May 14, 2019
Ethnic Melodies: Hearing Voice and Harmony in African American Children’s Literature
Ethnic Melodies is a direct follow up to the keynote. Moving from the “what” to the “how” this session focuses on social emotional learning and universal literacy instruction under six categories of children’s literature. This session draws on students’ personal experiences, utilizes relevant pedagogical approaches, cultural values and images to promote self-love, identity development and models for social emotional learning that increase behavioral and academic outcomes. Participants will learn to infuse social emotional learning goals in literacy instruction, utilize culturally responsive practices to enhance equity and positively impact behavioral and academic outcomes, develop an understanding of our own cultural identities as practitioners and how to validate and utilize the cultural identities and values of the students and families we serve.
Presenter: Andreal Davis, Wisconsin Response to Intervention Center