Equity is MTSS Conference

29. Windows, Mirrors, and Sliding Glass Doors: Utilizing Diverse Books in Classrooms

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Session Dates

Thursday November 11, 2021 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM - Webinar


As our student population becomes more diverse across the United States, it is important for the same to hold true on our classroom bookshelves. Books allow children to see reflections of themselves and their own experiences, the world that others live in, as well as provide an opportunity for children to step into those other worlds through the use of their imagination. Utilizing diverse books to target and support oral language development is an authentic way to engage students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as those at-risk for developmental language disorders. The purpose of this session is to demonstrate how diverse books can effectively be used to target language-based classroom goals, while maximizing learning opportunities, for students from diverse backgrounds.

Credits available for this session include: Act 48 clock hours, ASHA

Target Audience

PAPBS network facilitators, School and program-wide PBIS coaches, District and school level leadership teams, Regular and Special Educators, including EL and early childhood educators, Behavioral specialists (school counselors, school psychologists), Behavioral and mental health providers, District and state policy makers, Family members and caregivers, SBBH Community of Practice members

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Tina Rife, at 717-901-2278, or trife@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:



Lakeisha Johnson

Event Contact:

Content Contact:

Karen Brady

Additional Info

Out-of-state requests will be wait-listed until the close of registration, on November 3, 2021. Preference will be given to PA registrants