The NCTE Language Arts podcast, "Conversation Currents," presents interviews with noted educators discussing current research and practice in the language arts. A new mp3 podcast accompanies each bimonthly issue of Language Arts. Listen by clicking on the audio players below, or subscribe to the free podcast in the iTunes Store.
[The music for this podcast was written and performed by Branden Lisi and is © 2011 Branden Lisi.]September 2011:
Shaping Early Literacy Policy and PracticeRead the September 2011 issue
Conversation Currents: The Casualties of Policy on Early Literacy Development (35 min)Richard Allington and P. David Pearson
Richard Allington and P. David Pearson talk about the impact of policies on curricula and assessment, teacher practices, and the future of professional development. Donald Graves Remembered (27 min)Tom Romano and Penny Kittle
Tom Romano and Penny Kittle reminisce about their professional and personal relationships with Donald Graves, internationally known writing scholar in the language arts.