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Honoring Student Voice in the Early Childhood Classroom: Dramatic Play, Stories, and Story Acting (On Demand Web Seminar)

Non-Member Price: $99.00

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This On Demand Web seminar recording includes all audio, video, chat discussion, and actions from the live presentation.

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The live event will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2016Click here to purchase the LIVE version of this Web seminar! 

Level(s): Elementary


What happens when student voice takes center stage in setting the course for curriculum decisions? This is the first session of the Culturally Relevant Teaching in Early Childhood Classrooms series, in which student-led dramatic play and stories provide culturally meaningful and engaging literacy experiences for children typically underserved in early childhood classrooms (e.g., children of color, bilingual children, children with identified special needs, children in low-income communities). Join members of the 2015-2017 cohort of the Professional Dyads of Culturally Relevant Teaching as they share what they are learning from their own research and inquiry to intentionally shift their classroom practices.

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  • Carmen Llerena is an elementary school teacher in New York City. Her professional interests include culturally relevant classroom practices and working with children on the autism spectrum.

  • Haeny Yoon is an assistant professor of early childhood at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her work focuses on children’s play as a site for curriculum and inquiry.

  • Jesse Gainer is an associate professor of literacy education at Texas State University. His work focuses on critical multicultural literacy practices in and out of school.

  • Nancy Valdez-Gainer is a bilingual elementary teacher in Austin,Texas. Her professional interests include incorporating Latinx children’s literature and children’s funds of knowledge into classroom practice.


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