Stories have the power to transform the way young people see themselves and others. Join Facing History in conversation with award-winning literacy and equity expert Dr. Kimberly Parker, co-founder of #DisruptTexts and Director of the Crimson Summer Academy at Harvard University. We'll discuss the process of choosing texts with a focus on equity and voice, as well as creating classroom spaces for exploring literature through a critical and ethical lens.
During the webinar, we will:
- Hear from Dr. Kimberly Parker about #DisruptTexts, her work on empowering students, and examining what literature can do for young people.
- Engage in a moderated Q&A with Dr. Parker.
Captioning will be provided during this webinar, which takes place from 1–2 PM ET/12–1 PM CT/11 AM–12 PM MT/10–11 AM PT. If this time doesn’t work for your schedule, be sure to register and we’ll notify you once the recording is available on our On-Demand Learning Center.
You will be eligible to receive one-hour of professional development credit for participation if you actively watch the webinar. At the conclusion of the webinar, you will be able to download a certificate of completion from the webinar console. Check with your school district in advance of the webinar to ensure that the professional development credit is accepted.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Kimberly Parker
Dr. Kim Parker (@TchKimPossible), is the Director of the Crimson Summer Academy at Harvard University, co-founder of #DisruptTexts and a former high school English teacher and instructor in the Boston area, and current teacher developer. She is deeply committed to the success of young people of color, particularly those under-represented and misunderstood by all those who refuse to truly know how brilliant and of promise these young folks are. In this space, Dr. Parker also attempts to work out her own works in progress as she moves between the intersections of teaching, writing and trying to maintain her joy and enthusiasm for this glorious life she’s been fortunate to lead.