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C&I kicks off first Speaker Series event of the year with Dr. Kris Gutierrez

Gutierrez.JPGThe Department of Curriculum and Instruction's Speaker Series brings nationally recognized researchers to CEHD to engage faculty and students in discussions on the most pressing issues in teaching and learning. Next week, C&I presents Dr. Kris Gutiérrez who will offer a workshop for CI graduate students and a public talk open to all.

Dr. Kris Gutiérrez
Professor of Literacy and Learning sciences
At the University of Colorado in Boulder

September 20, 2012

New Directions in Literacy Research: Methodological and Theoretical Considerations
workshop for graduate students
9 - 11:30 am in Peik Hall, Room 355
(Space is limited. Please register with Beth Dillard,

When Everyday and School-based Learning Grow into One Another
public talk
12 - 1 pm in Fraser Hall, Room 102 *

Dr. Gutiérrez serves as the Inaugural Provost's Chair at the University of Colorado, Boulder and is the past president of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Her research interests address the relationship between literacy, culture and learning, and target how students appropriate cultural concepts. Specifically, her work focuses on the processes by which people negotiate meaning in culturally organized contexts, using language and literacies that are embedded within socio-historical traditions. Issues of equity and excellence are recurrent themes in her work.

For more information about Dr. Gutiérrez and her research, please see her faculty profile page.

* Note: The public talk has been moved to Fraser Hall since the first announcement to accommodate a larger audience.

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