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Tuesday, February 7 • 8:00am - 9:30am
Selecting Inclusive Texts through a Critical Lens

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It’s crucial to look at texts, displays, and resource lists with an eye toward positive representation, diversity, inclusiveness, and impact for the needs of your learners while also considering personal / organizational biases and missing representation. We can no longer be satisfied with only providing the same old books and perspectives, or supporting teachers in doing so. In this session, we will follow-up on the keynote by looking at overarching methods and specific strategies for using a critical lens to analyze books. This will be a working session to get resources & start using them, analyzing books, and building order lists. 

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Jillian Heise

Elementary Library Media Specialist, Fox Point-Bayside School District
Jillian Heise is a National Board Certified Teacher with one Masters in Reading/Language Arts + another Masters in Library & Information Science. She has been an elementary Library Media Specialist in southeastern Wisconsin since 2017. Prior to that, she taught 7th & 8th grade ELA... Read More →

Tuesday February 7, 2023 8:00am - 9:30am CST