Examine the relationship between literacy theories and classroom practice while becoming familiar with seminal research in language, literacy and culture. Expand the definition of literacy as it relates to self, P-12 learners and society. Learn about and practice building community with colleagues in a literacy environment.

Deepen understanding of critical literacy by actively questioning the stance found within, behind, and among texts. Learn to guide students to ask questions about representation, marginalization, power and benefit.  Encourage critical awareness through personal and professional transformation.