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Layers of Learning: The Power of Sharing Stories for Schoolwide Literacy Celebrations, 10/25/22 @ 7:30PM ET
Join JoEllen McCarthy with special guest, Northern Parkway principal,  Dr. Bilal Polson as they share titles, tips and student work inspired by books as tools to help celebrate cultural and community literacies.

Oct 25, 2022 07:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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JoEllen McCarthy
JoEllen McCarthy is a lifelong learner, educator, and literacy specialist who spends her days teaching and learning alongside students, teachers, and administrators. As a literacy consultant and a Book Ambassador for The Educator Collaborative, JoEllen always connects her work to powerful picture books that honor the lived experiences of all children. She champions the power of read alouds and explores her vision for this work for teachers, families, and students in the book, Layers of Learning: Using Read Alouds to Connect Literacy and Caring Conversations.
Dr. Bilal Polson
Dr. Bilal Polson, since December 2007, served the students and families of Northern Parkway Elementary School in Uniondale, NY, as assistant principal and currently as principal, commencing July 1, 2016. Upon graduation from the prestigious LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts, Bilal received his undergraduate degree from New York University. He studied Movement Therapy at the University of California, Los Angeles and holds degrees from Adelphi University in education and in educational administration from Hofstra University. Principal Polson received his doctoral degree in educational leadership at Hofstra University in May 2013. Dr. Polson consistently presents at local and national conferences and is the co-author of a number of peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Bilal is the co-editor of Toward Culturally Sustaining Teaching: Early Childhood Educators Honor Children with Practices for Equity and Change (NCTE/Routledge 2020).