Current Course Schedule

Cultivating Critical Literacies (grades 3 - 8)

In this workshop, you will learn how to move beyond traditional writing assignments to include culturally sustaining modes of communication, such as alphabetic writing, video, radio, podcasts, visuals, and other digital forms. We will explore and co-create multimodal information sets for nonfiction learning, focusing on the processes and pedagogy behind curating layering texts that broaden understandings of what it means to compose and communicate. You will come away with an understanding of how to evaluate modes of communication that are unfamiliar to you, how to create equitable communication sets for classrooms, and ideas for modifying class work to respond to and exalt the uniqueness of any and all communities.
  • Focus On
    Grades 3 - 6, Grades 5-8
  • Category
    Childhood / Elementary School, Online
  • Registration Options and Cost
    $195 Course Fee


Summer 2 2021

  • Section 01: July 27
    • Nawal Qarooni Casiano
      Nawal Qarooni Casiano
      Nawal Qarooni Casiano, MA, is a writer and educator forever passionate about growing critical thinkers. She is the Founder and Lead Facilitator of NQC Literacy, a consulting firm that supports schools and teachers around Chicagoland with literacy instruction. She won a New Jersey Press Association Award for her international reporting and transitioned to teaching as a NYC Teaching Fellow. She began her teaching career in Brooklyn before moving to Chicago, where she served as a classroom teacher, curriculum writer and literacy coach. Nawal holds a Master of Teaching from Brooklyn College and a Master of Journalism from Syracuse University's Newhouse School.