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Friday, September 29 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
ASLA/GHLC Membership Meeting: Being a Firestarter with Gwynne Ash

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Bring your lunch and hear from International Literacy Association board member, Gwynne Ash. Find out about the UAS graduate degree in reading! Win door prizes! New and returning members of the Alaska State Literacy Association and Golden Heart Council are invited, as well as educators who want to find out more!

Being a Firestarter:  Gwynne Ellen Ash
A small incident in a local high school, where students practiced critical literacy, in real life, began an international media firestorm. Although there is very little research describing students' critical practices on social media,there is even less advising teachers how to withstand potential media conflagrations when their students demonstrate their critical literacy in the public sphere.  Critical literacy can bring with it risks as well as rewards, for both teachers and students.  But that doesn't mean that we shouldn't be firestarters. 

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Gwynne Ellen Ash

International Literacy Assoc Board of Directors, TX State University
Gwynne Ellen Ash is a professor at Texas State University who teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary and middle school literacy methods, literacy assessment and Instruction for students who struggle with school based literacies, children's and young adult... Read More →

Friday September 29, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm AKDT
Lathrop Rm 171