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Remixing Political Texts to Promote New Media Literacies

How do we engage students in the difficult work of interacting with political texts in our social studies and ELA classes? "Remix," taking something old to create something new, has been an approach used by political reformers and activists to promote their ideas for hundreds of years.

In this workshop, we will:

  • Explore the concept of remix and apply it to the teaching of political texts (speeches, proclamations, treatises, manifestos, posters, photographs, paintings, etc.)

  • Analyze the craft of creating political texts to teach the Social Studies and ELA Georgia Standards of Excellence

  • Learn to plan and employ remix as a pedagogical approach to challenge our students in addressing contemporary political issues that matter to them


Ashley Goodrich has taught high school social studies for 12 years in Georgia public schools and serves as a teacher consultant for the Red Clay Writing Project. She has worked on multiple projects for the Georgia Department of Education in curriculum development and standards revision and serves as an elected board member for the Georgia Council for the Social Studies. Her research interests include critical pedagogy, youth activism, and arts-based inquiry. She enjoys reading historical fiction, going to museums, watching zombie films, and taking long walks in her neighborhood with her partner Allen and puppy at heart Clover.

This workshop is part of the Red Clay Writing Project Saturday Morning Series, an opportunity for teachers to receive in-depth training on important literacy education issues from teacher consultants who are experienced presenters and experts in their fields.


Cost: $45

Registration and cancellation deadline: Sept. 8

Cancellation and refund policy: All cancellations must be submitted via email before the cancellation deadline in order to receive a full refund. Cancellations after the cancellation deadline are non-refundable. If cancellation is not made by the deadline, and you are not able to attend, you or your organization is still liable for payment.

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