Asian American Literature and the Problem of Happiness A Three-Session Master Class with Denise Cruz (CTLE credits available)

Open to: Full-time PreK-12 Classroom Teachers
Opportunity at a Glance: During this three part session we will focus on two incredible short stories by Asian American authors.  Both are concerned with race, identity, and community, but handle these themes in unexpected ways.  With some help from feminist theory, we will  think critically about happiness, feeling, and contemporary Asian American literature. 

The sessions will focus on the following:

  • In the first two sessions, teachers learn from Professor Cruz of Columbia.
  • In the third session, participants exchange ideas with other brilliant teachers.

In addition, participants will complete a small amount of homework to prepare for each session.

This program is free for public and charter school teachers. Participants will be selected by application and nomination.

Key dates:  Mondays April 19th, April 26th , and, May 3rd, 2021 from 4:00p.m. – 5:15p.m.
Location: Virtual
Registration deadline: 04/06/2021

Take action: Learn more about this and other classes, then nominate a colleague or apply at
For more information: Rene Marion, Dean of Fellows, rene@academyforteachers