K-12 Literacy Conference

F2020Session 1: Reading and Writing, I Fly: Using Translingual Mentor Texts in K-12 Classrooms to Amplify Youth Voices, K-12

Tracey T. Flores & Sandra Osorio

☟⬇︎ Watch here on Sept. 19th ⬇︎☟

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Today’s Gathering has pre-recorded sessions (to allow greater flexibility for presenters and tech hosts during the pandemic).
This means:
  • Keep your eye on the time! You will see the session from the start, not live in progress… don’t miss the next one!
  • Tweet with #TheEdCollabGathering. Presenters looking forward to connecting!

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[su_row]Sandra L Osorio is an associate professor in the School of Teaching and Learning at Illinois State University. She teaches courses in early childhood, bilingual education, and English as a second language. Her research interests include looking at the implementation of culturally sustaining pedagogies that put students’ dynamic community languages, valued practices and knowledges at the center of the curriculum and practices implemented in the classroom. Sandra is also one of the incoming editors for the Language Arts  journal from the National Council of Teachers of English. Follow her on Twitter @Sosorio28 [/su_row]

[su_row]Tracey T. Flores is a The Educator Collaborative network memberRead her full bio here or request her support for speaking engagements.

Dr. Tracey T. Flores is an expert in Family and Community Literacies and literacy instruction for multilingual students, in both K-8 school settings and community spaces.

Currently, Tracey is an assistant professor of Language and Literacy at the University of Texas at Austin where she teaches Language Arts Methods and Community Literacies in the K-5 teacher education program. Her research focuses on Latina mothers’ and daughters’ language and literacy practices, the teaching of young writers in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms, and family and community literacies.

Tracey is the founder of Somos Escritoras/We Are Writers, a creative space for Latina girls (grades 6-12) that invites them to share and perform stories from their lived experiences using art, theater and writing as a tool for self-reflection and self-expression. In addition, Tracey is the Co-Chair of the Latinx Caucus of National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the Founding Co-Chair of the Commission on Family and Community Literacies of English Language Arts Teacher Educators (ELATE). Follow her on Twitter @traceyhabla [/su_row] 

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