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Thursday, January 14 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Keynote: Beyond "Dead Channels": Hope, Activism, and Learning in a Participatory Age

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Antero Garcia is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at Colorado State University.

Prior to moving to Colorado, Antero was an English teacher at a public high school in South Central Los Angeles where he also co-founded the Critical Design and Gaming School – a public high school based around principles of gaming. Antero completed his Ph.D. in the Urban Schooling division of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Antero’s research focuses on developing critical literacies and civic identity through the use of participatory media and gameplay in formal learning environments.

In 2008 Antero co-developed the Black Cloud Game. A Digital Media and Learning Competition award recipient, the Black Cloud provoked students to take real time assessment of air quality in their community. Using custom-developed sensors that measure and send data about air quality, students critically analyzed the role pollution played in their daily lives and presented recommendations to their community.

Antero is a 2010-2011 and 2014-2015 U.S. Department of Education Teaching Ambassador Fellow, providing teacher input and feedback on national education policy initiatives.

Antero’s research has appeared in numerous journals including The Harvard Educational Review, Teachers College Record, and English Journal. He is the author of the books Critical Foundations in Young Adult Literature: Challenging Genres (Sense, 2013) and Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom (Digital Media Hub, 2014).

Updates about Antero's work can be found on his blog, The American Crawl and you can find Antero on Twitter.

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Antero Garcia

Stanford University

Thursday January 14, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am EST
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