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Observations & Connections...Dr. Courtney Brown: Project Narrative

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R.W. Norton Art Gallery

4747 Creswell Avenue

Shreveport, LA 71106

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The R.W. Norton Art Gallery is excited to partner with Dr. Courtney Brown, a National Writing Project consultant, and Ranger Terri Jacobson of the Red River Wildlife Refuge to provide three days of innovative ideas to help foster cross-curricular discussions and writing. By teaching students how to develop connections between what they see, hear, and say, the strategies presented in these workshops will enhance the effectiveness of students’ verbal and written communication.

“It’s not what is said, it’s how it is spoken; it’s not what you write, it’s how it is written; it’s not what’s implied, it’s what’s inferred.” -B.J. Neblett (from the essay Flash Fiction 12-2015)

Fee: $10

Time: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Intended Audience: Educational Stakeholders (Teachers, Parents, & Community Educators)

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R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave, Shreveport, La 71106

Daily Schedule:

08:30 am to 09:00 am - Participant arrival

09:00 am to 11:30 am - 1st Session (2 1/2 hours)

11:30 am to 01:00 pm - Break for Lunch

01:00 am to 03:30 pm - 2nd Session (2 1/2 hours)


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Project Narrative, a collective research foci of Dr. Courtney A. Brown, is centered on both the academic and socio-emotional value of humanity’s individual and collective stories. Threading through generations, across cultures, and presented in diverse modalities, Project Narrative speaks profoundly to the foundational gateway narrative provides in accessing more complex types of writing and the resilience present in lived experiences.

This workshop will take the participant on a magnificent journey from theory to practice employing strategies to fully unpack the integration between writing, literature, and informational text-based standards. Educational stakeholders in grades 3-11 will receive tools boosting their efficacy in helping students achieve success as writing narratives is a big part of the LEAP 2025 ELA exam.

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Courtney A. Brown, the CEO of Somebody’s Answer LLC, is a prolific author, National Writing Project Consultant, educator, lecturer, and curriculum specialist. Her research agenda incorporates an approach to literacy which amplifies the contextual resilience present in the individual and collective narratives of underrepresented communities, provides authentic experiences in writing, and connects theoretical approaches to practical, real-world experiences in literacy. For more than 20 years, Dr. Brown has dedicated herself to a life of service in the state of Louisiana, beginning her professional career as a residential counselor, therapeutic foster care case manager and supervisor. She then transitioned to education, serving in the public school system as an elementary, middle school, high school, and magnet school teacher. These varied experiences have allowed Dr. Brown to become a bridge between pre-service teachers’ curriculum requirements, and the actual practice of teaching. She is a relevant representation of the sensitivity and compassion needed to encourage literacy in all students.

Nationally recognized for her scholarship and research, Courtney Brown was named a recipient of the Association of Classroom Teachers’ Fellowship (2016, 2017, 2018), and was an America Achieves Cohort Three Fellow (2016). She was nominated for the Distinguished Dissertation of the Year Award (2018), and was the facilitator for the community discussion series on the nationally acclaimed America’s Creed PBS special (2019).


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