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February 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Kids, Books & Anti-Racism Series: Allison Briceño
Creating Conscious Classrooms: Using Diverse Books for Anti-Racist Teaching
- Classroom Teachers, Interventionists & Specialists
- Literacy Coaches & Teacher Leaders
- District & School Leaders
- $499 for Complete Series (includes all professional texts)
- Discounts available for groups, Lesley students and alumni! Email CRRLC@lesley.edu to inquire.
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Creating Conscious Classrooms: Using Diverse Books for Anti-Racist Teaching with Allison Briceño
Sponsored by Benchmark Education Company
When you look at the books in your classroom, are all students’ voices and experiences well represented? You are invited to explore ways teachers can use diverse children’s books to advance their anti-racist teaching, engage all readers, and support literacy and identity development.
This research-based workshop will provide teachers the opportunity to learn to identify and center the lived experiences of students of color and other diverse students. We will analyze books, explore ways to use them across the school day, and address how to handle “controversial” topics with kids and other adults.
Topics discussed during this session will include:
- The significance of including rich, authentic diverse texts
- Analyzing children’s books to determine if they reinforce or resist stereotypes
- Strategies for using diverse texts with kids, including how to navigate problematic texts
- Tools and prompting cards for meaningful and respectful comprehension conversations
- Ways to integrate diverse texts across the curriculum
- Approaches to progress along the diverse text continuum
- Strategies for easing the concerns of adults
This full-day workshop will share proven ways to help educators engage diverse learners in reading, so it is of interest to teachers of diverse students as well as administrators, instructional coaches, specialists, paraprofessionals, and other educators.
Registered participants will receive a copy of the professional text, Conscious Classrooms: Using Diverse Texts for Inclusion, Equity, and Justice.
This full-day workshop will be recorded. Registered individuals will have 30 days to access this recording starting on the day that it is distributed. Instructions to access the recording will be sent about 1-2 weeks following the session. Due to the workshop’s interactive structure, we highly recommend that registrants participate live on the day of the event.
Attendees will earn 6 professional development hours for their participation.
Dr. Allison Briceño is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at San José State University, where she coordinates the Multilingual and Multicultural Literacy Education MA program. With over 20 years of experience in public education, Dr. Briceño was a bilingual teacher, Reading Recovery/Descubriendo la Lectura Teacher Leader and Trainer, literacy coach, district administrator, and Managing Director and Acting Deputy Secretary of Identity, Equity, and Transformation at the New Mexico Public Education Department. Her research explores the rich literacy practices of multilingual students and their teachers’ pedagogy, focusing on Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy in teacher education and K-12 schools. Dr. Briceño’s recent scholarship has appeared in Language Arts, The Reading Teacher, Journal of Bilingual Education Research and Instruction, Teacher Education Quarterly, Reading Psychology, Journal of Leadership, Equity, and Research, and Language and Education. Her recent book, Conscious Classrooms: Using Diverse Texts for Inclusion, Equity, and Justice, supports educators in using diverse children’s literature in the classroom.
This workshop is part of a larger series designed to deepen your understanding of how to cultivate anti-bias and anti-racist practices in classrooms and schools. You may register for this individual workshop or all of the series.
Kids, Books & Anti-Racism Series
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 with Allison Briceño
Creating Conscious Classrooms: Using Diverse Books for Anti-Racist Teaching
Friday, March 10, 2023 with Lorena Escoto Germán
Teaching for Literacy & Social Justice Through Culturally Sustaining Instructional Practices
Thursday, May 4, 2023 with Afrika Afeni Mills
Using Picture Books to Center Humanity and Connect Across Differences
COVID-19 Protocols for In-Person Attendees
In-person training is available to a limited number of participants and you may choose that option. Should any of the conditions change and it is determined the training can be offered online only, you will be notified as soon as possible. We recommend that you email us at CRRLC@lesley.edu before reserving travel and lodging.
At this point in time, participants who have opted to come to Lesley University for the in-person format of professional learning must be prepared to follow the University’s COVID-19 protocols before and during the event.
- You must be “up to date on vaccinations” as defined by the CDC.
- You must submit a COVID Self-Assessment Visitor Form no more than 48 hours before each event.
- Lesley University no longer requires that participants submit a negative PCR result before attending an on-campus event. If possible, complete a rapid test before coming to campus. If you are feeling sick or symptomatic, please stay home and email CRRLC@lesley.edu to switch your registration to virtual.
- Masks are highly recommended indoors, but not required.
- Lesley University’s COVID-19 protocols are designed to protect the health and safety of our community.
Cancellation Deadline & Refund Policies
For a registrant who purchased the Complete Bundle and would like to cancel their registration, the last day to get a full refund is January 24, 2023. A cancellation must be submitted in writing. Cancellation requests received between January 25 – 31, 2023 will be subject to a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be issued starting February 1, 2023.
For a registrant who purchased individual sessions and would like to cancel their registration, the last day to get a full refund for Allison Briceño’s session is January 24, 2023, Lorena Escoto Germán’s session is February 23, 2023, and Afrika Afeni Mills’ session is April 19, 2023. A cancellation must be submitted in writing. Cancellation requests received within the 7 days following each of these dates will be subject to a $35 processing fee per session. No refunds will be issued during the week before each session.
Email CRRLC@lesley.edu to cancel or request a substitution. Regardless of conditions, if the event is held but you cannot attend, you will be billed for the full amount.
We highly recommend registering at least five business days before the event to allow the minimum amount of time to ship the professional texts.
Independent Learning Policy & Recordings
Each full-day workshop will be recorded. Registered individuals will have 30 days to access a recording starting on the day that it is distributed. Instructions to access the recording will be sent about 1-2 weeks following the session. Due to the workshop’s interactive structure, we highly recommend that registrants participate live on the day of the event.
The registrant agrees to access the live sessions and/or recordings for the purpose of independent learning. Access to the live sessions and/or recordings is restricted to the registrant and may not be accessed in a group setting.
Requirements for Participation
In order to receive your certificate of attendance, you will be asked to complete an electronic one-page insight form. We will provide more information about this process after each session. Please allow our team 2-3 weeks to process your certificate.