ELA is a great pathway for increasing representation in programs. Through this series of sessions with Dr. Carmine Stewart, learn why cultural representation is important to both marginalized and non-marginalized learners; explore the idea of representation in ELA curriculum and instruction; and begin to practice revising ELA lessons to be more culturally responsive. Leave the series with a bank of reading and writing lessons as well as resources for increasing representation and inclusive culture in the adult literacy classroom.
- ELA teachers
This professional development activity/course is designed for:
This PD opportunity consists of three virtual sessions over Zoom with application and reflection in between:
- April 30, 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
- May 21, 9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
- June 4, 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Topics over the three sessions will include:
- What representation looks like in the ELA classroom
- Wisdom from the research: actions teachers should (and should not) take
- Strategies for increasing representation in the ELA classroom through reading and writing
- Benefits of representation to non-marginalized students and society at large
- Cultivating culture: creating space for cultural conversations
- Black English Vernacular, Standard English, and language differences
These sessions will also include:
- Model reading and writing lessons
- Workshopping participant lessons
- Participant sharing of lessons and student responses
On completion of all components, participants will receive 7 PD hours:
- Virtual live sessions: 4.5 hours
- Lesson revision and/or creation, written reflections: 2.5 hours
- Provide a personal rationale for focusing efforts on increasing representation
Incorporate more culturally responsive practices in reading and writing lessons
- Approach writing instruction in ways that guide students toward Standard English while demonstrating respect and appreciation for students' home languages
Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to: