Engaging World Literature: A Primary Source Conference for Secondary Educators

FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Textual analysis & interpretation; Analyzing point of view & purpose

DATE: Apr. 6, 2019
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Buckingham Browne & Nichols Schools (Cambridge, MA)
PDPs: 5
FEE: Partnership educators - no cost; Non-partnership educators - $200

What happens when we read across borders? What do our students gain in cross-cultural understanding? And what might be “lost in translation”? Primary Source’s spring conference will allow us to explore both the theory and practice of engaging diverse global literature in the middle and high school classroom. Join us to build your portfolio of global texts and teaching strategies, and bring your own to share. The program includes breakout workshops led by mentor teachers and librarians; "Poets Without Borders"-a poetry reading and discussion by transnational and globally-focused poets and teachers from the  Boston area; and roundtable discussions on the "hows" and "whys" of globalizing your ELA curriculum. Our keynote presenter is David Damrosch, comparative literature specialist at Harvard University and author of books including How To Teach World Literature and The Princeton Sourcebook in Comparative Literature. Dr. Damrosch was host of the groundbreaking PBS series Invitation to World Literature.

Especially for educators of grades 6-12.




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