Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Workshop: Critical Literacy for Global Citizens Summer Institute

Mon, June 24, 2019 | Parlin Hall

This Summer Institute will explore the use of critical literacies and international children’s literature to support instructional goals for literacy standards (reading, writing, and oral language) for the State of Texas. The institute will increase participants’ content knowledge in language and literacy and introduce a wide variety of age-appropriate texts that represent a diversity of cultures both within the United States and around the world. The workshop will offer a collaborative environment that allows space for dialogue, reflection, and time to apply the work in practice. Taking an appreciative stance toward students, teachers will be empowered with the knowledge and tools to effectively incorporate diverse book sets so that students not only engage in literacies, but find reading meaningful and relevant to their lives. Students will also gain skills in global competence.

Multiple sessions will be offered across the two days, geared at critical and global literacies related to the use of international children’s literature. Within each session there will be time to apply learnings and prepare for implementing the work in schools and classrooms. Beyond the sessions, there will also be an expert panel each day to share additional insights. Teachers will leave with tools and plans to implement learnings for the upcoming school year.

In addition, participants will receive :

Up to 12 hours of CPE credit (up to the discretion of your district to accept it)

Breakfast, lunch, and snacks

Free parking

Books and curriculum


Fee : $40

Eligibility requirements:

Applicants must be available the entire duration of the institute

Must be classroom teachers in pre-K-5, preferably multilingual environments multilingual classrooms.


Applicants will be notified of acceptance in early May. Applications will then be due by May 15. 

For more information, visit the Critical Literacy for Global Citizens Summer Institute website.


Sponsored by: Hemispheres: The International Outreach Consortium; UT Austin College of Education

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