Sat, Sep 24|
Arizona School for the Arts
AETA Conference 2022: “I Change Myself, I Change the World”: Stories of Hope, Change, & Light.
The Arizona English Teachers Association, your state affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English, invites you to attend the AETA Conference 2022: “I Change Myself, I Change the World”: Stories of Hope, Change, & Light with speakers, Dr. Tracey Flores & Saraciea J. Fennell.
Time & Location
Sep 24, 2022, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM MST
Arizona School for the Arts, 1410 N 3rd Street Ac, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
About the event
ABOUT THE AETA ANNUAL CONFERENCE:
We are honored to have Dr. Tracey Flores, a veteran English educator and researcher, as our keynote speaker for the 2022 AETA Conference. Tracey is a former English Language Development (ELD) and English Language Arts (ELA) teacher, who worked for eight years alongside culturally and linguistically diverse students, families, and communities in K-8 schools throughout Glendale and Phoenix. Tracey is the founder of Somos Escritoras, which supports Latinx girls in developing their literacy skills while learning new tools to speak their truths, define themselves, and amplify their voices within a supportive and empowering community of Latinx girls and women.
Our featured speaker, Saraciea J. Fennell is a Black Honduran writer and the founder of The Bronx is Reading, a literacy program which creates an interest for reading among young people, while also promoting reading and writing skills through engaging author visits, reading group guides from publishers, and new books for children. She served as editor and contributing author for the young adult nonfiction anthology Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed: 15 Voices from the Latinx Diaspora (2021). Fennell opens the anthology by critically discussing how individuals from the Latinx diaspora are often stereotyped, “But we are so much more…”. The YA authors in Wild Tongues share from their lived experiences growing up in diverse Latinx communities. Their stories and voices can bring hope and validation to the students within our classrooms.
We welcome you to attend this year's conference:“I Change Myself, I Change the World”: Stories of Hope, Change, & Light. Stories of change inspire action. As educators we can align our practices and attitudes to create classrooms that center the lives and voices of our students and communities. Let’s come together to shift, reflect, and transform.
PAYING WITH PURCHASE ORDERS:
If registering using a Purchase Order, please email as a PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that purchase orders must be received before the conference date in order to attend.
TRAVEL ACCOMODATION RECOMMENDATIONS:
Best Western Downtown Phoenix is located at 620 N. 6th St, Phoenix, AZ 85004.
Phone Number: 602-452-2020
The Clarendon Hotel & Spa located at 401 West Clarendon Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Phone Number: 602-252-7363
Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Midtown located at 4000 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone Number: 602-279-9811
Hyatt Place Phoenix / Downtown located at 150 W Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Phone Number: 602-388-4888
This ticket includes light breakfast & lunch.