Keynote | March 20th

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo
2021

"Adolescent Literature and Mental Health: A Path Toward Normalization"
w/ Brooke Eisenbach, Ph.D., Jason Frydman, Ph.D., and Jen Wilson, Ph.D.

Recording Available: Email request for access to neateconference@gmail.com 

Educators, school-based mental health specialists, and pre-service teachers will work together to highlight and share a variety of contemporary middle level and YAL featuring characters with mental illness and mental health needs, along with classroom discussion approaches for the secondary ELA classroom, in an effort to further dismantle the stigma that often surrounds mental illness and enhance mental health education. Participants will engage in conversation surrounding select adolescent literature, as well as suggestions for selecting titles featuring mental health themes for the classroom space.

"Beyond Marxism: Class Performance, Cultural Capital,

and Class Analysis in the ELA Classroom"
w/ Sophia Tatiana Sarigianides and Nicole Godard

Recording Available: Email request for access to neateconference@gmail.com 

Educators, school-based mental health specialists, and pre-service teachers will work together to highlight and share a variety of contemporary middle level and YAL featuring characters with mental illness and mental health needs, along with classroom discussion approaches for the secondary ELA classroom, in an effort to further dismantle the stigma that often surrounds mental illness and enhance mental health education. Participants will engage in conversation surrounding select adolescent literature, as well as suggestions for selecting titles featuring mental health themes for the classroom space.

"Critical Theory: A Vehicle for Teaching Social Justice
w/ Ariel Maloney & Tanya Trayer

Recording Available: Email request for access to neateconference@gmail.com 

Participants will learn how to introduce critical literary theory, specifically focusing on Gender Theory, Social Class Theory, and Critical Race Theory, as a strategy to improve student engagement, develop students' literacy and analytical skills, and promote social justice pedagogy. Participants will receive a “crash course” in theory, as well as many materials to help scaffold students’ learning about theory in the classroom. Participants will have the opportunity to practice applying these strategies with a combination of print and media texts and will leave the workshop with resources and instructional moves to implement critical theory in their own classrooms.

"Windows and Mirrors: Asian American Stories, Protagonists, and Authors"
w/ Michele Leong  & Charlene Beh

Recording Available: Email request for access to neateconference@gmail.com

To what extent do our texts reflect the experiences of these students? In this workshop, educators will learn about different portrayals of Asian American protagonists in texts, examine issues of gender, and discuss texts that reflect experiences that many Asian American students face.

"Teaching Students to Enter the Discourse"

w/ Marie Levey Pabst

Empowering our students to share their authentic voices means teaching them to actively engage in civic, academic and social discourse. In this workshop, you learn a simple and powerful structure that can shape any text-based, topic-based, or research-based unit to push students to creatively contribute to the social, civic and academic discourses.

"Moving to Color Brave: Adjusting Our Lens to Talk about the R-Wordrse"

w/ Cathy Sosnowski

Often in our quest to be seen as not racist, we lay claim to being colorblind without understanding how that refusal to talk about the R-word, race, is itself a problem. In this workshop we will mine the lenses we view the world through, assess their impact on that view, and grow our ability to change the lenses we use.

Elizabeth Carroll | Facing History and Ourselves

Recording Available

Email request for access to neateconference@gmail.com

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