(AWAY) Authentic Writing Awaits You… Writing is necessary and relevant to everyone! Attend this session to learn how to integrate writing activities in any subject area within your educational setting (including P.E. and Fine Arts) with creative, culturally relevant, and engaging prompts. Participants will also leave the session with a wealth of resources and ideas to motivate students to write outside of the school setting. The objectives of this session are as follows: Participants will …Read More
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NEW Article–D.R.E.A.M. Literacy: Enhancing the Literacy Experience for Diverse Populations
“It was all a dream…” In October 2019, I had another a peer-reviewed article published in the Texas Association for Literacy Education’s Yearbook. It was an article that began as a presentation session at TALE’s 2019 Annual Conference held in Waco, Texas (February 28th -March 2, 2019) . Read the brief abstract below, and follow the link to read the rest of the article: Abstract “D.R.E.A.M. Literacy” represents several pieces necessary to address and provide …Read More
Spring 2019- New, Newer, Newest…
This is has been one of the most challenging, yet most rewarding periods in my entire life and career in education. I had so many new starts and new beginnings. A new city, new position, new home–you get the point, everything was new. Thankfully, despite family emergencies and relocating after being in the same place for 15 years, there were many opportunities to grow career wise and personally. Hawaii International Conference on Education: I was …Read More
Dr. Childs’ Two-Cent Tuesdays
What is my “Two-Cents” I recently began a new journey of putting more creative and helpful instructional tips related to literacy and the classroom environment on my social media accounts (as I have a small, but growing network of teachers that I interact with online).
The concept of “DREAM” (Diversity, Relevance, Engagement, Access, and Motivation) will be one of my next projects that I develop to encourage educators to implement into their reading and literacy instruction. A book, a series of presentations and/or webinars, and an online platform will be created to help educators learn to encourage at-home support, use diverse texts, popular culture and technology, and multi modal resources that empower students, and parents. According to a study by …Read More
Teaching Students to L.O.V.E. Literacy
If you are visiting this website, you have probably attended one of my sessions or workshops “Teaching Students to L.O.V.E. Literacy”. During this session, I spoke of ways to get educators, parents, and advocates of literacy involved in the process of building student literacy skills in non-traditional formats. This session had techniques and discussion that is applicable to nearly any age group, and seeks to help empower those who want to put some creativity into …Read More
TALE Board Elections: Vote for Dr. K. Childs
Recently, I took a leap of faith–as I am seeking to be more active in educational policies and educational rights for students, parents, and of course, teachers. I put in my nomination to be a part of the TALE (Texas Association for Literacy Education) Board. Please read a portion of my submitted background and vision for TALE (below). Also, feel free to click on the provided links for more information. If you are a …Read More
New Beginnings- Fall 2016 Semester Reflection
It has been a BUSY, and an exciting semester. So much has happened, and I could write about so many things, but I will focus on a few highlights of my time for this Fall 2016 Semester Reflection. It has been full of learning experiences for myself and my students. The Fall 2016 semester has ended, and we survived! Although I am still on the same mission of teaching students, and pushing them to be …Read More
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