IWP Celebrates the National Day on Writing Thurs. Evening, Oct. 24 with Expert on Writing & Equity Tonya Perry — Register NOW!

Thursday, October 24th 4:30 – 8:00 PM Jimmy’s Place – 7411 W. Madison St., Forest Park IL


WRITING TO INTERRUPT INEQUITABLE PRACTICES: TEACHER TALK AND STUDENT DISCOURSE IN SCHOOL SPACES

Featured Speaker: National Expert on Literacy and Equity, Dr. Tonya Perry

Informed literacy education can be a transformative experience for any student, but how can teachers use it to address inequity in schools and the communities they serve? What classroom conditions should teachers cultivate to build robust, student-led discourse? How can teachers reassess their role in the classroom while staying grounded in a culturally relevant framework?

Dr. Tonya Perry is a Professor of English Education at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Her research focuses on literacy instruction in schools, primarily in the areas of writing, urban education, and teacher preparation. She has published and presented extensively on using writing as a tool to impact student learning.


 Italian Buffet Dinner at Jimmy’s Place

Food
Food

7411 W. Madison St., Forest Park IL
– Exit the Eisenhower Expwy at Harlem
– About 4 blocks west of Harlem on Madison St.
– Free Street Parking 

Registration: 4:00-4:30
Dinner and Program to Follow

Professionals: $50
Students: $30

If paying by district PO, send digital copy to IWP Director Steve Zemelman at stv.zemelman@comcast.net.

3 Professional Development Hours

For further information contact Steve at stv.zemelman@comcast.net or call (847) 674-2318.


Click here for printable copy of the flyer for this event.

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