Thursday, June 29, 2023
How might speculative education, freedom dreaming, and fugitive pedagogies, help us to reimagine teaching and learning?
Muhammad, G. E. (2023). Unearthing joy: A guide to culturally and historically responsive teaching and learning. Scholastic. [Chapters 3-4]
Tolliver, S. (2021). I dream of Afrofutures. University of Colorado Boulder Ed Talks. YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxtxWDHdnuU
Spaulding, E. C., Adams, J., Dunn, D. C., & Love, B. L. (2021). Freedom dreaming antiracist pedagogy dreams. Language Arts, 99(1), 8-18.
The Literacy Futurisms Collective-in-the-Making. (2021). “We believe in collective magic”: Honoring the past to reclaim the future(s) of literacy research. Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 70(1), 428-447.
Givens, J. R. (2021). Introduction: Blackness and the art of teaching. In Fugitive pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the art of Black teaching. Harvard University Press.
Emdin, C., (2014). Teach teachers how to create magic. TED. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3ddtbeduoo
File, N. (2023, February 9). "As Black girls, we have to maintain a sisterhood": How a literacy project encourages girls to love themselves. The Philadelphia Inquirer. https://www.inquirer.com/news/black-girl-literacies-project-penn-bell-hooks-education-20230209.html
Exploring "Rising Sun: Artists in an Uncertain America" exhibition
Learning about Poetry Inside Out and practitioner inquiries from TC Lisa Yau
Looking closely at student work from the Black Girls Literacies Project
9:30 - 9:45
Welcome and Reviewing Reflections
9:45 - 10: 00
Writing into the Day
Introduce today's focus question: How might speculative education, freedom dreaming, and fugitive pedagogies, help us to reimagine teaching and learning?
Using the Chalk Talk routine, we will respond to four quotes from the readings:
"Love (2019) explained that freedom dreams "are not whimsical, unattainable day-dreams, they are critical and imaginative dreams of collective resistance" (p.101).
The Literacy Futurisms Collective-in-the-Making (2021) stated, "In essence, literacy futurisms envision multiple futures, presents, and pasts in which the literacies of minoritized communities are centered. In reworking the past to imagine new presents and futures, we also reconstruct how literate identities come to be" (p. 432).
Toliver (2021) spoke about Afrofutures: "This is not the world we have but it's one we can build...the Afrofuture does not exist in a vacuum in a non-historical void. My dream exists alongside the dreams of those who are named here."
Givens (2021) wrote about fugitive pedagogies: "[Tessie] McGee escaped this official curriculum by way of the 'hidden transcript' literally resting on her lap" (p. 5).
10:00 - 10:45
Rising Sun: Artists in an Uncertain America
Explore the groundbreaking joint exhibition developed by the African American Museum in Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, "Rising Sun: Artists in an Uncertain America."
The exhibition invites audiences to reflect on and respond to the provocative and timely question: “Is the sun rising or setting on the experiment of American democracy?”
Guest Speaker: Lisa Yuk Kuen Yau, 邱玉娟
Lisa is a PhilWP TC, a teacher at Key School, a Yale National Initiative fellow through the Teachers Institute of Philadelphia, and a Poetry Inside Out teaching fellow.
11:30 - 12:15
12:15 - 1:00
Lunch & Reading
1:00 - 2:30
Analyzing Data from the Black Girls Literacies Project Using the ATLAS Protocol
Teachers in the Philadelphia Writing Project and other practitioner inquiry communities have a history of using descriptive review processes for looking closely at student work.
2:30 - 3:00
Prepare Readings for Day 9:
Muhammad, G. E. (2023). Unearthing joy: A guide to culturally and historically responsive teaching and learning. Scholastic. [Chapters 5-7].