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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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Thursday, March 30 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Engaging Students in Critical Literary Analysis Using Biography, Social Justice Fiction & Fairy Tales From a Vygotskian Theoretical Framework

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Literature reflects the cultural ways of every society. Embedded in story are the human experiences of life. An important role of teachers is to engage students in the critical reflection of meaning, values, and life's lessons. Vygotsky saw the teachers’ role as sociocultural mediators that not only bridge their cultural past but use story to create new ways of thinking and solutions to everyday challenges and problems. We will share key elements of Vygotsky's theory to organize teaching/learning by using mediated structures to deliberately guide, making literary elements visible, and engage in critical reflection.


Esteban Díaz

CSU San Bernardino
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Dr. Barbara Flores

Trustee, San Bernardino City Unified School District
Barbara Flores is president of CABE and has been on San Bernardino City School Board since 2008 and served as Vice President and President. She also served in academia at Cal State San Bernardino for many years.

Thursday March 30, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm PDT
Marriott Room: Elite 1