Affirming Students Through a Language and Literacy Equity Audit
Join Anne Harper Charity Hudley, Christine Mallinson, Kimberly Bigelow and Rachel Samuels for an interactive session designed to help you affirm students’ linguistic identity and position students as experts by designing a language and literacy equity audit for your classroom or learning community.
Culture and communication matter. Much like an equity audit, a language and literacy equity audit actively identifies the linguistic strengths of your students by employing a method of inquiry that is designed to help recognize, normalize and value the language varieties in our learning communities. The audit will help you support literacy in its multiple definitions and learn with students as linguistic experts by valuing what they know about language—both those students whose voices are typically privileged in learning environments and those whose voices typically are not. Aspects of the audit are designed to be used with teachers, students, administrators and community members.
This session is for reading and English language arts teachers in all grade levels. We suggest viewing the linguistic autobiography webinar before viewing this audit webinar.
For each of the four Reading Opens the World Webinars in May and June, AFT will randomly choose 100 recipients who attended live to receive a gift card worth $25 for the First Book Marketplace. Winners must teach in Title I eligible schools and attend the webinar live. Gift cards will be emailed to the address used to sign up for the webinar.
This webinar is part of the AFT's Reading Opens the World initiative. Find more resources and webinars in this community.
Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.
Share My Lesson is now a New York State Education Department-approved provider for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements and an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved Professional Development provider.