Awardwinning teacher to speak at Center for Education conference

Awardwinning teacher to speak at Center for Education conference

first_imgThe author of 10 books on teaching, Paley began the storytelling approach to literacy in Chicago in the early 1980s. Her groundbreaking program encourages young children to dictate stories to their teacher and then turn the stories into plays with their classmates as actors. The Classroom Storytelling Project of the School Literacy and Culture Project — with its 70 actively involved teachers — is the largest of more than 20 programs nationwide that are based on Paley’s work. AddThis Saturday in the auditorium of the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management. Paley’s speech will kick off the fourth annual mini-conference of the School Literacy and Culture Project of Rice’s Center for Education. The half-day conference is expected to bring 200 Houston-area preschool and elementary teachers to the Rice campus. For information on attending the presentation or the conference, call (713) 348-5333 or email . Beginning with her first book, “White Teacher,” Paley has shared her own reflections on pivotal issues of childhood and teaching. She has covered such topics as the role race plays in creating a quality classroom, the responsibility of the teacher and the school to create a democratic environment and how children create meaning in their school lives. One of her more provocative books is “You Can’t Say You Can’t Play,” where she explores with her kindergarten the idea that no child should have the power to exclude another from play or classroom life. Vivian Gussin Paley, the first teacher to win the prestigious MacArthur “Genius” Award, will speak on “The Amazing Road to Literacy We Call Fantasy Play” at 8:30 a.m. ShareAward-winning teacher to speak at Center for Education conference ………………………………………………………………… Paley also has won the 1998 American Book Award for Lifetime Achievement and the 1987 Erikson Institute Award for Service to Children.last_img

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