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2018 October Talking Points, v30.1

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Issue Theme: Transformations in Literacy and Technology

Level(s): Elementary

ISBN/ISSN: 1522-6115


Issue Theme: Transformations in Literacy and Technology

From the Editors
Deborah MacPhee and Sally Brown

Engaging Children in Conversations about Oppression Using Children’s Literature
Gloria Boutte and Meir Muller
Abstract: Gloria Boutte and Meir Muller share ways that classroom teachers can use texts to deepen young children’s understandings about discrimination and oppression. They provide a framework to guide class discussions and an explicit example of engaging young learners in deconstructing oppression.

The Mathematicians Workshop: Teachers and Students at Work as Mathematicians
Christie Martin, Brian Kissel, and Drew Polly
Abstract: Christie Martin, Brian Kissel, and Drew Polly describe how a workshop model can be used to support learners in constructing mathematical knowledge and how writing can play an important part in developing math concepts, skills, and procedures.

“Welcome to Room 131”: Putting Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies to Practice in a Second-Grade Classroom
Tasha Tropp Laman and Janelle W. Henderson
Abstract: Tasha Tropp Laman and Janelle Henderson take us into a second-grade classroom where they showcase the application of culturally sustaining pedagogies as students engage with critical imagination and focus on social justice.

Classroom Voices
The Classroom Voices section in this issue provides several vignettes exemplifying the use of technology in transforming literacies. We are introduced to multiple classrooms where technology tools are used to transform authentic learning experiences and interactions in the twenty-first century.

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