Category: Global Awareness

14 - Critical Literacy: An Imperative for Gifted Programming

Saturday, Nov 17
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Developing critical literacy allows gifted students, often sensitive to issues of social justice, to examine social justice issues with a critical lens. We explore methods for applying instruction in critical literacy to examine today's critical issues and gain an understanding of how mini-lessons can be used to sharpen students' critical eye and give them tools for discussion and action.


Elizabeth A. Fogarty

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Fogarty is a Lecturer in Literacy Education at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. She is the Licensure Program Lead for the Reading program at UMN-TC. She teaches Foundations of Reading course to undergraduates and teaches in the additional license reading program. Previous to her position at University of Minnesota, Liz was an Associate Professor at East Carolina University where she taught courses in gifted education and in pre-service teacher education. She is a Board Member of the Minnesota Educators of the Gifted and Talented seeking to advocate for gifted learners, their families, and their teachers.