Dr. Troy Hicks is a professor of English and education at Central Michigan University. He directs the Chippewa River Writing Project and collaborates with K–12 colleagues to explore how they implement newer literacies in their classrooms. Dr. Hicks has authored dozens of resources including books, articles, chapters, blog posts, and other media broadly related to the teaching of literacy in our digital age. Contact him at .

Dr. Laura Gabrion is a Literacy Consultant at Wayne Regional Educational Service Agency. She is interested in disciplinary literacy pedagogy, writing self-efficacy research and application, and integrating technology to enhance instruction. She can be reached at .

Kathy Lester is a certified School Librarian at East Middle School in Plymouth, Michigan. She is President- Elect, 2021-2022, for the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). She is also an American Library Association (ALA) Councilor at Large and a member of the ALA Committee for Library Advocacy and the ALA Library Ecosystem Subcommittee. She is a current board member and past president of the Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME) and a member of the Michigan Library Association (MLA) Advocacy and Legislative Committee. She can be reached at .

Andy Schoenborn is an award-winning author and high school English teacher in Michigan at Clare Public Schools. He focuses his work on progressive literacy methods including student-centered critical thinking, digital collaboration, and professional development. He is a past-president of the Michigan Council of Teachers of English, Vice President for the Michigan Reading Association, and Teacher Consultant for the Chippewa River Writing Project. Contact him at .



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