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How to Get Started with Culturally Responsive Teaching for Back to School

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

How to Get Started with Culturally Responsive Teaching for Back to School

Presented by Dr. Tonia Durden, Clinical Professor and Birth-Five Program Coordinator, Georgia State University
Moderated by Raven Griffin, Marketing Manager, Kaplan Early Learning Company

Sponsored by Kaplan Early Learning Company

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Are you wanting to know how to get started with culturally responsive teaching for back to school? Watch renowned author, clinical professor, and Birth through Five Program Coordinator Tonia Durden, Ph.D. as she shares first steps towards creating racially equitable learning and engaging educational experiences for young children.

As you welcome children and educators back to school, it is critical to build classroom community to establish a sense of belonging so learning through play can follow. One way you can encourage bond building and establish community is by using culturally responsive teaching strategies.

This interactive edWebinar explores how early childhood professionals can create high-quality, culturally responsive and equitable learning experiences for racially diverse children. Dr. Durden presents the latest innovations and best practices teachers, leaders and scholars can use in their everyday engagement with children and families. Viewers learn the following:

  • What is culturally responsive teaching
  • Why all educators, leaders, and scholars should be mindful of culturally responsive interactions when building classroom community
  • How to create culturally responsive classroom environments
  • How to incorporate family engagement through culturally responsive teaching
  • How to provide assessments that are culturally responsive
  • How to be anti-bias and anti-racist with the mindset of advocating for all children

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to PreK-3 teachers and school and district leaders as well as early childhood researchers and scholars.


Tonia DurdenAbout the Presenter

Tonia Durden, Ph.D. is a clinical professor and birth through five program coordinator within the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education at Georgia State University and co-author of Don’t Look Away: Embracing Anti-Bias Classrooms. Dr. Durden’s primary scholarship and research trajectory focuses on exploring how to create racially equitable learning experiences for racially and ethnically diverse children. Dr. Durden’s professional work and scholarship can be categorized into three core areas of focus: early childhood education (curriculum and program development), racial educational equity (research to professional practice), and early childhood systems engagement (strategic partnerships and equitable systems building). Dr. Durden is committed to using teacher education and research as an informative vehicle towards helping develop educators and leaders who become culturally responsive change agents and advocates in their classrooms and communities.


Raven GriffinAbout the Moderator

Raven Griffin is a Classroom Management for Early Learning edWebinar and community host. Raven is the marketing manager for Kaplan Early Learning Company with a passion for early education and advocacy.


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Kaplan Early Learning CompanyFor more than 50 years, Kaplan Early Learning Company has been a champion for play. From our research-based curricula to enriching classroom environments and innovative technology solutions, Kaplan’s products and services inspire a lifelong love of learning in children and educators. We are architects of learning good and defenders of the imagination. We live for inseparable bonds and open minds. We encourage the eager and inspire the inspirers. We transform lives through play.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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