K-12 Literacy Conference

S2020Session 2: Reality and Realistic Fiction: How To Make Today’s Toughest Issues Accessible to Students (9-12)

Rebecca Marsick, Drew Coyne, & Cathy Schager

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Today’s Gathering has pre-recorded sessions (to allow greater flexibility for presenters and tech hosts during the pandemic). 
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[su_row]Rebecca Marsick is an associate of The Educator Collaborative network. Rebecca has taught elementary school as well as English at both the middle and high school levels. Currently a Secondary Literacy Coach for the Westport Public Schools in Westport, CT, she supports teachers in their understanding and application of disciplinary literacy in English, social studies, and World Language and students in both strengthening their literacy skills and developing a love of reading and writing. She is also the co-author of Stretching Beyond the Textbook, an adjunct professor at Sacred Heart University, presents on literacy at both local and national conferences, and is one of the founders of the Saugatuck StoryFest, a three-day celebration of bringing communities together through story. A lifelong reader, writer, and learner, she believes that inquiry and choice empower both students and teachers.  You can follow her on Twitter @RebeccaMarsick. [/su_row]

[su_row]Drew Coyne has taught middle school and high school social studies in the Westport Public Schools since 2011. Currently an AP Economics and US History teacher, Drew also developed the new Current Issues course at Staples High School.  Drew volunteers his time with Builders Beyond Borders, an organization that supports local and international service projects, and Lambda Legal, one of the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organizations. You can follow him on Twitter @DrewCoyne. [/su_row] [su_row]Cathy Schager has taught social studies at Staples High School in Westport, Connecticut since 2003. Since participating in a Connecticut Writing Project summer institute, her teaching has been transformed to develop student voice and power. She currently teaches U.S. History Honors, Contemporary World Studies, and Women in Society. She has had the distinct joy of creating the curriculum for all of these classes – which focus on vital but largely unknown people and events, human rights, citizenship, and activism.  She regularly presents on inquiry and activism in her classroom locally, and at the state and national levels and loves sharing the incredible work that her students have accomplished in their local and the international community. Schager practices activism in her non-professional life, is passionate about International Relations and Mideast Studies, and coaches lacrosse. You can follow her on Twitter @danczcat. [/su_row]

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