Learning Through Youth Authorship in the Classroom

Nastasia Lawton-Sticklor, Ruth Weche, Dimas Blanco, K'Nen Marrero, Samantha Pham - Journal of Youth Scholarship
Friday 7/12/2019 - 3pm to 4:30pm - Room: Blegen 10
This workshop will focus on using youth voice as a fundamental part of school curriculum. Using work published in The Journal of Youth Scholarship (JOYS), we invite educators and students to explore the possibilities for powerful learning from youth-authored texts in the classroom. JOYS is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal for youth authors. Our goal is to create space that empowers youth voices to be used as classroom resources, outlets for creativity and exploration, and sources of inspiration and camaraderie for youth both in and out of school. The journal also strives to challenge the convention that work produced by adults dominates the classroom as sources of knowledge.