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Saturday, September 12 • 11:30pm - 11:30pm
Cultivating Consciousness: Diverse Literature & Our Students

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Most teachers believe reading is power, but do the books students read in our classroom have the power to raise students’ critical consciousness and better prepare them to participate in a culturally rich and diverse society? Participants will explore the findings from a teacher-research study on the impact of diverse and inclusive literature in one suburban classroom and see real classroom examples of the power of stories as windows into the lived experience of others. Beyond just sharing titles and resources, we will also explore learning experiences and engagements that go deeper than just including diverse titles in our text sets. Participants will collaborate, share ideas, and create an individual plan of action to cultivate consciousness through anti-bias, culturally responsive curriculum experiences. (This is part presentation, part interactive workshop.)

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Stephanie Barrientos (she/her)

Instructional Coach, Zionsville West Middle School
Stephanie Barrientos has been an Indiana educator since graduating from Butler University in 2003. She has spent the majority of her career teaching 5th and 6th grade, but has worked in a variety of grade levels and school settings. She has spent the last three years as a Humanities... Read More →

Saturday September 12, 2020 11:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
On Demand Recorded Session