December 3, 7:00-8:00 PM EST
Presented by Lester Laminack and Katie Kelly
When the reader stands in their own worldview, unable to see or conceive of any other perspective, a book can be a bridge. The right book, at the right time, can span the divide between where the reader stands in this moment and alternate views, new ideas, and options not yet considered. As a bridge, the book enables a reader to span the divide between their current thoughts, views, beliefs, or attitudes about and living in the world. Together we will explore a collection of children’s literature that can help students speak freely, think deeply, and take action.
In this virtual workshop,Lester and Katie will…
- share a collection of recommended books for expanding perspectives
- explore the importance of read alouds as a shared experience to build classroom community
- offer an instructional framework to encourage students to speak freely, think deeply, and take action
- invite participants to engage in their own exploration of critical issues that can lead to critical conversations and action
- suggest tips for doing this work in both face-to-face and online learning spaces.
10% of webinar proceeds will go to Teaching Tolerance, whose mission is to help teachers and schools educate children and youth to be active participants in a diverse society. You can learn more by clicking here <https://www.splcenter.org/teaching-tolerance%22%20%5Ct%20%22_blank
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.