When

Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM CDT
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Where

CESA #1 
N25 W23131 Paul Road
Suite 100
Pewaukee, WI 53072
 

 
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Contact

Jeanne Rhodes 
CESA #1 
262-787-9500 ext. 9563 
jrhodes@cesa1.k12.wi.us 
 

Implications of Deficit Thinking in Literacy
Curt Dudley-Marling 

 

Description: 

Children living in poverty are typically viewed through the lens of deficit thinking. This stance often leads to literacy practices that limit students’ affordances for learning by focusing on low-level skill instruction to the
near exclusion of the rich, engaging literacy practices common in high-achieving schools and
classrooms.
This session will focus on challenging, high-expectation literacy practices for students in
high-poverty schools and other students for whom literacy learning is a struggle. Over the course of the day, I will share a range of
high-expectation strategies for teaching reading with an emphasis on the
power of evidence-based discussion as an approach for teaching students how to make sense of both fiction and non-fiction texts. 

Target Audience:

K-8 Teachers, Special Education, Reading Specialists and Administrators

Presenter: Curt Dudley Marling, Professor Emeritus, Boston College

 Curt Dudley-Marling is professor emeritus at Boston College. His teaching and scholarship   focuses on literacy development and disability studies. Overall his work stands as a critique   of the deficit thinking that pathologizes the language, culture, and communities of children   for whom school is a struggle including students with disabilities and children living in   poverty. Curt has written extensively on the power of rich, engaging curricula in high-poverty   schools and special education classrooms as an alternative to deficit-based instructional   practices. 

 

There is no fee for CESA #1 Title I districts or 2r charter schools. However, please register so we can plan for food, space, etc. Outside of CESA #1 - $120/person. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): CESA #1 will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities attending our workshops or events.  If you require accommodations, please contact the workshop coordinator for that event.