The Teaching & Learning Inquiry Group views our current pandemic reality as an opportunity to rethink and reshape education in order to ensure that classrooms are just and equitable places for every child and that teachers are empowered to be critical thinkers, decision makers and designers of authentic, meaningful and engaging instruction.
The group further believes that this rethinking will inevitably require sustained and deep transformative change, which needs to begin with acknowledging that the status quo- which is rooted in systemic racism that dehumanizes black and brown children and the standardization that comes with that- has simply not worked for too many children and too many teachers. And to delve into what that change could or might look like, “Inquiry into Action” subgroups have been formed to first explore all the many ways that schools and schooling might need to be rethought or reshaped and then to share their findings with other educators.
Currently the “Inquiry into Action” subgroups have begun to explore what transformative change might look like within the context of the following topics:
- Early Childhood: True Play (facilitated by Renee Dinnerstein and Hannah Schneewind)
- Poetry: Radical Love and Writing for Identity and Community Formation (facilitated by Carla Espana, Aeriale Johnson, and Georgia Heard)
The Inquiry Group meetings are open to all Literacy Consultant’s Coalition members. To join a group or attend a single meeting, please reach out to the subgroup facilitator.
To find out more or contact any of the facilitators please contact us here and we will reply shortly.