Call for Proposals: 2022 Celebration of Writing and Literacy – Aug 29

Posted by The Philadelphia Writing Project on August 2, 2022
The Celebration of Writing and Literacy is an annual conference presented by and for Philadelphia educators. The focus is teacher research and knowledge.​ We are looking for a wide range of presentations by practitioners both in and outside of the classroom about supporting student learning through research and curriculum innovation. This year’s theme, Teaching Environmental Justice, asks how, at a moment when the effects of climate change and environmental contamination are increasing, especially for poor communities and communities of color, educators in all disciplines teach their students the facts they need to take action to renew the earth around them.

The conference will be held on, Saturday October 15, 8:30am – 4:00pm, at the Penn Museum, 3620 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Submit a proposal to facilitate a workshop by August 29.

Featured Speakers:

Jerome Shabazz, founder and Executive Director of the Overbrook Environmental Education Center and JASTECH Development Services, Inc., a not-for-profit organization developed in 1997, to establish environmental justice, encourage sustainable development and to promote improved environmental health in urban communities. At this event, he will speak on the topic, Environmental Justice: The Social Architecture for a Resilient and Sustainable Community.

Michael Mann, Presidential Distinguished Professor, Earth and Environmental Science and Annenberg School for Communication. Professor Mann is a renowned climate scientist whose 1999 “hockey stick” graph of temperature changes over the past 1,000 years, developed with Raymond Bradley and Malcolm Hughes, showed a dramatic warming trend in the past century. Mann has been an advocate of improved climate science standards in Pennsylvania that teach the realities of global warming.

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