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RSVP for a Special Guest Lecture with Dr. Shirley Steinberg

IUME is excited to announce that Dr. Shirley Steinberg, Research Professor of Youth Studies at the University of Calgary and Consulting Professor and Director of the Institute of Youth and Community Research at the University of the West of Scotland, will be speaking at Teachers College! Dr. Steinberg has published countless books on youth culture, and her upcoming talk is entitled "Islamic Youth as Political Pawns: Critically Deconstructing Fear and Media.

To RSVP for Dr. Steinberg's lecture, please click here.

IUME Director Ernest Morrell's NCTE Presidential Address Published

IUME Director Ernest Morrell's 2014 NCTE Presidential Address has just been published by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Morrell served as NCTE President from 2013-2014, and at this year's annual conference in Boston, he gave the annual President Address as a capstone to the conference. Congratulations once again for completing his Presidential year at NCTE and leading--and inspiring--tens of thousands of English teachers nationwide!

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to read the recently published speech on the NCTE website and click here to watch a recorded video of his speech on the IUME YouTube channel.

Learn More About IUME's Literacy Teachers Initiative (LTI) Project

 IUME was excited to announce the launch of the Literacy Teachers Initiative (LTI) Project in spring, 2012. Since then, we have partnered with dynamic elementary and middle school teachers from Harlem and Brooklyn in an effort to collaboratively work toward finding increased pedagogical methods for students. The LTI Project is led by Dr. Jodene Morrell of Teachers College. We have grown in number and ideas each year, received competitive research grants, presented at Teachers College and state, national, and international conferences, and written for publication.

Check out our LTI page for more information and check out the biographies of the Teacher Fellows here!

Welcome to our newest IUME Postdoctoral and Faculty Fellows!

We are excited to welcome our newest group of accomplished and innovative IUME Fellows who will be working with us this year. Our IUME Faculty Fellows include Dr. Brian Lozenski, from Metropolitan State University, and Deron Wallace, from the University of Cambridge. In addition, Teachers College's Minority Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Monique Lane, from the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), will also be be a part of IUME research this year.

Learn more about them on our Faculty Fellow page and Postdoctoral Fellow page.

Learn More about the Youth Historians in Harlem Program!

The Youth Historians in Harlem (YHH) project, sponsored by IUME, is a new critical approach to teaching history in urban schools in Harlem, focusing on empowering minority youth through their own cultural experiences, involving students in the practice of "doing" history through guided projects, programs, and participatory action research. YHH seeks to increase students' interest in history through innovative and engaging pedagogical approaches that help them become historians, researching the rich historical past of ‘their’ Harlem community. While YHIH seeks to advance the historical knowledge of education in Harlem, above all, our project seeks to make history relevant to urban students and help increase academic achievement. To learn more about this exciting project, visit the official website here.

Subscribe to our IUME YouTube Channel!

Have you visited the official IUME YouTube page recently? Want to learn more about IUME? Make sure to stop by our YouTube page here and watch a few of our videos and subscribe!. Not only do we keep a collection of IUME events and Colloquia, but our video team prepares short clips on critical research. The most recent Beyond Bullying presentation is now available, as is our December Colloquium and other great clips that should be shared!

In our increasingly digital and mutlimodal era, we believe strongly in collaborative educational content, so make sure to check back often and subscribe to your channel.


Publications > Dr. Morrell's Talks

Dr. Morrell's Talks

IUME Director Ernest Morrell travels extensively across the United States, giving talks and working with educators at each level of schooling on how to critical engage students of color as well as on his research on critical literacy. Dr. Morrell's talks are listed below:

Upcoming Talks for Dr. Morrell

February 6, 2013:
Teachers College Reading and Writing Project

February 7, 2013: University of Pennsylvania

February 22, 2013: Nebraska Reading Association

March 3, 2013: California League of Schools

March 8, 2013: Nassau Community College

March 9, 2013: Rhode Island Writing Project

March 14, 2013: Conference on College Composition and Communication

April 21, 2013: International Reading Association

April 28, 2013: American Educational Research Association

June 12, 2013: Northern Illinois University

Previous Talks:

January 13, 2012: Baylor Independent School, Chattanooga, TN

January 21, 2012: The Unsung Heroes Breakfast, Berklee College, Boston, MA

January 23, 2012: Zaner Bloser Handwriting Conference, Washington, DC

January 27, 2012: Wake Up Charlotte! conference for KIPP schools, Charlotte, NC

February 15, 2012: Pikes Township Schools, Indianapolis, IN

February 24, 2012: NCTE Assembly for Research, Tuscaloosa, AL

March 20, 2012: DreamYard Project, Bronx, NY

March 24, 2012: NYCORE conference, New York, NY

April 28, 2012: Social Justice Conference, SUNY New Paltz

May 2, 2012: Teaching Edge Series, IRA Conference, Chicago, IL

June 2, 2012: New York City Writing Project Conference, New York, NY

June 3, 2012: UNC Library Conference, Chapel Hill, NC

2011 National Writing Project's Urban Sites Network Conference

Dr. Morrell examines the relationships between language, literacy, culture, and power in society in his keynote speech

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