Co-Constructing Curriculum and Community (CCC)

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Keon McGuire or Melanie Bertrand
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  • The MLFTC Equity Council invites you to join Co-Constructing Curriculum and Community (CCC). The primary purpose of CCC will be to co-construct common goals and projects, in which members can work to learn from, support, and amplify local Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and equity-oriented community partnerships and actions. We will focus on ways MLFTC educators might promote K-12 asset-based curriculum and practices that are enriching, participatory, relevant to students’ lives and disrupt exploitive and dehumanizing practices. Suggested topics for initial focus include: Re-imagining Curriculum; Funds of Knowledge Oriented Partnerships; and Disrupting Exploitation of Educator Workforce.

    This Educational Equity Literacy Community will be hosted by Dr. Lirio Patton. 

    lirio headshotDr. Lirio Patton is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Educating Multilingual Learners (EML) program. She began her teaching career in California’s LAUSD and continued teaching in K-12 Phoenix Metropolitan Area schools. She is also a researcher, having collaborated on various projects, notably the Spencer funded “Children Crossing Borders,” cross-national study led by Joseph Tobin and “Formando Lazos,” led by Lynet Uttal at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UWM), addressing parent education in Latinx immigrant community. At UWM, Lirio Patton also worked with K-12 teacher candidates, under the tutelage of Gloria Ladson-Billings. Dr. Patton is guided by critical perspectives in education, committed to serving historically excluded communities in education, and expanding an understanding of Chican@/Latinx community knowledge systems.


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