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Friday, February 17 • 10:45am - 11:45am
The Ripple Effect of Fostering a Culture of Literacy Among Mentors

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Bakersfield City School District (BCSD) is focused on creating a Culture of Literacy. The BCSD seeks to develop a culture where members have agency and see themselves as readers with frequent, purposeful, and joyful interactions with text. As a team, New Teacher Development was challenged to embed this work in our professional development (PD) for mentors and new teachers as well as to be role models in promoting literacy. We began seeing the ripple effect of this PD in both mentor and mentee classrooms which is having a positive impact in the way students are engaging with reading. We are excited to share some of these impactful resources with you!

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Ashley Southworth, M.Ed.

Program Specialist - New Teacher Development, Bakersfield City School District
Ashley has served as a special education classroom teacher, a Teacher on Special Assignment with New Teacher Support, and now serves as Program Specialist for New Teacher Development in addition to working as an adjunct professor for Point Loma Nazarene University. Ashley’s passion... Read More →
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Uronda Wright

Program Specialist-New Teacher Development, Bakersfield City School District

Friday February 17, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am PST