Join the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative for From Talk to Action: Supporting Students to Become Real Agents of Change with Chris Hass.

Educators often have the intention of using their classroom to disrupt inequity and injustice, but what gets in their way? The challenges are many:

  • Navigating classroom discussions of implicit and systemic bias
  • Supporting students to become agents of change
  • Communicating the nature and importance of this work to skeptical families and administrators
  • Finding the necessary time and space for these efforts within an already jam-packed school day

Learn how scaffolding students into questioning the world – turning a critical eye to those things that seem to lack adequate explanation, logic, or justice – provides opportunities for our youngest citizens to engage in social critique alongside a diversity of peers while integrating this into the work they’re already doing to grow as readers, writers, speakers, mathematicians, scientists, and social scientists. Participants will also learn how they can help students develop the agency, content knowledge, and advocacy skills necessary for creating real change in their communities.

Registered participants will receive a copy of the professional text, Social Justice Talk.

This full-day workshop will be recorded. Participants have 30 days to access and watch the recording. Due to the workshop’s interactive structure, it is highly recommended that registrants participate live on March 18, 2022.

Attendees will earn 6 professional development hours for participating in this workshop.