Exploring ELA Text Selection with Julia Torres

July 13, 2022
Exploring ELA Text Selection with Julia Torres
Course Type:

11:30 AM–12:30 PM ET
10:30–11:30 AM CT
9:30–10:30 AM MT
8:30–9:30 AM PT

Exploring ELA Text Selection with Julia Torres

Stories have the power to transform the way young people see themselves and others. Join Facing History in conversation with Julia Torres, librarian, educator, author, and co-founder of #DisruptTexts. We will explore considerations for educators when selecting culturally responsive texts, the challenges educators face regarding book banning and censorship, and the intersections between librarianship and ELA instruction. 

During the webinar, we will:

  • Hear from Julia Torres about #DisruptTexts, text selection, and critical literacy
  • Engage in a moderated Q&A with Julia Torres

Captioning will be provided during this webinar, which takes place from 11:30 AM –12:30 PM ET/10:30–11:30 AM/9:30–10:30 AM MT/8:30–9:30 AM PT. If this time doesn’t work for your schedule, be sure to register and we’ll notify you once the recording is available on our On-Demand Learning Center

You will be eligible to receive one-hour of professional development credit for participation if you actively watch the webinar. At the conclusion of the webinar, you will be able to download a certificate of completion from the webinar console. Check with your school district in advance of the webinar to ensure that the professional development credit is accepted

About the Speaker: 

Julia Torres, Educator and Author

As a nationally-recognized teacher-librarian in Denver, Colorado, Julia Torres takes a variety of approaches to instruction and content creation that are sure to engage and inspire. From issues of race and gender to equity and access in children’s literature, Julia supports individuals and organizations working to empower and liberate learners of any age. She believes students should learn to write for a real audience, preparing themselves for public discourse. But additionally, it’s crucial for teachers to lead by example. That’s why you can find her work on NPR, PBS, Al Jazeera, KQED, Rethinking Schools, Learning For Justice magazine, and many more publications that unpack and explore the heart of social issues.

July 13, 2022
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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