2018 Think Spring Conference: "Teaching and Race in the Literacy Classroom"

Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at 8am - 2pm

Location: Winding Brook Conference Center - 8240 S. Genuine Road, Shepherd, MI 48883

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Friday, February 2, 2018, at the Winding Brook Conference Center (8240 S. Genuine Road, Shepherd, Michigan 48883) as Dr. April Baker-Bell guides us in a day of professional learning around teaching and race. Literacy instruction from kindergarten through university often acts as a focal point for discussions and learning about race in America. Reading breeds empathy, but how can ELA teachers address this work? The topic of race isn’t easy to cover, but that doesn’t mean we should avoid it. Let’s inform our thinking on one of the most critically important topics of our time.

Dr. April Baker-Bell is an assistant professor at Michigan State University and chair of NCTE’s Promising Researcher Award selection committee. In her university profile, she says, “In my research, I strive to present the fields in which I work guidance for rethinking the linguistic and racial deficit theories that underpin and shape our disciplinary discourses, pedagogical practices, and approaches to qualitative inquiry.” For more, go to http://wrac.msu.edu/people/faculty/april-baker-bell/.

Think Spring 2018 Details

Friday, February 2, 2018

8:00 a.m. Registration & breakfast
9:00 a.m. Program begins

2:00 p.m. Program ends (to allow for travel time)

$79 per teacher*
$25 per college student/pre-service teacher*

SCECHs will be available pending approval.

*All participants receive breakfast, lunch, conference materials, a chance to win a door prize, and an opportunity to shop for professional texts with Cornucopia Books.

Paper registrations can be handled using this paper flyer.



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