the beat of a different drum: literacy as communication, interpretation, and creation
speaker: Gayla Wiggins
audience: k-12 elar teachers, special education, principals, instructional coaches
Are we marching to the beat of our own drum? Are we focusing on coverage and compliance or literacy and learning?
In undefined times, it is more important than ever that literacy educators focus on who we are, know what is important, and have fun! In literacy, the most powerful step we can take is allowing students to interpret what is read, heard and viewed based on their experiences, communicate understandings in their own unique ways, and create something that is meaningful. This is literacy.
Join Gayla as we discover the “weirdness” of literacy and understand that “how” we approach literacy has a deep and lasting impact on our listeners, speakers, readers, writers, and thinkers.