Las Vegas, NV • June 21–22, 2019

ILA Intensive: Equity and Access to Literacy

We at Collaborative Classroom are pleased to participate in the 2019 ILA Intensive: Equity and Access to Literacy, both as learners and as presenters of professional learning sessions.

If you will attend, we look forward to learning with you. If you have questions, please contact us.

We hope that you’ll join us for the following sessions at the ILA Intensive: 

Collaborative Classroom Professional Learning Sessions

The Work Before the Work: Uncovering and Addressing Biases Before Engaging With Culturally Diverse Text

This session will encourage participants to examine their cultural framework and how this framework impacts how they engage with culturally diverse text. Attendees will preview and deconstruct major themes within culturally diverse text and how uncovered biases can affect their text delivery, interaction, and crucial conversations with students. Presenters will share a model for addressing uncovered biases, an ongoing self-study and reflection resource, and key strategies to use when approaching culturally diverse text.

Presenters: Tamera Slaughter, MA, and Rhonda Sutton, EdD

Classroom Libraries as Windows and Mirrors: Ensuring Diverse, Representative Books for our Students

As U.S. schools become increasingly diverse, while at the same time issues are more & more polarized, it is essential for students to have access to texts that reflect shifting demographics. In this interactive session, participants will work in small groups to review & apply current research as they evaluate a range of children’s books. Additionally, participants will examine lessons that apply best-practice strategies through the lens of diverse literature as the foundation of K–6 reading and writing instruction, gaining the tools necessary to support them in their own classrooms.

Presenter: Marisa Ramirez Stukey, PhD

Building Equity Through Powerful Literacy Instruction

A commitment to access and equity starts with the individual and is enacted daily through interactions between and with our students. Participants who attend this session will utilize discussions, lesson experiences, classroom video and reflection to examine how culturally responsive teaching practices can enhance our literacy instruction and support access and equity for culturally and linguistically diverse students.

Presenters: Claire Riddell, MEd, and Marisa Ramirez Stukey, PhD

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