This half-day workshop will present research on the power of positive representation in literature, will discuss the impact of culturally responsive instruction on teaching and learning, and will introduce the Rising Voices Classroom Book Collections. The book collections are designed to provide students, particularly boys of color, with high-interest, culturally relevant texts that give context to experiences occurring in the world around them. The texts reflect the following themes in the Rising Voices Framework: (1) Family, Culture and community, (2) Somone Like Me/Memorable Characters, (3) Heroes and Role Models, (4) Strong and Resilient/Problem Solvers, (5) Thinking Beyond Today.
In addition to new information and ideas, participants will leave the workshop with a "Rising Voices" sampler that includes two books with corresponding teach cards and a program brochure.
Addresses LCAP Priorities: 3,5,6,7,8
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