A webinar presented by Amanda Shufflebarger, Indiana University East.
December 10th, 2022, at 10 am Arizona time.
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In an educational era characterized by censorship debates and standards-aligned instruction, classroom texts can be regarded as a liability at worst and a means to achieving a curricular end, at best, rather than as a humanizing invitation to engage with, enjoy, and even play with language. In addition, some of the most vulnerable learners can be redirected away from creative activities in well-intentioned but misplaced attempts to reduce opportunity gaps (Wilson et al., 2021) or “reverse pandemic learning loss” (Goldhaber et al., 2022). However, rather than detract from literacy activities, poetry and creative texts can promote rigor and interest, supporting students as they engage with language in complex ways. In addition, undertaking creative activities can broaden teachers’ understanding of the creative ways our students make meaning with language.
In this webinar, Dr. Shufflebarger will share multiliteracies approaches to incorporating poetry and creative texts into any classroom. Drawing from K-12, university, and community-based adult language contexts, she will review the theoretical underpinnings of incorporating poetry into language classrooms, share a variety of instructional activities, and discuss strategies for organizing activities within a broader course curriculum. Participants will be invited to share ideas and practices they incorporate into their own teaching contexts.
Goldhaber, D., Kane, T. J., McEachin, A., Morton, E., Patterson, T., & Staiger, D. O. (2022). The Consequences of remote and hybrid instruction during the pandemic (No. w30010). National Bureau of Economic Research.
Wilson R., Sulak, T. & Bagby, J. (2021). Effect of the advancement via individual determination (AVID) program on middle level students’ executive function. RMLE Online, 44(8), 1-10, DOI: 10.1080/19404476.2021.1972203
Amanda Shufflebarger is Assistant Professor of Education at Indiana University East in Richmond, Indiana. She teaches undergraduate and undergraduate courses on English as a Second Language, English Language Arts methods, and Writing. She is also a certified secondary English Language Arts teacher and has taught high school in the Tucson Unified School District. She has published in L2 Journal, TESOL Journal, and Critical Multilingualism Studies.
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