Culturally Responsive Teacher Institute–Sept 8


Kore Press Offers A Teacher Institute on Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

{ for librarians and educators }

Thursday, June 7, 2018–SOLD OUT

Next offering of this Institute will be Saturday, Sept 8, 2018, so folks who are interested will have another opportunity to attend.

Hosted by City Center for Collaborative Learning

The day-long institute includes a morning and afternoon session, with breakfast, lunch and a copy of the anthology Letters to the Future: Black Women /Radical Writingedited by Erica Hunt and Dawn Lundy Martin (Kore Press 2018; $40.00 value). 

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

Cost: $150; Register here.

capped at 25 participants 

The Agenda
8-8:45 breakfast provided

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 the book.

lunch provided

1-4pm: Session II
Facilitated by UA expert, Dr Stephanie Troutman, on culturally responsive pedagogy, African American Literature, and cultural and justice studies with Letters to the Future as the central piece of literature to build a unit / program around.

Participants will leave with a draft for a teaching 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.
Disciplines: English, Humanities, Ethnic Studies, Democracy, Social and Racial Justice Studies, African-American Literature.

4-4:30 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. Thank you to our space sponsor, City Center for Collaborative Learning, for sharing their beautiful, new Professional Development and Learning space at 37 Pennington with us.

The Facilitators /
Dr. Stephanie Troutman is a Black feminist scholar, single mother and first-generation college student. She is the Assistant Professor of Emerging Literacies in the Rhetoric, Composition and Teaching of English program in the English Department at the University of Arizona. She received a dual PhD in Curriculum & Instruction and Women’s Studies from the Pennsylvania State University in 2011. A former high school and middle grades public school teacher, Stephanie is a scholar-activist who has been recognized across a variety of community and campus spaces for her mentorship, student advocacy, and social justice leadership. Dr. Troutman is the Faculty Coordinator of Wildcat Writers and Director of the Southern Arizona Writing Project. Both of these programs are

public engagement outreach projects between The University of Arizona English Department and Tucson school
s. As a consultant, Dr. Troutman has provided professional development training in the areas of LGBTQIA+, social justice education, and racial literacy. Her research interests include literacies focused on social justice, feminist pedagogy, critical race theory, film studies schooling, identity/ies and education.

She is an editor for the groundbreaking new series Queering Teacher Education Across Contexts, (Peter Lange Publish
ing), co-author of the forthcoming book, Re-Imagining the Invisible Backpack: Narratives of Family Assets, Community Gifts, & Cultural Endowments (Lexington Press) and co-editor of Race & Ethnicity in US Television (ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Press.)

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.