2012 Presenters and Topics

3rd Annual Don and Sarrah Kidd Literacy Conference

Session 1

Bill Bigelow: Rethinking Columbus: Biases Children Learn From the Columbus Story and Some Ideas on What We Can Do About It
Dr. Jose Montelongo: Tapping into the Rich Linguistic Background of Your Latino English Learners Grades K-3
Doug Morris: Occupying Education, Literacies for Social Justice and Saving the Future
Ann Gavit: Literacy Through Movement: A Kinesthetic Approach to Learning
Veronica Gallegos, Romina Pacheco, Nancy Wasser: Literacy and Identity: How to Use Personal Narratives for Classroom Literacy
Dr. Kathy Escamilla: Redefining the Gap: Toward a Value Added View of Emerging Bilingual Students
Dr. Aida Walqui: Social Justice, Literacy Practices, and Language Minority Students (2 hour workshop)
Linda Christensen: Writing for Justice (2 hour workshop)

Session 2

Dr. Koomi Kim & Violet Henderson: Collaborating with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students (3rd-8th): Critical and Holistic Literacy Practices
Sofia Martinez: Developing Literacy on Environmental Justice
Dr. Richard Meyer: What Happened in DC Should NOT Stay in DC: The Save Our Schools Actions and What’s Happened Since
Ann Gavit: Literacy Through Movement: A Kinesthetic Approach to Learning
Dr. Myriam Torres: Inviting Unconventional Literacies into the Classroom: Parent’s Road to School
Dr. Marisol Ruiz & Dr. Anita Hernandez: Literacy for Social Justice in the Elementary Classroom
Dr. Aida Walqui: (Session 1 continued)
Linda Christensen: (Session 1 continued)

Session 3

Bill Bigelow: Rethinking the Line Between Us: Bringing History to Life in the Classroom
Dr. Richard Duran: Critical Pedagogy & Formative Assessment
Dr. Jose Montelongo: Tapping into the Rich Linguistic Background of Your Latino English Learners Grades K-3
Dr. Judy Franzak: What English Language Arts Teachers Need to Know About the Common Core State Standards
Zeta Sherrill: Poetry 101A Grades 3-12
Dr. Glenaba Martinez: Social Justice, Dialogue Poetry, & Native American Studies Grades 6-12
Dr. Myriam Torres: Literacy Educators Organizing Network (2 hour workshop)
Linda Christensen: Where I’m From: Poetry as Tribute to the Commonplace (2 hour workshop)

Session 4

Bill Bigelow: Rethinking the Line Between Us: Bringing History to Life in the Classroom
Dr. Richard Duran: Critical Pedagogy & Formative Assessment
Maria Artiaga: Engaging Emerging Readers
Zeta Sherrill: Letter Writing for Social Justice
Dr. Myriam Torres: Literacy Educators Organizing Network (Session 3 continued)
Linda Christensen: Where I’m From: Poetry as Tribute to the Commonplace (Session 3 continued)

Featured Keynote Speakers

Aida Walqui

Aida Walqui

Dr. Aida Walqui

Linda Christensen

Linda Christensen

Dr. Aida Walqui, Director of WestEd’s Teacher Professional Development Program and the Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL) Project. Walqui collaborates with schools to tailor QTEL programs that are responsive to local needs. Dr. Walqui has authored a book for teachers of Spanish as a second language in Andean countries; a book on the teaching of indigenous languages in intercultural, bilingual programs; an ethnographic study of immigrant students in secondary schools in the United States; and co-author of Scaffolding the Academic Success of Adolescent English Language Learners:  A Pedagogy of Promise. 

Linda Christensen

Linda Christensen, Director of the Oregon Writing Project Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon and a member of the Rethinking Schools editorial board. For the past 30 years, she was a high school Language Arts teacher and a Language Arts Curriculum Specialist in Portland. Christensen has received the Fred Heschinger Award for use of research in teacher and writing from National Writing Project and the U.S. West Outstanding Teacher of Western United States. She is the author of Reading, Writing, and Rising Up: Teaching about Social Justice and the Power of the Written Word, Teaching for Joy and Justice:  Re-Imagining the Language Arts Classroom.

