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June 16, 2017

CFP/Chapters – Book On Educational Technology And Teacher Education

Posting this on behalf of a colleague.

Call for Proposals for chapters for a forthcoming book!

Series Title: Literacy Research, Practice and Evaluation

Volume Title: Best Practices in Teaching Digital Literacies

Volume Number: 9

Volume Editors: Evan Ortlieb St. John’s University

Earl H. Cheek Jr. Louisiana State University

Peggy Semingson University of Texas at Arlington

Publication Schedule:

• Proposal June 30, 2017

• Proposal Decision July 3, 2017

• Draft October 1, 2017

• Reviewer Comments October 15, 2017

• Final Draft November 15, 2017

• Book Published July 1, 2018

• Figures/Tables <5 per chapter


The almost universal reliance upon digital tools for social, academic, and career development will only become more pronounced. Teacher education programs remain ill equipped to adequately prepare teaching professionals with the pedagogies to foster digital literacies. What is needed is a transformation of best practices towards teaching digital literacies so that teachers can meet the emerging needs of their students in today’s classrooms.

Where should teachers begin? What are the essentials of digital literacies within K-12 contexts? And how might we reimagine teacher education programs to optimally prepare teachers for working with technologically connected youth whose literacies are more complex, interconnected, and diverse as ever?

This volume aims to provide a research-based practical framework for teacher education programs to develop K-12 students’ digital literacies, providing a set of best practices in teaching digital literacies that promotes access to research-based pedagogies for immediate implementation in their classrooms.

Chapter Foci:

We seek chapters that focus on teaching one of the following digital literacy skills within teacher education (finding information, evaluating information, creating information, communicating information), or providing instructional support for bridging the home/school divide, multicultural literacy, or multimodal representations of literacy.

• Send a 250-500 word abstract of your proposed chapter including its context, theoretical lens, research findings, and how it adds to the extant literature on digital literacy; email addresses and CVs for all authors to by June 30, 2017

• Feel free to inquire about potential projects with the editorial team

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