Mirrors and Windows: Diverse Books, Curricula, and You
Have you ever looked at your read aloud text and thought, “my kids can’t connect to this”? Have you ever wished there were more interesting, diverse children’s literature to use other than worn out standards? Have you noticed that the kids in most commercially published curricula don’t look like Chicago Public School classrooms? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this workshop is for you!
Engaging, instructive children’s literature is the backbone of elementary educations. Yet, the book titles required by curricula often do not represent the students in the room.
Join WITS for our fall teacher engagement seminar, “Diverse Books, Curricula, and You.” Kids Like Us will present techniques and titles to incorporate high-quality multicultural and urban children’s literature into the classroom. Teachers will learn how to weave window and mirror texts into the curricula and scopes & sequences that they are already using.
- 4-5pm Dinner and Drinks
- 5-5:30 Introductions
- 5:30 – 7:30 Workshop and Planning Time
This free event is open at any teacher, pre-kindergarten to eighth grade, who is interested in diversifying their collection of anchor texts to meet the needs of the multicultural, urban classroom.