March 11, 2021 7:00-8:00 PM EST
Presented by Vicki Vinton and Maria Nichols
The great educator Paolo Friere was a proponent of what he called a “humanizing education,” one where students become conscious of their presence in the world and are able to think and act with compassion as they develop both a moral compass and a sense of agency. This interactive session will explore how to humanize the teaching of reading by focusing on the critical role that read-alouds can play in developing students’ ability to read deeply and insightfully in a way that can help them better understand themselves, the world, and the human condition. We’ll look at the various ways that read alouds are implemented to consider the purpose of each, before zeroing in specifically on read alouds that invite students to construct their own understanding of a text with a minimal amount of teacher talk and scaffolding. Additionally we’ll share classroom examples of students exploring and discussing the meaning of texts so that participants can get a sense of what those discussions can look and sound like. And we’ll offer a handful of humanizing strategies that support the planning and facilitation of the kind of read alouds that honor students’ intellect while simultaneously building their love of reading.
10% of then proceeds will go to First Book. None of the proceeds go to the Literacy Consultants Coalition.
Can’t participate live? A link to the recording of the webinar will be sent to all paid participants and be available to watch for 30 days.
Webinar Cost Part 2: 25$