K-12 Literacy Conference

S2020Session 3: Somos Escritores: “Redefining” Writing for Greater Inclusion, Authenticity, and Engagement (K-12)

Shawna Coppola & Tracey Flores

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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:
  • Sessions will post each hour. Refresh the page if you do not see the video. 
  • 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!

[su_row]Shawna Coppola is a member of The Educator Collaborative network.  Read her full bio here or request her for consulting or a speaking engagement. 

Shawna is an expert in child and adolescent literacy, including practices that support a diverse range of writing and writers.  An educator for twenty years, Shawna has worked as a middle school language arts teacher (6-8), a children’s librarian (0-5), and a literacy specialist/coach (K-6). For the majority of her teaching career, she has taught in multiage classrooms and is effective at engaging learners of all ages in reading, writing, speaking, viewing, and listening experiences.  Shawna is the author of Writing, Redefined: Broadening Our Ideas of What It Means to Compose (Stenhouse 2019), Renew! Become a Better-and More Authentic–Writing Teacher (Stenhouse 2017) and a number of pieces that have been featured in Voices from the MiddleLiteracy TodayThe Reading TeacherEducation WeekThe Nerdy Book Club blog, and others.  You can follow her on Twitter @ShawnaCoppola.
[su_row]Tracey Flores is a member of The Educator Collaborative network.  Read her full bio here or request her for consulting or a speaking engagement. 

Tracey is an expert in Family and Community Literacies and literacy instruction for multilingual students, in both K-8 school settings and community spaces.  Tracey believes in the transformative power of reading and writing to change lives, to help us understand our experiences, to heal, to imagine our futures and to build community.  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. You can follow her on Twitter @traceyhabla.  

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