This convention session strand focuses on whole language theory and practice and is sponsored by the Whole Language Umbrella (WLU). The sessions provide understandings of critical literacy, inquiry and collaborative learning, and that integrate lliteracy with other sign systems and knowledge systems, situated in social, historical, political, and cultural contexts.
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OPENING SESSION A.14: 9:30-10:45 a.m.
"Real Change:" Critical Moments of Teaching and Advocacy in a Decade of Federal Policy and Mandates
In this presentation, teachers in diverse grade levels (K-12) will share their experiences of pushing back against federal and state policies and practices to construct learning and literacy environments that work towards the development of students becoming literate beings.
Presenters: Amy Seely-Flint and Natasha A. Thornton, Georgia State University, Atlanta
Session A: 9:30-10:45 a.m.
A.17 Visions and Decisions: Creating Relevant Writing Curriculum (Elementary)
A.25 Our Stories in Pictures and in Words: Treating Words and Pictures as Equal Languages for Learning (Elementary, Middle, Secondary, College)
Session A: 9:30—10:45 a.m.
A.03 English Teachers Igniting Literacy for Incarcerated Students: Inspiring Writing in the Inside To
Connect To the Outside (General/Adolescent)
A.11 CELT: Celebrating 40 Years of Literacy Accomplishments (General/PD)
A.34 Re-Imagining Buffy, Harry, and Katniss: Transmedia Storytelling as a Response to Literature
Session B: 11:00 a.m. -12:15 p.m.
B.16 Learning to Be Critics: Investigating Children’s Television Advertising (Elementary)
Session B: 11:00 a.m.—12:15 p.m.
B.08 Teaching Is Apolitical Act! Social Justice, Critical Literacy (General/21st-Century Literacy)
B.10 Reading Where You Are: Place in the Negotiations of Literate Identities (General/Reading)
B.17 Multiple Ways of Interpreting and Acting Upon Our Worlds (Elementary/21st-Century Literacy)
B.24 Writing the Curriculum: Revisiting Authoring As a Curricular Framework
(Elementary, Middle, Teacher Education/Writing)
B.26 Lights, Camera, Literacy!... Using the Language of the Moving Image To Achieve Success in Middle
School English Programs (Middle/Adolescent)
B.44 Forgiveness in the Context of a Genocide: A Conversation on Simon Wiesenthal's and Immacule
Ilibagiza's Perspectives (Secondary, College/Literature)
Session C: 12:30-1:45 p.m.
C.21 Constructing Reader Identities through Student Empowerment and Reflective Discourse (Elementary, Middle, Secondary, College)
Session C: 12:30—1:45 p.m.
C.24 I Luv Sh8spr: Teaching 21st Century Skills Through the Timeless Classics of the Bard
(Elementary, Middle/21st-Century Literacy)
C.27 Multi-Modal Engagement: Creating An Inclusive Classroom for the 21st Century
(Elementary, Middle, College/Other)
C.33 '33 Points, 15 Assists, and 10 Rebounds:' Adolescent Black Males and Critical Sports Literacies/
Pedagogies (Middle, Secondary/Adolescent)
C.50 Digital Dreams and Virtual Visions: Multimodal Composition and the Variously Prepared College
Session D: 2:30-3:45 p.m.
D.15 Multicultural and Multidisciplinary Approaches to Literacy Learning (Elementary)
D.42 Using Holocaust Survivor Video Testimony to Make Meaning and Share Messages in a 21st Century Learning Environment (Secondary, Teacher Education)
Session D: 2:30—3:45 p.m.
D.04 Professional Development As Inquiry Continued: Do We Still Have To Do This?
D.26 Toward 'Full-Fledged Authoring': Integrating Content and Mechanics in K-6 Student Writing
(Elementary, College, Teacher Education/Writing)
D.38 Connecting Braided, Collaborative Essays and Young Adult Literature
(Secondary, Middle, Teacher Education/Adolescent)
D.53 When Art and English-Language Instructors Collaborate (College/ELL)
Session E: 4:00-5:15 p.m.
E.13 Critical Literacy through Multiple Modalities: Nature, Advertising, and Media (Elementary)
E.29 Progressive Literacy Practice for K-12 and College Classrooms (General)
Session E: 4:00—5:15 p.m.
E.05 Conducting Classroom Conversations (General/21st-Century Literacy)
E.12 Selecting and Using Texts That Support Readers' Learning To Read: Exploring the Potential and
Constraints of Leveled Texts in Different Educational Settings (General/Reading)
Sponsored by the Center for the Expansion of Language and Thinking (CELT)
E.30 From Suffering To Social Change: The Power and Promise of Survivor Video Testimony in 21st
Century Classrooms (Middle, Secondary/21st-Century Literacy)
Session F: 8:00-9:15 a.m.
F.17 Crafting Our Identities: Examining Critical Literacy Practices in Elementary, Middle, Secondary, and College Classrooms (General)
Saturday, November 17
Session F: 8:00—9:15 a.m.
F.06 Ignite Student Interest and Comprehension in Reading for Information (General/Reading)
Session G: 9:30-10:45 a.m.
G.29 Creating Global Gateways to the Future: Literacy Communities as a Space for Critical Explorations of the World through Children’s and Adolescent Literature (Elementary, Middle)
G.47 Who Writes the Past? Literature as Record and Resistance (Secondary, College)
Session G: 9:30—10:45 a.m.
G.13 Beyond the Common Core: The Subtext Strategy for 21st Century Reading, Writing, and Thinking
G.21 Understanding Ourselves and Others: How Global Picturebooks Help Children Dream, Connect,
Session I: 1:15-2:30 p.m.
I.27 Writing as a Path to Discover, Uncover, and Recover History (Middle)
Session I: 1:15—2:30 p.m.
I.23 Crossing Borders, Generations, and Media To Connect With Families Through Literacy: Implications
That Transcend Traditional Home-School Borders (Elementary, Teacher Education/Reading)
I.36 21st-Century Literacies To Change The World (Secondary/21st-Century Literacy)
Session J: 2:45-4:00 p.m.
J.22 Reframing Writing Assessment: Exploring the Complexities of Writing Development in K12 Classrooms (Elementary, Middle, Secondary)
Session J: 2:45—4:00 p.m.
J.21 From the Author To the Classroom: Connecting Process, Purpose, and Passion
Session K: 4:15-5:30 p.m.
K.03 Save Our Schools: Initiatives to Support Thoughtful English Language Arts Practices (General, Teacher Education)
Session K: 4:15—5:30 p.m.
K.21 Social Justice Read Aloud Library (Elementary, Middle, Teacher Education/Literature)
K.32 Reading American Art: Prose, Poetry, Podcasts (Secondary/21st-Century Literacy)
Session L: 8:30-9:45 am
L.19 Remembering and "Passing It Forward"
Friends and colleagues of Jennifer Wilson, co-editor of Talking Points, will remember her work in the area of talk, literacy embedded within the content areas, and educational outreach to others.
Sunday, November 18
Session L: 8:30—9:45 a.m.
L.17 Becoming Literate Within and Beyond the Classroom
(Elementary, Middle, College/21st-Century Literacy)
L.22 Using Graphic Novels and Comic Books To Increase Achievement in the Classroom
Session M: 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
M.04 Teaching “Fruitfully and Creatively” Under the Weight of Mandates: Our Past, Present, and Future (General)
Session M: 11:30 a.m.—12:45 p.m.
M.01 Dreaming the Future: Connecting Across Time and Cultures With Children's and Young Adult