Felicia Rose Chavez
Author of The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop
So much of teaching is about inheritance, about reinforcing the way it’s always been done. Many of us can’t even articulate why we teach the way that we do, beyond tradition serving as a rite of passage. But if “the way it’s always been done” hurts and marginalizes a subset of our students, how might we adapt our teaching habits to actively achieve plurality? Imagine if we empowered young people to take charge of their writing by teaching them professional managerial practices, those real-life skills that best serve long-term, collaborative projects. Critique is an intricate skill that necessitates attention, from one-on-one advising to peer review exercises, small group work, and large group workshop. By training students in how to summarize their projects, articulate constructive questions, and moderate their own feedback sessions, we acknowledge their accountability. Students go on to claim ownership of not only their work, but their working relationships with teachers and peers. This interactive webinar draws on storytelling, freewriting exercises, and discussion to prompt us to interrogate our academic and cultural inheritance with the goal of discovering possibilities beyond traditional teaching models. Participants will leave with specific, practical take-aways for everyday anti-racist action, helping us shift from authority over our students to allies to our students.
Fall Webinar Series
How much does it cost to register for this Fall learning series?
The flat rate to register for this three-webinar learning series is $15 per person. Each person will have access to all three webinars, related resources, select video replays, and a certificate of participation. Refunds are not available.
Are Needs-Based Scholarships available?
Yes! If you are experiencing financial hardship and are unable to pay the $15 fee, you are automatically eligible for a scholarship.
Is there a letter template I can use to ask my school district to pay my $15 fee?
Yes! Click on the "Letter to Admin Template" above to make a copy of a letter you can email to the school personnel who may pay for your fee online using a credit card.
Winter Virtual Conference