Education is a powerful tool for fostering inclusivity, combating bias, and nurturing a fair society. The "I've Got Five On It" series by Open Up Resources, where 5 experts share 5 key takeaways over 5 webinars, offers openly accessible professional learning for teachers, sharing best practices and evidence-based strategies to foster equitable classrooms and enhance student learning and success. The third installment of this series features Lorena Germán, a nationally awarded Dominican-American educator, who promises to unravel the missing pieces in the Science of Reading conversation. Let's delve into why attending this webinar, titled "What's Missing From the Science of Reading Conversation," on August 16th at 3 PM ET is an opportunity you shouldn't miss. REGISTER NOW
Lorena Germán’s Impactful Work
Lorena's exceptional contributions to the field of education have earned her widespread recognition and accolades. As a highly respected figure, she has been featured in esteemed publications such as the New York Times, NPR, PBS, Rethinking Schools, EdWeek, Learning for Justice Magazine, and more. Her profound expertise in anti-racist and anti-bias education is reflected in her influential books, The Anti Racist Teacher: Reading Instruction Workbook and Textured Teaching: A Framework for Culturally Sustaining Practices. These publications offer invaluable guidance on curriculum and lesson development with a strong focus on social justice
This engaging session delves into the critical literacy problems plaguing students and schools across the United States. Rather than jumping to conclusions and embracing quick fixes, Lorena encourages a more nuanced approach. Participants will be prompted to pose critical questions about the Science of Reading movement, fostering a deeper understanding of the underlying issues.
The webinar doesn't stop at merely questioning the existing literacy problems. It takes a proactive stance by exploring viable solutions that can address the needs of students in these ever-evolving times. Lorena's wealth of knowledge and experience, combined with the interactive nature of the session, ensures a dynamic exchange of ideas. Educators, administrators, and anyone passionate about transformative education will find immense value in this essential conversation.
Attending this webinar provides a unique opportunity to broaden your perspective on anti-racist and anti-bias education. Lorena's expertise, coupled with her roles as a co-founder of #DisruptTexts and Multicultural Classroom, and Chair of NCTE's Committee Against Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English, guarantees a rich and enlightening experience. By participating, you not only gain valuable insights into the current literacy challenges but also equip yourself with practical approaches to promote equitable literacy practices in your own educational context.
Join the Conversation
In a world where education serves as a catalyst for change, Lorena's webinar stands out as a source of knowledge and inspiration. By attending this webinar on August 16th at 3 PM ET, you embark on a journey of critical thinking, solution-seeking, and transformative education. Don't miss the chance to be part of this vital conversation that aims to shape a more inclusive and equitable future. Register now and secure your spot to make a meaningful difference in the lives of students and the education system as a whole.