Bartels, Banks Join Kentucky BLTN Spring Meeting

May 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Faculty Notes, Spring 2014

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Kentucky BLTN members met on a beautiful spring day in Lexington, Kentucky, to showcase successful exchanges and anticipate the coming summer at Bread Loaf. Emily Bartels hosted the meeting in collaboration with Fayette County Publics represented by Elizabeth Tronoski and The Fund for Transforming Kentucky represented by Renee Boss. The showcase featured the outstanding work of Fayette, Woodford, and Jefferson County Schools with student presenters and co-presenters from five high schools in Kentucky. Adam Banks, Director of Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Studies at the University of Kentucky in Lexington and Bread Loaf’s Rocky Gooch Visiting Professor of 2014-2015, introduced the group to concepts of multimodality in a brief conversation about his work and the course he will co-teach with Andrea Lunsford this summer: Writing, Technologies, and Digital Cultures.

Following are the day’s presentations along with the presenters:

  • Page to Stage: Poetry as Theatre, presented by Laura Benton and Christopher McCurry with students Timothy and Haley
  • Our Write Knights: Opening a High School Writing Center, presented by Nell Whitman and Nathan Spalding with students Sophia and Abby
  • Critical Digital Spaces, presented by Susannah Kilbourne with students Malik and Larik
  • •Collaboration + Creativity = Connected Teachers & Students, presented by Renee Boss and Sherri McPherson
  • • Quality vs. Quantity, presented by Matt Kramer and Mark Buzzee
  • • Food Lit and Navajo Kentuckians: From a Seed to a Forest, presented by Brent Peters with student Irvin

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