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2016 WLU Summer Institute

Preconference Workshop

CELTSponsored by the Center for Expansion of Language and Thinking (CELT)
Continuing the Tradition of Political Activism and Advocacy

Thursday, July 14:  11:45 a.m. -- 6:00 p.m.

Everyday Advocacy: Changing the Story of Literacy Education

Online Registration$65.00 (includes lunch)

The conversation about school reform too often leaves out the voices of teachers—those most intimately acquainted with issues that impact student learning. These voices are essential for citizens and policy makers to hear, but the individual teacher story—powerful though it might be—has proved insufficient to ignite change.

This preconference workshop immerses teachers in ways to build upon their individual stories to become everyday advocates, agents for change who work within their local contexts to subvert the current narrative about schools, teachers, and literacy learning in ways that are smart, safe, and savvy.


Cathy FleischerCathy Fleischer, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti
Cathy is the primary author of the NCTE website Everyday Advocacy, author of Teachers Organizing for Change, and developer of numerous advocacy workshops for teachers.

Jenna FournelJenna Fournel, NCTE Director of Communications
Jenna is a former teacher and former consultant with the FrameWorks Institute.





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