Barbara Vokatis presents at American Educational Research Association annual meeting

Barbara Vokatis from the Department of Elementary Education and Reading presented two papers at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA) in Toronto, Canada.

On April 6, she presented an individual paper co-authored with her colleague from the University at Albany, Jianwei Zhang. The title of the presentation was: “Dialogic Literacy Enabled by Cross-community Interactions in Scientific Knowledge Building.” This study aims to provide the description of an example of scientific knowledge building, through literacy, to inform implementation of new learning standards.

She also presented a paper in a symposium titled “Materiality meets multimodality.” Her presentation in the symposium was titled “This Is My iPad!”: Reconfiguring Dialogic Reading in Parent-Child Interactions with iPad Ebooks.”