Course Details

P211-0167.1S18 - Issues of Equity in Literacy Instruction

Course Details
Course Description:

Low literacy can be improved through data-driven, evidence-based literacy instruction in the early school years. However, there are additional considerations when attempting universal literacy in New York City schools. This course provides thought-provoking information on implications and systemic causes of low literacy, with a focus on equitable education for all students. Educators in kindergarten through second grade classrooms are charged with literacy instruction and support, regardless of their specific role. This course will deepen participants' understanding students' barriers to literacy success, both individual and systemic, with a goal of advancing their own in-school practices. The course connects early literacy development with wider social justice issues, such as ability, English language knowledge, and economic and racial justice. With the city's goal of literacy for all in mind, teachers will analyze their school's literacy and equity needs and work to improve access to inclusive literacy education for students where possible.

Status: Closed for Registration Registration Deadline: 02/06/2018 Start Date: 02/07/2018 End Date: 03/28/2018
Location: 315 west 36th Street Room 9A, New York, NY, 10018 CTLE Hours: 12 No. of Credits: 1 Categories: Culturally Responsive Instruction
Restricted: No CTLE Area: Pedagogy Grades: K,1,2
Danielson Components 2a : Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport
4c : Communicating with Families
Education Partner Information
Education Partner: Literacy Trust, Inc. (Reading Rescue) Contact:
Instructor # 1: Phylisa Wisdom Instructor # 2:
ASPDP Fee: $45.00 Education Partner Fee: $100.00 Materials Fee: $0.00 Total Fees: $145.00
ASPDP Payment Instruction:

After registering with ASPDP, please go to and complete Literacy Trust, Inc.'s donation page, including payment of $100 for the course.  You will receive a confirmation email after you donate.