Friday, February 5, 2016

Free Webinar

The Illinois Reading Council and the Wisconsin State Reading Association are pleased to offer the FREE Webinar series for IRC and WSRA members in 2015-2016.  This year's topic is Culturally Responsive Instruction.  Register today for the next webinar at the following link: 
7:00 p.m.   
Teaching for Social Equity in the Literacy Classroom
with Althier Lazar   
  • Description:  Social equity literacy teaching is a model that fuses literacy teaching with concepts of social equity. The webinar will explore each dimension of social equity literacy teaching and will profile teachers whose work reflects this model.
  • Bio:  Althier M. Lazar is professor of Teacher Education at Saint Joseph's University.  Her research focuses on the ways teachers and teacher candidates evolve in their understandings of culture, literacy, and language, and how these understandings translate to social equity literacy teaching.  Her books include: Reconceptualizing Literacy in the New Age of Multiculturalism and Pluralism, 2nd Edition with Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt (2015), Getting to Know Ourselves and Others Through the ABCs:  A Journey Toward Intercultural Understanding, co-edited with Claudia Finkbeiner (2015), Bridging Literacy and Equity: The Guide to Social Equity Teaching (2012), with co-authors Patricia Edwards and Gwendolyn Thompson McMillon, Practicing What We Teach:  How Culturally Responsive Literacy Classrooms Make a Difference (2011), with co-editor Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt and Learning to Be Literacy Teachers in Urban Schools: Stories of Growth and Change (2004). She has published numerous articles and book chapters on the topics of teacher growth and urban literacy teaching. Dr. Lazar received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.  
Register today for the upcoming webinar!
Best wishes,
Illinois Reading Council
203 Landmark Drive, Suite B
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: (888) 454-1341 FREE
Fax: (309) 454-3512