Unveiling the Power of Literacy: A Journey Towards Social Justice
WORKSHOP CONTENT STRAND
Literacy & Social Justice
Join us for an interactive workshop that illustrates the connection between literacy and social justice for secondary students. Through our conversation, we will recognize the challenges faced by older learners with reading difficulties, and how limited access to evidence-based instruction perpetuates inequalities in education and society. Our discussion will also explore the broader impact on mental health, student well-being, and self-esteem.
By drawing on the latest research, we will showcase how frameworks such as Structured Literacy, and other differentiating strategies can promote fairness, collaboration, and inclusivity in the secondary classroom. We look forward to seeing you there!
Literacy Specialist | Student and Teacher Advocate
Jody Kammer is a dedicated Literacy Specialist and national speaker at Reading Horizons. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Colorado College and dual Master's Degrees in Education and Psychology from Pepperdine University. With over 15 years of experience as a Reading Specialist and Secondary ELA Special Education instructor, she has supported students of all ages, including adults, with complex accommodations and differentiated curriculum design. Her background in social emotional learning enhances her ability to support fellow educators and the community effectively. A proud Hoosier, Jody resides in Southern California, where her speaking engagements, direct support of teachers, and passion for empowering educators continue to make a meaningful impact on education.