Are you interested in engaging with other educators around centering Black students’ brilliance, histories, identities, and cultures in the classroom? Are you looking to move from learning about culturally relevant pedagogy to putting that knowledge into action? Do you have college- and career-ready standards-aligned ELA materials, but know they aren’t enough? Wherever you are at in your journey toward creating more equitable learning spaces for all students, we welcome you to join us in a new asynchronous course this November through mid-February!
This course will explore adapting K-12 standards-aligned literacy materials with a focus on cultural responsiveness. You will engage with the following topics in order to support your growth in purpose, pedagogy, and practice:
- Knowledge of Self & Others, including a focus on Black brilliance
- Dr. Gholdy Muhammad’s Historically Responsive Literacy Framework
- Equitable Design Thinking
- Building Community
During the first part of this course (November-early December), we will reflect on ourselves, our students, and our existing literacy instructional materials. In the second portion (mid December - February), we’ll turn to taking action by developing a prototype of materials adaptions using the Historically Responsive Literacy framework. Along the way you’ll learn from other course participants in our online platform and build community during optional live events!
For more information, please see the course brochure.