RWA 2015 Schedule

Presentation Summaries
Presenter Biographies

Friday, November 13th
Time (EST)
12:00 pm
Power & Privilege in Service
Brittany Campese, Vision Driven ConsultingFacilitation, Service, Power/Privilege
Implicit Bias in Tutoring: How do we combat the effects of the negative stereotypes we don’t even know we have?
Alexana Garcia, SCALEImplicit Bias, Tutoring, Social Justice
1:00 pm Teaching Diverse Learners, Preparing Literacy Mentors to Engage & Tutor English Learners
Eva Boehm, America Reads University of MinnesotaEnglish Learner, Literacy
Teaching about the Prison Industrial Complex and Mobilizing for Change
Cynthia Peters, The Change AgentAdult Education, Prisons, Race
2:00 pm Reboot Your Digital Strategy!
Bill McNutt & Duren Thompson, Center for Literacy, Education & Employment, University of TennesseeAdult Education, Access, Digital Literacy
Tutoring Homeless and Highly Mobile Youth
Jennifer Kohler, University of MinnesotaSocial Justice, Poverty, Access, K-12 Tutoring
3:00 pm Go in, Poet! Youth Spoken Word Poetry and Social Justice
Beth McDonough, Western Carolina UniversityYouth Spoken Word, Social Justice, Literacy Education
Tutoring and Social Justice
Megan Pieters, CEHD America Reads – University of MinnesotaSocial Justice, Civic Engagement, K-12 Tutoring
4:00 pm Engaging youth in environmental and social justice literacies for transformative change
Stacey Duncan & Eileen Davis, Critical Literacy CollectiveEnvironmental Advocacy, Social Justice Literacy, Community Engagement
Someone Like Us: How to Address the Lack of Diversity in Literature
Allison Reavis, Dept of Arkansas HeritageDiversity, Children’s Literature, Creative Writing
Saturday, November 14th
10:00 am Writing Creatively
Dr. Lillian Fawcett, Cracking the ABC CodeNarrative Writing Skills, K-12, Adult Education
How to Teach Self-Evaluation to Set and Meet Goals
Anna Ridener, Reading ConnectionsAdult Education, Student Centered, Reflection
11:00 am Effective Practices in Literacy Tutoring Dawn McClendon, Estes Hill Elementary Literacy, Political Efficacy, Race, and Civic Engagement: Results from the PIAAC Study,
Katie Landeros, American Institutes for ResearchAdult Education, Civic engagement, Literacy
12:00 pm Project Bookworm: Providing ‘books like me’ to inner city youth,
Erin Payseur, Baylor UniversityDiversity, Mentoring, Books
Right on Time: St. Croix Youth Advisory Council,
Leslie Hamdorf, St. Croix Foundation Youth Advisory CouncilCivic Engagement, Youth Leadership, Coss Generational/Cultural Communication
1:00 pm Social Media Power Hour
2:00 PM Exploring Civic Engagement in the Writing Classroom: Service-Learning and Policy Research
Lesley Graybeal, University of Central ArkansasService-Learning, College Composition, Civic Engagement
Literacy for whom: college students and adult learners
Janet Isserlis, Brown UniversityAdult Education, Social Justice, Access
3:00 PM Leadership Disparities and Opportunities in the Public Sector
La-Tasha Best-Gaddy, Public AlliesCivic Engagement, Volunteering, People of Color, Leadership, Disparities
Youth4Education: Isn’t it time you shared your voice?
Emily Uecker & Sheridan Sumouske, National Youth Leadership CouncilSocial Justice, Service-Learning, Civic Engagement