A Conversation with Blaine Smith

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Dr. Blaine Smith talks to us about creating classroom spaces that empower students, collaborating with adolescent learners to navigate and learn through multimodal literacies, and remixing projects to provide opportunities for learners to use digital literacies and share their thinking. Dr. Smith is an Associate Professor of New Literacies and Bi/Multilingual Immigrant Learners in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies, affiliate faculty with the Second Language and Teaching program, and the Co-Director of the Digital Innovation and Learning Lab in the College of Education at the University of Arizona.


Education research has a problem. The work of brilliant education researchers often doesn’t reach the practice of brilliant teachers. Classroom Caffeine is here to help. Each week, I invite a top education researcher to sit down and talk with teachers about what they have learned from years of study.

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