THE ILLINOIS WRITING PROJECT INVITES YOU TO A
NATIONAL DAY ON WRITING CELEBRATION
WRITING TO INTERRUPT INEQUITABLE PRACTICES:
TEACHER TALK AND STUDENT DISCOURSE IN SCHOOL SPACES
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 4-8 P.M.
FEATURED SPEAKER: DR. TONYA PERRY
Join us for this interactive presentation to learn more about the transformative power of culturally relevant, student-centered literacy education.
Informed literacy education is a transformative experience for any student, but how can teachers use it to address inequity in schools and the communities they serve? What classroom conditions should teachers cultivate to build robust, student-led discourse? How can teachers reassess their role in the classroom while staying grounded in a culturally relevant framework?
Dr. Tonya Perry's scholarship is at the forefront of these crucial discussions. She will present on the impact of literacy education as a means to interrupt inequitable practices in schools.
About the Speaker
Doctor Tonya Perry is a Professor of English Education at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Her research focuses on literacy instruction in schools, primarily in the areas of writing, urban education, and teacher preparation. She has published and presented extensively on using writing as a tool to impact student learning.
JOIN US FOR AN ITALIAN BUFFET DINNER
Jimmy's Place - 7411 W. Madison St., Forest Park, Ill.
REGISTRATION 4-4:30 P.M., DINNER AND PROGRAM TO FOLLOW
Professionals: $50 Students: $30
THREE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS
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