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Friday, April 12 • 9:45am - 11:00am
Genre Practice: A Student-centered Approach to Becoming and Understanding Authors

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While many ELA teachers rely on 'pre-packaged' curricula to support student learning, these practices promote conformity and a lack of voice, or identity, for students. See how the innovative practices from a NYC school help students not only understand the behaviors of genres, but also encourage individuality, agency, and perspective-shifting discourse. How can opening up Reading and Writing curricula develop mindful, empathetic, and critical thinkers? Come learn about some strategies and structures being implemented at our school and see how your richest resources for learning are the very writers and readers in your room!

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Eli Cruz

Urban Assembly School for Green Careers
Elisaul Cruz has been working in the NYC public school system for 8 years. As a product of the NYC public education system he believes that all students should be empowered in the classroom in order to be able to achieve success beyond the classroom.  As the behavioral lead at the... Read More →
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Jeannie Zonneveld

Teacher Lead, Urban Assembly School for Green Careers
Jeannie-Marie Zonneveld is a dedicated English teacher at the Urban Assembly School for Green Careers in New York City. Jeannie has cultivated a buzzing learning environment of engaged and motivated students. Jeannie started her career in the struggling school and has been vital to... Read More →

Friday April 12, 2019 9:45am - 11:00am CDT
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