By Dr. Jennifer Williams and Billy Spicer
Dr. Jennifer Williams is a globally minded educator that works with classrooms of the world to connect learning and experience. She is a literacy specialist, professor, and serves on the Board of Directors for the International Literacy Association.
Billy Spicer currently teaches in suburban Chicago. He serves students and teachers as an instructional coach. Prior to teaching in Lake Zurich he worked at Walt Disney World as a member of the Animal Programs department in educating and inspiring conservation action.
The following post follows in the structure of a Dialogue Journal. Dialogue Journals are wonderful ways for teachers and students to create rich written discourse. Within a Dialogue Journal, a teacher can write to a student and model mechanics and structure. Each entry is left asking a question or offering actionable direction. Students then are able to respond without concern for judgment or correction. In this dialogue, educators Jennifer Williams and Billy Spicer share their thoughts on literacy and education in the digital age.