S1 E34 - A Living, Breathing Space for Stories that Wonder, Stories that Matter - J. Elizabeth Clark

(Part 2/2) J. Elizabeth Clark, Professor of English at LaGuardia Community College, is a poet and author of children’s and young adult literature. In our conversation with Liz, she shares that she’s an avid scuba diver with a strong interest in teaching about science, climate change, and the ocean through her writing. Liz is a pioneer for ePortfolios at LAGCC and has served as a member of LaGuardia’s ePortfolio team for nearly 20 years with an “interest in the role of technology and how it is changing how and what we write (and read!).” Hear how she and other professors at LaGuardia use portfolios as a way for students to build a library of ideas to repurpose and recapture them, the importance of anti-racist pedagogy and labor-based contract grading which places a positive, more inclusive approach to how students receive their grades.

Episode Notes

During the conversation with Liz Clark, a book was referenced but at that time the title could not be recalled. The book is Earl Swift's Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island.

Additional resources recommended by Liz include:
Kale Williams: The Loneliest Polar Bear
Ian Urbina's The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier
Jeff Goodell's The Water Will Come
Jill Heinerth's, Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver.
Paul Nicklen's photography for beautiful, devastating images of how our ocean world is changing.
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