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Literacy Education in a Post-Pandemic World:

Envisioning a New Norm

All workshops are virtual; see descriptions below.


In this session, participants will examine engagement in effective and meaningful technology integration to increase opportunities for literacy learning and accelerate student growth. Presenters will highlight instructional practices and supports that teachers can use to best facilitate literacy learning through and with technology tools. Participants will reflect on their own classroom technology use and apply their learning through group discussion and activities. 

4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, June 29

Dr. Christina Madda & Dr. Sana Ansari

Fee: $25

Supporting students' social-emotional well-being through literacy practices

This workshop engages participants in supporting students’ social-emotional well-being, which is particularly important as schools reopen post-pandemic. Participants will learn and discuss important issues including affective domains of learning, core components of social and emotional learning, culturally responsiveness and funds of knowledge, and literacy as a social, multimodal practice. Examples and strategies for application will be interwoven into the discussion and group activities.

4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, July 13

Dr. Hsiao-Chin Kuo

Fee: $25

What Does Anti-Racist Literacy Instruction Look Like?

In this session, we will explore some of the essential components of anti-racist literacy instruction, including examination of implicit bias and selection of quality reading materials. We will discuss the literacy needs of children of color in the U.S. and how pedagogy and curriculum can be designed to meet those needs. After this sharing of information, we’ll open the session to a rich discussion among participants.

4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, July 20

Dr. April Nauman

Fee: $25

embracing students' multiple languages and literacies 

This workshop offers an asset-based lens through which teachers can view their students' languages and literacies. Participants will gain tools for enacting anti-racist classroom policies and praxes, learning about concepts of translanguaging, (anti)assimilation, and the classroom as a site of negotiation. We will engage with examples of asset-based teaching strategies and anti-racist literacy resources while planning for insight into students' language and literacy funds of knowledge.

4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, July 27

Dr. Jill Hallett

Fee: $25

Join us! 1.5 CPDUs per session.

$25 each session; $75 for all four!