About Dr. Sara Kajder
Assistant Professor, English Education, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburg, PA
Sara Kajder, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh whose teaching has been anchored in assisting middle and high school students to connect out of school literacies with in school literacies – including helping students create multimodal texts, cultivate careful digital identities and engage in smart, action-forward learning communities. Regardless of the tool(s) we use, Kajder focuses on the uses of new literacies to affirm the literacies students bring into our classrooms, to produce knowledge, and to put students’ knowledge to work. Recipient of the National Technology Leadership Fellowship, she is the author of Adolescents’ Digital Literacies: Learning Alongside Our Students (2010), Bringing the Outside In (2006) and The Tech Savvy English Classroom (2004).