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Connecting our Stories to the World: Cultivating Critical Literacies with Young Children (K-5)

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Write their personal stories in connection with the world

  • Learn pedagogical strategies for practicing critical literacy with young, elementary aged children, including identifying mentor texts they can use with their students

  • Discuss how engaging in critical literacy can open up spaces for children to explore their own and others' experiences navigating the world

  • Explore the challenges and joys of doing this work


Shara Cherniak and Jess Kobe are doctoral students in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice in the areas of early childhood and social studies education. Previously, they both taught elementary school for a combined total of 10 years and are teacher consultants with the Red Clay Writing Project community. They are both committed to creating opportunities for young children to engage in meaningful reading and writing activities that help them explore social justice issues.

This workshop is part of the Red Clay Writing Project Saturday Morning Series and is 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: January 12, 2018

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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UGA Gwinnett Campus
2530 Sever Road
Lawrenceville, GA 30043