Greetings! My name is Carl Young, and I am Chair of the English Education Special Interest Group (SIG) here at SITE. I am an assistant professor of English and Middle Grades Education at North Carolina State University, and I also serve as coeditor for the English section of Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, otherwise known as the CITE Journal.
While I have been involved with the SITE Conference and the CITE Journal for about eight years now, I began serving as Chair for the English Education SIG at the 2006 Conference.
If you are an English Educator with an interest in technology applications, I encourage you to join our SIG!
At the 2006 Conference, one of our goals as a SIG group was to compose and publish a position paper in which we, as leaders in technology and English Education, would consider how literacy should be (re)defined for current times in light of new and emerging technologies and their impact on language, literacy, and culture. While we have taken some initial steps with this initiative, there is still work to be completed, and I invite you to join us in Las Vegas and contribute to our efforts. I look forward to meeting you and collaborating soon!
Our meeting is Thursday, March 6th, 12:15 – 1:15 pm. The location is still yet to be determined, but I’ll post again with that information when it becomes available.