February 2022 #NCTEchat: More Than a Month: Centering Black People’s Ingenuity, Resistance, and Joy in Schools All Year Round - NCTE
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February 2022 #NCTEchat: More Than a Month: Centering Black People’s Ingenuity, Resistance, and Joy in Schools All Year Round

Join us on Sunday, February 20, at 8:00 p.m. ET for an #NCTEchat in which NCTE member Wintre Foxworth Johnson (@wintrefjohnson) will lead a conversation on “More Than a Month: Centering Black People’s Ingenuity, Resistance, and Joy in Schools All Year Round.”

We will share the following questions during the Twitter chat:

WARM-UP: During #BlackHistoryMonth, NCTE celebrates the African American Read-In, which aims to center the work of Black authors. Why is #BlackHistoryMonth important to you as an English language arts educator? #NCTEchat #AARI22 [8:04 p.m.]

Q1: Representation matters. Name some of the children’s and/or young adult literature by and about Black people across the diaspora that you include in your classroom. #NCTEchat #AARI22 [8:10 p.m.]

Q2: How have you used art and other multimodal literacy practices as a way for Black students to celebrate their histories, stories, and experiences? #NCTEchat #AARI22 [8:18 p.m.]

Q3: Who are some of the unsung Black historical and contemporary heroes, activists, and leaders who should be centered in English language arts classrooms and why? #NCTEchat #AARI22 [8:26 p.m.]

Q4: It is not enough to just include the work of Black authors in our classrooms. What else must we, as educators, do to facilitate robust, humanizing conversations about Black literature and Black life? #NCTEchat #AARI22 [8:34 p.m.]

Q5: How do we move beyond narratives of trauma and oppression to ensure that Black joy, healing, resistance, and liberation are included in school curricula and pedagogy? #NCTEchat #AARI22 [8:42 p.m.]

Q6: @GholdyM says that we must “start with Blackness . . . to get literacy education right for all.” What does it look like to integrate and center Black history in schools all year round? #NCTEchat #AARI22 [8:50 p.m.]

 

As you prepare for the chat, check out these NCTE resources:

National African American Read-In

National African American Read-In Toolkit

Language Arts, Vol. 99, No. 3, January 2022, “Fostering Joy & Recognizing Brilliance

We hope to see you there! Be sure to join us by using #NCTEchat.

Never participated in a Twitter chat before? Check out this guide to help you get started.