Featuring Tricia Ebarvia, Co-Founder of #DisruptTexts
"Critically intervene in a way that challenges and changes."
Our BIG Question:
How can we move forward with hope and purpose in our work to nurture just and inclusive classrooms?
The last few years have challenged teachers in ways some of us never imagined. While the pandemic may have challenged schools to make unexpected logistical shifts for health and safety reasons, many educators and communities have also been challenged to unlearn and relearn their own understanding of racial and social justice.
While many of us understand the critical role that schools play in shaping students’ ethical and social consciousness, we also know that this work is easier said than done. Even as many educators strive to do better, resistance and pushback, both inside and outside of schools, has made teaching for social justice more difficult. Given these challenges, it’s easy to become disheartened and discouraged.
And yet it is precisely now, in spite of these challenges, when creating truly inclusive spaces for all students is more important than ever.
How can we move forward with hope and purpose in our work? How can we continue to shift our practices in ways that are culturally responsive and sustaining for all the kids in our school? How can we do this work in ways that restore our own spirits as we build communities of healing and care in our classrooms?
In other words, how might we re-examine our practices and heed the advice of Toni Morrison, who said that “when you know better, you better”?
Join nationally recognized educator, speaker, and #DisruptTexts co-founder Tricia Ebarvia for this free 45-minute webinar that will help educators unpack what it means to teach in this particular moment. As we reflect on the previous school year, Tricia will provide some strategies for how we can keep the work of justice at the center of our practices so that all students can learn and thrive.
About Our Presenter:
About Tricia Ebarvia
A co-founder of #DisruptTexts, Tricia Ebarvia advocates for literacy instruction rooted in equity and liberation through critical literacy. An educator with 20 years of experience, she is currently the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at an independent school in Philadelphia. Previously, she taught and served as department chairperson at a large public high school. Tricia serves on the advisory board for the West Chester Writing Project (NWP) as well as the Center for Antiracist Education (CARE). Tricia’s work has been featured in various publications, including NCTE’s English Journal and the New York Times. A 2016-2018 Heinemann Fellow, Tricia is the author of a forthcoming professional book on anti-bias literacy instruction. Follow her @triciaebarvia and at triciaebarvia.org.
Register for this conversation to begin (or deepen) the shifts to equity and belonging in the classroom! If you can’t attend live, we will send registrants a recording link.
Join us: June 27, 2022 at 7 pm
SAVE THE DATE!
Tricia will be doing a 2-day, 3-hour workshop in this same topic on August 11-12, 2022.
Information on registration coming soon!