Closing the Opportunity Gap: Promoting Access and Equity through Literacy
Workshop 3: Bringing Antibias and Antiracist Practices to Life in Classrooms and School Communities
Join us for the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative's four-day Summer Literacy Institute, featuring Liz Kleinrock. Liz (she/her) is an anti-bias and anti-racist educator of both children and adults, and creates curriculum for K-12 students, specializing in designing inquiry-based units of study. In 2018, Liz received the Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching, and in 2019 delivered her TED Talk, “How to teach kids to talk about taboo topics.”
Liz will be joined by the CRRLC literacy trainers, Cindy Downend, Courtney Lorden Varner, Linda Murphy, Heather Rodman, and Gen Arcovio.
Participants will explore inquiry as a student-centered and anti-bias approach to engage learners, and look at strategies to concretize anti-bias and anti-racist ideas into curriculum, lesson design, and building relationships with students and caregivers.
Registered participants will receive a copy of the professional text, Start Here, Start Now: A Guide to Antibias and Antiracist Work in Your School Community.
Attendees will earn 24 professional development hours for participating in this institute. There is also an option to complete this institute for graduate credits (2 or 3 credits).
This institute, offered either on-campus or virtually, is appropriate for PreK-10 classroom teachers, interventionists and specialists; literacy coaches and teacher leaders; and district and school leaders.