Culturally Responsive Teacher Institute II—Sept 29

Kore Press’ Teacher Institute II: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

{ for librarians, educators, organizers, community workers }

Saturday, Sept 29, 2018, 8:30-4:30pm, is the second offering of this amazing Institute.

The day-long institute includes a content-rich, experiential morning and afternoon session, with breakfast / beverages, and a 50% discount on the anthology Letters to the Future: Black Women /Radical Writingedited by Erica Hunt and Dawn Lundy Martin (Kore Press, Aug 2018; $40.00). Lunch is on your own.

All participants will leave with a fully planned unit of study.

Cost: $135; Register here.

The Agenda
8:30-9am breakfast and connection.

9-noon: Session I
Facilitated by Tucson public school educator, Mariah Harvey, M.Ed., making connections between concepts of race, community, democracy, culturally responsive pedagogy, inclusivity practices, and working with others.

Noon-1pm
lunch on your own

1-4pm: Session II
On culturally responsive pedagogy, African American Literature, and cultural and justice studies with Letters to the Future as one central piece of literature to program around.

Participants will leave with a draft for a teaching or work plan that they craft and workshop in the session.

A plan or unit design will include an essential Q, ways to grapple with the question, looking at material, assessments, and culminating project.

This Teaching Institute is appropriate for high school (and community college) educators and librarians, community workers, organizers, and others. Disciplines: English, Humanities, Ethnic Studies, Democracy, Social and Racial Justice Studies, African-American Literature.

4-4:30pm Sharing out to the Group

Kore Press is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to keeping the margins at the center through publishing, education, and collaborative projects that focus on women, writers of color, and LGBTQ folks.

Mariah Harvey, MA

Mariah Harvey, M.Ed., is a public school educator, professional learning coach, activist and poet. With a Masters in Secondary Education,  which focused on exploring social justice identities in middle school students,
much of her teaching pedagogy is deeply influenced by Angela Davis, Paulo Freire, and bell hooks. Her teaching praxis is centralized around project based learning, research investigations, and reading the world to cultivate student empowerment by making authentic connections with the world. She is a certified professional learning coach to work with adult learners and educators, including building ways to make classroom activities and content more inclusive and accessible. Mariah has been teaching in the secondary education setting for 6 years, and is also a culturally relevant site teacher with TUSD to help develop curriculum that is both asset-based and culturally responsive.