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Summer Learning!

A repeat of all my work this past year–replete with additions, updates, and clarifications based on my initial presentation(s) and feedback. It’s been quite the July — and I still have a certification series to go!

Already presented (and available on-demand):

A series to go:

These webinars have served as a tremendous growth opportunity for me. I have had to review what is most important to my work and research for every topic. I have had to play with technology and visual organization. I have had to rehearse definitions, arguments, concepts, frameworks, and possible Q & A. I feel more and more prepared, more and more inspired with each presentation–and I hope you can join me, share this opportunity, or provide me with added ideas as I move forward and keep presenting!

On Finding Diverse Children’s Books —

Every so often I go through a phase of intense research and discovery to find quality accurate representative literature for my classroom, for my friends, for the children in my life.

I focus on re-configuring my library. I am inspired to find the next best thing. I am thrilled to get to those books I have heard about, but haven’t gotten to read, until now. It sounds fun, and generally it is an enjoyable experience; however, I would be lying if I said it was always sunshine and roses.

Join me on Canon Reclaimed as I start a mini-series on this saga, this truly difficult journey, of finding quality accurate representative books for kids.

Summer Learning: Webinars

As previously mentioned and announced, I have been fortunate enough to be able to take all my learning and passion into professional development training for my colleagues and fellow educators around the nation–most recently and specifically into webinar presentations.

All teachers know that while summer is our official break time, multiple opportunities come out for learning and preparation for the following year.

I have been asked, and I am thrilled to present, two webinars next week on two demographics of students near and dear to my heart, my work, my experience, and my community: BIPOC students and immigrant students.

If you can’t join me, please share with friends that may be interested, and wish me luck!

Juneteenth

This weekend marks Juneteenth — known in the African-American/Black community for generations, recently acknowledged and celebrated on a more national stage, Juneteenth marks the liberation of enslaved Africans in the United States.

This weekend take some time to learn more about this day and what you can do to ensure its inclusion in textbooks, and conversations on the importance of history. Find a local event, and attend too! It is through these experiences and this learning that we learn more about ourselves and all of our students.