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Radical Hope in Schools: Literary Works of Dr. Kathryn Fishman-Weaver

This exhibit is on display in Ellis Library Colonnade from March 3 to April 28, 2023.

Just in time for Women’s History Month, view a collection of literary and arts integration projects led by Dr. Kathryn Fishman-Weaver. This bright display draws the viewer right into stories about youth participatory action research (YPAR), global education studies, and experiences teaching women’s and gender studies in schools. From murals created with kindergarten scholars to a bubblegum pink model of the human brain (3D printed at 300% size), this exhibit is a must-see for anyone interested in teaching and learning. Fishman-Weaver also includes copies of her six recent books, a peek inside a new poetry project, and bold posters celebrating co-authors, educational collaborators, advisory editors and student researchers.

Dr. Kathryn Fishman-Weaver began her teaching career in a public K-8 school in Oakland, CA. Since then, she has taught and led programs in special education, gifted education, English language arts, and teacher preparation. Fishman-Weaver currently serves as the executive director of Mizzou Academy and as an associate teaching professor in Learning, Teaching and Curriculum. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology, a master’s degree in special education, and a Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy analysis. Dr. Fishman-Weaver is the author or coauthor of six books in education: Wholehearted Teaching of Gifted Young Women (2018), When Your Child Learns Differently (2019), Brain-Based Learning with Gifted Students (2020), Connected Classrooms (2022) coauthored with Stephanie Walter, Teaching Women’s and Gender Studies Grades 6-8 (2023) co-authored with Jill Clingan, and Teaching Women’s and Gender Studies Grades 9-12 (2023) also co-authored with Jill Clingan. Her work has appeared in numerous publications and has been referenced by the U.S. Department of Education. She has lectured and led professional development sessions around the world.