Developing Metaliterate Learners: A Rousing SUNY Conversation in the Disciplines

The December 17 and January 12 posts here on this blog discuss and link to materials from an event held on Friday, December 13,  when approximately 50 librarians, faculty members, instructional technologists, and others gathered together for a SUNY grant-funded Conversation in the Disciplines. It was entitled Developing Metaliterate Learners: Transforming Literacy Across Disciplines. There were lots of “aha” moments. One that really struck a chord was a comment by Rick Fogarty, Associate Professor of History, on the morning panel.  He mentioned that the Greek meaning of “meta” is “after,” although it is used in a somewhat different manner today. He pointed out that metaliteracy is what comes after literacy, which gives us much to mull over. These pictures perhaps convey the energy of the event. (Thank you to Ashley Smolinski and Kelsey Moak, event photographers.)

Photo by Ashley Smolinskli

Irina Holden, Deborah Bernnard, Tor Loney

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Tom Mackey and Trudi Jacobson

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Carleen Huxley, Mike Youngs, Rick Fogarty

Attendees at the Conversation in the Disciplines

Attendees at the Conversation in the Disciplines

IMG_4922Michele Forte introducing the afternoon reaction panel: Tor Loney, Ashley Smolinksi, Karen Mahar, and Paige Jaeger

Randy Hensley, afternoon keynote speaker

Randy Hensley, afternoon keynote speaker

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