Instructor: Christy Howard

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What's on Your Shelf?: Tools for Defining, Choosing, Evaluating, & Teaching Diverse Books
This module is designed to increase your expertise in culturally responsive literacy instruction and to help you find comfort in choosing and teaching quality literature that provides windows, mirrors, and sliding glass doors (Bishop, 1990) for students in K-12 classrooms. Participants will learn why it is important to have diverse books in K-12 classrooms, how to choose quality diverse texts, criteria to consider when evaluating diverse books, as well as strategies and activities to help you incorporate these texts into your curriculum.
November 6-30, 2022, Online Class, ECU
December 6-31, 2022, Online Class, ECU
January 6-31, 2023, Online Class, ECU
February 6-28, 2023, Online Class, ECU
March 6-31, 2023, Online Class, ECU
April 6-30, 2023, Online Class, ECU
May 6-31, 2023, Online Class, ECU
June 6-30, 2023, Online Class, ECU
Beyond the Bookshelf: I Have Diverse Books, Now What?
This module is designed to increase your expertise and comfort in using quality diverse texts for students in K-12 classrooms. Participants will build on the knowledge from the "What's On Your Shelf?" module to go deeper into what it means to build culturally responsive communities within our classrooms using diverse texts. This module will help participants to build on their students' funds of knowledge, create lessons that affirm and validate all students' identities while integrating teaching standards. Participants will also explore the role of writing in response to texts and using writing and texts to connect to the lived experiences of students.
November 6-30, 2022, Online Class, ECU
December 6-31, 2022, Online Class, ECU
January 6-31, 2023, Online Class, ECU
February 6-28, 2023, Online Class, ECU
March 6-31, 2023, Online Class, ECU
April 6-30, 2023, Online Class, ECU
May 6-31, 2023, Online Class, ECU
June 6-30, 2023, Online Class, ECU