Kathy Escamilla

Kathy Escamilla

Dr. Kathy Escamilla

Dr. Kathy Escamilla, Professor in the Division of Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity at the University of Colorado, Boulder and over 38 years in the field of Bilingual/ESL Education. Principal Investigator – Bilingual/ESL Teacher Preparation Program: Helping Students Make Successful Transitions to Biliteracy. Developed the Literacy Squared concept. Her research focuses on Spanish language and literacy development and assessment of Spanish speaking Latino children in U.S. schools. She has published articles about bilingual children and Colorado’s defeat of Amendment 31i:  Monolingual assessment and emerging bilinguals:  A case study and Imagining Multilingual Schools and Breaking the Code:  Colorado’s defeat of the anti-bilingual education initiative (Amendment 31).

Featured Speakers

Bill Bigelow

Bill Bigelow

Bill Bigelow

Bill Bigelow is a social studies teacher and curriculum editor of Rethinking Schools magazine. He is author of The Line Between Us: Teaching About the Border and Mexican Immigration; Stranger in Their Own Country: A Curriculum Guide on South Africa, and The Power in Our Hands: A Curriculum on the History of Work and Workers in the United States. He is also co-editor of: Rethinking Globalization: Teaching for Justice in an Unjust World and Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years: Rethinking Our Classrooms: Teaching for Equity. 

Dr. Richard P. Duran

Dr. Richard P. Duran

 

Dr. Richard P. Duran

Dr. Richard Duran is a professor in the Gevirtz School of Education, University of California. He is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). He is among 67 scholars from around the world to be so recognized, Professor of Education, cited for his exceptional scientific or scholarly contribution to education research, and significant contributions to the field through the development of research opportunities and settings.

Dr. Glenabah Martinez

Dr. Glenabah Martinez is an assistant professor in the College of Education, University of New Mexico. Martinez grew up at Taos Pueblo. Her current research includes a critical ethnography examining the experiences of indigenous Taos Pueblo youth in the Taos public schools. She is author of Native Pride: The Politics of Curriculum and Instruction in an Urban Public School.

Dr. Don Zancanella

Dr. Don Zancanella is a Professor in the College of Education, University of New Mexico. His book of short fiction, Western Electric, won the John S. Simmons Award given by the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. One of his stories, “The Chimpanzees of Wyoming Territory”, won the 1998 O. Henry Award.

Anita Hernandez

Dr. Anita Hernandez

Dr. Anita Hernandez

Dr. Anita Hernandez, was selected as the Don and Sarrah Kidd Endowed Chair in Literacy.  Hernandez joins the NMSU faculty from California Polytechnic State University.   Hernandez holds a doctorate in literacy education from Stanford University and has co-authored two books on literacy.

Koomi Kim

Dr. Koomi Kim

Dr. Koomi Kim

Dr. Kim is an Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, New Mexico State University. Her areas of specialization include reading and literacy, miscue analysis, EMMA (eye movement and miscue analysis), whole language, biliteracy, multiliteracy, social justice and critical literacy.  View YouTube video: NMSU’s Koomi Kim on improving literacy

Dr. Marisol Ruiz

Dr. Ruiz is an Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, New Mexico State University.

Dr. Myriam Torres

Dr. Myriam Torres

 

Dr. Myriam Torres

Dr. Torres is an Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, New Mexico State University. Her areas of specialization are thought, language and culture; discourse analysis; critical literacy; and participatory action research.

Bill Bigelow

Bill Bigelow is the curriculum editor of Rethinking Schools magazine and the co-director of the online ZinnEducation Project, www.zinnedproject.org. He taught high school social studies in Portland, Oregon for almost 30 years, and is author or editor of numerous books, including A People’s History for the Classroom, The Line Between Us: Teaching About the Border and Mexican American Immigration, Rethinking Our Classrooms, Vols: 1 and 2, Rethinking Globalization, and Rethinking Columbus.  

Dr. Judi Franzak

Dr. Judi Franzak

Dr. Judi Franzak

Dr. Judi Franzak is a Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, New Mexico State University. Her areas of specialization include language arts education for adolescents; Critical literacy policy analysis; Critical approaches to young adult literature; Academic writing.

Dr. Herman Garcia

Dr. Herman Garcia

Dr. Herman Garcia

Dr. Herman Garcia is a Regents Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, New Mexico State University. He is Director of Elementary Education. His areas of specialization include Educacion bilingue critica/ESL/Literacy; Critical and anti-racist pedagogy; International education; Critical curriculum development and education of Latinos.