The New Literacies Collaborative (NLC) is a multidisciplinary team of researchers and educators who promote research, professional development and global connections around new literacies. This field emerges from the theoretical and practical intersection of literacy, evolving technologies and media. NLC scholars develop innovative solutions to current educational problems, responding to the ways new technologies are changing learning environments. Our work includes designing and delivering professional development for teachers about new literacies, creating game-based learning environments, developing new approaches to teaching and learning in digital history, and investigating new approaches to teaching struggling readers across cultural contexts.
The latest book from Hiller Spires, Ph.D., Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor and executive director of the Friday Institute, helps teachers build students’ discipline-specific knowledge through project-based inquiry and disciplinary literacy.
Hiller Spires and Erin Krupa have been awarded a two-year, $450,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to expand Project Based Inquiry (PBI) Global to address STEM learning.
Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Hiller Spires, Ph.D., has been to China more than a dozen times, but a study abroad course this spring gave her a new perspective as students learned about education and cultivated relationships during the 3-city tour.