Education Alum Earns John Lovas Award As Part of Marginal Syllabus

By Caitlin Burns | July 1, 2019

School of Education alumna Christina Cantrill ’14MEd, associate director for national programs at the National Writing Project in Berkeley, Ca., is a member of the Marginal Syllabus team named the 2019 recipient of the John Lovas Award for an outstanding online project devoted to academic pursuits.

The National Writing Project brings together the nation’s educators to create sustained efforts to improve writing and learning for all learners. Cantrill, on behalf of the National Writing Project, works with members of the University of Colorado Denver, Aurora Public Schools/Denver Writing Project and Hypothesis to create Marginal Syllabus, which collaborates with authors whose writing may be considered marginal to dominant education and schooling norms. These online works are used host and curate conversations among educators via open web annotation.

According to the John Lovas Award project proposal, Marginal Syllabus “uses open and collaborative web annotation to spark social reading and public writing about literacy, equity, and education.”

The John Lovas Award is sponsored by Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, an open-access online peer-reviewed journal.