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Changing the Language

This session will share ways to incorporate social media, technology, and popular culture into traditional literacy learning assignments. Outside of the classroom, students are using the skills skills taught, but many are unable to connect their learning. The presenter/speaker will work collaboratively with the audience via technology/poll (application) to explore and engage conversations they can use transform the academic language that they use in their classroom as it relates to literacy.

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  1. Attendees will connect academic language to students' social realm through technology and pop culture.
  2. Attendees will learn methods to create a more valued, and culturally aware environment into their classroom settings.
  3. Attendees will explore methods of engagement for literacy learners who are disconnected from traditional literacy learning approaches.



Kamshia Childs, Visiting Asst Professor, Texas Southern University

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