Prof. Gomez conducted a research seminar entitled “Socially Situated Cognition: Two Learning Contexts and Consideration of Possibilities across Formal and Informal Spaces.” In the presentation, she described two socially situated learning contexts in which instruction aims to develop children who can design, analyze, problem solve, and critique their work, and the work of their peers. She also explained how discourse analytic framing (social semiotic analyses) can help describe and compare talk in classroom, afterschool and community programs, and online contexts.