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Connecting Communities through Our Languages, Cultures, and Stories

Forty-two Years of Educational Excellence for English Learners & Biliteracy for All

March 29 - April 1, 2017

Anaheim Marriott and Hilton Hotels
Anaheim, California 

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Friday, March 31 • 1:30pm - 4:30pm
At the Intersection of Art, Youth Justice, Equity, and English Learners

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This experiential workshop is an opportunity for participants to explore issues of youth justice and equity through art-centered integrated learning.

Rooted in culturally and linguistically relevant pedagogy, this workshop highlights the need to amplify youth voice and justice issues in and through the arts. Participants will engage in a set of art-centered literacy strategies (visual, written, and theater), designed to support all learners, but with an emphasis on struggling readers and English Learners. The workshop focuses on employing literacy strategies that engage and empower all learners. This opportunity especially highlights the action part of critical pedagogy; encouraging students to not only analyze problems, but to seek active solutions and opportunities to speak “truth-to-power”.

Understanding Goals / Essential Questions:
  • How can students use creative inquiry to connect with literary texts?
  • Why is it important for students to find themselves within the words of others?
  • How can we use creative inquiry/art-making, critical thinking/thinking routines to develop a deepened understanding of integrated thinking and learning?

 

Speakers
avatar for Derek Fenner

Derek Fenner

Arts Learning Program Manager, Alameda COE
Derek Fenner is an artist, educator, and researcher living on Ohlone land in Oakland, California. He earned his MFA in writing and poetics from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. He has an MA in educational leadership from Mills College. After a decade... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Hilton Room: Catalina 6