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Greg McVerry

Greg it's nothing nefarious, but the market influence needs to be acknowledged. For met it is about efficacy. Learned from @scsu that dual enrollment provides a more equittable and community based solutions. Invest in schools not tests

Greg McVerry

@kpaciga being involved in me fundamentally rethink my view on literacy research. Especially if you want to take most procost benefit stance. . We became family, we shared stories, read stories, more importantly made OUR stories.

Greg McVerry

still blown away by graduating ceremony at @scsu . Over the last six years our scholars proved it.

Being a member of the team was probably the most important thing I have done to date as a scholar.

Some memories:

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When I was running all the social media channels for @scsu I tried to build in all the tools into our system. The one thing I missed would have been SMS syndication. When working with kids and parents often, fighting data caps, SMS has the greatest penetration. I ended up using @RemindHQ wonder if they would play nice.

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I get to teach High School classes!! #GearUpWorks #NHV #connectedlearning

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We held Β ourΒ first session ofΒ Power and Passion-Writing for Change as part of . I am always inspired by the scholars who join us.

This semester Gear Up New Haven is offering after school academic programs on our main campus. New Haven Public Schools has donated the transportation and SCSU has donated the faculty time to run classes in math, English, and the Arts.

As literacy and technology coordinator I curate the learnign opportunities in the literacy strand. Mainly I just show up and learn.

In our first session we completed a challengeΒ in the "Letters to the Next President" series. Specifically we completed a "Do Now" that had students define what it meant to be politically enaged. We recorded our definitions using iPads and I will be remixing these into a video.

Next week we will have two tasks:

Words have power. They are shaped by those with power to mantain a narrative and words provide power to the powerless. In our class this semster we are asking youth, "How will you use your words?"

Greg McVerry

Join Dr. McVerry Watching the State of the Union #GearUpWorks.

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There are two ways to join Dr. McVerry in watching the State of the Union Address.

You can use the public forum on to annotate, which means to take notes with students from around the country. Other people will see your work.Β 

It is important to engage in civics and politics. To sign up for an accountΒ go here.

People will also be sharing and talking about the State of the Union on Twitter. If you just want to watch and not participate publicly go to the Twitter feed here:Β 

Members of Gear Up New Haven can also join our live chatroom using Remind. Anyone with a cellphone who can text can join us to discuss the State of the Union Address live.

Directions on joining the chat room will be texted. Come say goodbye and celebrate the 44th President, Barak Obama.

Greg McVerry

Part 2: Participatory Culture in a Networked Era #digiwrimo

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Read Bottom Up

The first post in this series is here.

Greg McVerry

Participatory Culture in a Networked Era #digiwrimo

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Read Bottom Up