Alex Corbitt

Alex Corbitt
Boston College, USA | BC · Lynch School of Education

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Introduction
Alex Corbitt (@Alex_Corbitt) taught middle grades language arts for five years in the Bronx, New York. He is now a PhD candidate at the Boston College Lynch School of Education and Human Development. His research focuses on new literacies, identity, gaming, and speculative fiction.
Education
September 2018 - May 2023
Boston College, USA
Field of study
  • Curriculum and Instruction
September 2012 - May 2013
Fordham University
Field of study
  • Secondary Literacies

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Publications (6)
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The emergence of e-literature-texts created on and for digital devices has coincided with innovative, transgressive methods of storytelling. Pry, an iOS-based text, exemplifies e-literature's potential to rethink traditional narrative conventions. Rather than depict the real world as we experience it (i.e. mimesis), Pry features metaleptic elements...
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Like many progressive schools, Alex Corbitt's school in the Bronx tries to carefully balance the federal accountability mandates of standardized test scores with authentic teaching and learning. Within the confines of state mandates, Alex's school has encouraged him to create a Teen Activism course. In this class, the kids decided that they wanted...
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Students can develop rhetorical techniques that promote productive online discourse. In this chapter, two teachers reflect on a series of digital argument activities as they worked together to refine their understandings of ethical digital rhetoric.
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School systems in the U.S., particularly in urban contexts, often mirror, reinforce, and maintain the systemic oppression that exists outside classroom walls. As teachers committed to justice and equity, the authors attempted to resist the historically oppressive institution of schooling and imagine new possibilities for learning. The authors found...