Sep 9, 2021
Does your English language arts teaching center your students’ voices? In today’s episode of 3Ps in a Pod, hosts Mary and Marlys talk with longtime educator Dr. Tracey T. Flores about how literacy efforts can help students feel “loved, honored, and celebrated in really important ways.”
Flores is an assistant professor of language and literacy at the University of Texas at Austin where she teaches Language Arts Methods and Community Literacies in the K-5 teacher education program. Before moving to Austin, Flores worked in Phoenix-area schools including Creighton School District and Glendale Elementary School District.
Flores shares about the importance of supporting students’ stories and voices through literacy efforts and how she does that through classroom teaching and also independent writing groups like Somos Escritoras, a creative space for Latinx girls.
She also shares about her upcoming Virtual Literacy Connections series with the Arizona K12 Center. Join Flores for Amplifying Youth Stories and Voices: Expansive and Embodied Writing Pedagogies for K-12 Classrooms in this September's Virtual Literacy Connections series by registering at this link.
Learn more about the Arizona K12 Center at azk12.org.