Sara Kajder, PhD is an Associate Professor of English Education at the University of Georgia, a Professor in Residence, and a consultant for k-12 school systems across the US and Canada. A former middle and high school English teacher, her research centers on exploring both adolescents’ literacy practices and the classroom contexts which support, welcome and lever their affordances. She has published extensively in research and practitioner journals, edited collections and practitioner texts , including the seminar text Adolescents’ Literacies which was recognized with the NCTE James Britton Award. Dr. Kajder chairs the Georgia Children’s Book Awards (grades 4-8) Committee and proudly served on the Elizabeth A. Walden Awards committee through ALAN. A past chair of the NCTE Middle Level Section Steering Committee, Kajder just completed a six year co-editorship of the NCTE journal Voices from the Middle with Dr. Shelbie Witte at Oklahoma State University. She was recently recognized with the Carl Glickman Fellowship, the National Technology Leadership Fellowship, and the inaugural Divergent Award for Excellent in Literacy in a Digital Age Research.
General Session: (Re)Imagining ELA Class: Finding Our Joy, Our Purpose and Ourselves
- Unexpected Genres: Teaching Digital Writing in New Spaces
- What’s Next?: Teaching English NOW with Digital Tool