linda Christensen, Voices From the Middle, 24(3),  pg. 16. 2017. Used with permission.

December 5, 2017: Critical Literacy and Our Students’ Lives @ CLTV
Join Linda Christensen for a conversation with fellow educators Andrea Zellner and Kevin Hodgson about her article. They are joined by the co-founders of Marginal Syllabus, Remi Kalir and Joe Dillon.
January 8-12: Defining Political Equality Chapter 2: Night Teaching

From Our declaration: A reading of the Declaration of Independence in defense of equality by Danielle Allen. Published by WW Norton & Company, 2014. Used with permission.

Declaration of Independence: A Transcription

February 5-9: Educating for Democracy Educating for democracy in a partisan age: Confronting the challenges of motivated reasoning and misinformation

By Joseph Kahne and Benjamin Bowyer. American Educational Research Journal 54.1, pgs. 3-34, 2017.

February 6, 2018: Educating for Democracy in a Partisan Age @CLTV Join Joe Kahne for a conversation with educator Charlene Doland and co-founders of Marginal Syllabus Remi Kalir and Joe Dillon for a conversation about media literacy.
March 5-9: Critical Media Literacy in the Classroom The Stories They Tell: Mainstream Media, Pedagogies of Healing, and Critical Media Literacy

By April Baker-Bell, Raven Jones Stanbrough, and Sakeena Everett. English Education, 49(2), 130, 2017.

March 6, 2018: The Stories They Tell @ CLTV 
Join April Baker-Bell, Raven Jones-Stanbrough, and Sakeena Everett, the authors of “The Stories They Tell: Mainstream Media, Pedagogies of Healing, and Critical Media Literacy,” for a conversation about the ways mainstream media reinforce white supremacy and anti-blackness. The authors are joined by educator-scholars Cherise McBride and Nicole Mirra and the co-founders of Marginal Syllabus, Remi Kalir and Joe Dillon
April 2-6: Online Civic and Political Dialogue Educating Youth for Online Civic and Political Dialogue: A Conceptual Framework for the Digital Age

By Erica Hodgin. Journal of Digital and Media Literacy, June 2016.

April 3, 2018: Educating Youth for Online Civic and Political Dialogue @ CLTV
Join Erica Hodgin, author of “Educating Youth for Online Civic and Political Dialogue: A Conceptual Framework for the Digital Age,” for a conversation about ways educators can support youth in critically engaging online civic and political dialogue in this age of digital media and online communication. Hodgin is joined by Paul Oh and the co-founders of Marginal Syllabus, Remi Kalir and Joe Dillon.
May 7-11: Inquiry into Action across Content Areas Introduction, From Inquiry to Action: Civic Engagement with Project-Based Learning in All Content Areas

By Steven Zemelman. Published by Heinemann, 2016. Used with permission.

May 8, 2018: From Inquiry to Action @ CLTV