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March 10 @ 9:00 am 3:00 pm

Kids, Books & Anti-Racism Series: Lorena Escoto Germán

Teaching for Literacy & Social Justice Through Culturally Sustaining Instructional Practices

Date(s):
March 10, 2023
Time:
9:00-11:30am & 12:45-3:00pm (EST)
Number of Days:
1 day
Location:
In-Person at Lesley University or Virtual (includes 30-day access to the session recording)
Grade Levels:
K-8
Audience:
  • Classroom Teachers, Interventionists & Specialists
  • Literacy Coaches & Teacher Leaders
  • District & School Leaders
Credit:
Non-credit
Cost:
$199 for 1-day workshop (includes professional text)
  • $499 for Complete Series (includes all professional texts)
  • Discounts available for groups, Lesley students and alumni! Email CRRLC@lesley.edu to inquire.

Workshop Overview
Meet Lorena Escoto Germán
Learn About the Complete Series
Participation & Registration Policies

Friday, March 10, 2023

Teaching for Literacy & Social Justice Through Culturally Sustaining Instructional Practices with Lorena Escoto Germán

Do you find it challenging to implement the concepts of anti-bias, anti-racist teaching into your everyday classroom practice?  Learn more about Lorena German’s innovative approach to culturally sustaining instructional practices that she explains in her text, Textured Teaching. Lorena will guide you to consider how you can humanize your practice through reflecting on: the ways you teach your subject matter; how you design learning experiences; how you relate with students; and how you impact the culture of your school community. Through Textured Teaching you will learn how to increase student engagement, teach for social justice, and work on healing as an outcome of education. 

Participants will: 

  • Understand and name the four traits of Textured Teaching: 
    • Student driven and community centered 
    • Interdisciplinary 
    • Experiential 
    • Flexible 
  • Identify practices to implement immediately to bring back culturally sustaining instructional practices in your classroom and school 

Through this workshop, you will be able to move from theory into action and see sample lessons and units that you can build your own ideas upon. There is too much at stake for us educators to be inactive in response to what we, students included, are facing. Come to be encouraged and equipped to support students with expanding their literacy learning all while working toward making our nation a better place. 

 

Registered participants will receive a copy of the professional text, Textured Teaching: A Framework for Culturally Sustaining Practices.

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.

Lorena Escoto Germán

Lorena is an immigrant from Dominican Republic and raised in the U.S. She attended public schooling from first grade through high school. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English Communication from Emmanuel College and her Master of Arts in English from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. She is an advocate for the practice of a culturally sustaining pedagogical approach in education.  

Lorena has been in the field of education, working in various settings, since 2001. Her extensive experience in myriad of settings ranging from extracurricular youth work to community spaces to the traditional classroom equips her to offer sound advice on strong teaching practices. Specifically, her classroom experience has been as an ELA teacher from grades 6th through 12th.  

Lorena has held educational leadership positions at the department level, school-wide level, and in the larger district level from designing curriculum to strategizing for improvement. She is the Chair of the National Council of English Teacher’s Committee Against Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English and she’s a co-founder of #DisruptTexts. She’s also Director of Pedagogy at EduColor 

 

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

Click here information about the complete Kids, Books & Anti-Racism series.

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.

Registration Deadline

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.

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