UW alum Shieble to discuss ‘Classroom Talk for Social Change’ in Sept. 21 book talk

Classroom Talk for Social Change book coverUW–Madison alumna Melissa Schieble will be featured in a book talk hosted by Teachers College, Columbia University, about a new book she co-authored that is titled, “Classroom Talk for Social Change: Critical Conversations in English Language Arts.”

Schieble’s co-authors, Amy Vetter and Kahdeidra Monét Martin, will also participate in the discussion, which will be moderated by Limarys Caraballo, an associate professor of English education at Queens College. The talk will focus on how to foster critical conversations in the English language arts (ELA) classroom, and how teachers can use the book — which encourages teachers to engage students in noticing and discussing harmful discourses about race, gender, and other identities — in their teaching practice.

Schieble is an associate professor of English education at Hunter College of the City University of New York. She received her PhD, MS, and BS from the UW–Madison School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

The book talk will take place virtually on Monday, Sept. 21, at 1 p.m. (Central Time) via Zoom. More information, including how to register, can be found here.