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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in All Classrooms

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in All Classrooms

Presented by Melody McAllister, Flocabulary Platinum MCE; and Joquetta Johnson, Flocabulary Platinum MCE and Library Media Specialist

Sponsored by Nearpod

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In this edWebinar, learn about why culturally responsive teaching is vital for all classrooms and how to take steps to create safe, justice-minded, and inclusive learning opportunities for all students. Learn about culturally responsive and social justice pedagogy and understand what it should look like in every classroom regardless of demographics.

This recorded presentation will be of interest to K-12 teachers and school and district leaders.

About the Presenter

Melody McAllister began teaching in Texas in 2004 and has taught first, fifth, and fourth grades in the public school system. She homeschooled her oldest child in kindergarten and now returns to being a home educator after the recent move to Anchorage, Alaska. She will be teaching preschool, first grade, third, and fifth grades to her children. She and her husband have five children. Melody is a contributing author for ​The Fire Within: Lessons From Defeat that Have Inspired a Passion for Learning​ by Mandy Froehlich. She is a recipient of the 2017 Garland NAACP Educator of the Year, and her first children’s book will be on the market this fall, titled​ I’m Sorry Story​ by EduMatch Publishing. She is also the logistics manager for EduMatch Publishing and helps manage the social media sites and the EduMatch Publishing Facebook community. Melody is a member of ISTE and most recently spoke in Philadelphia about using technology to promote diversity and inclusion in the classroom.


Joquetta L. Johnson is a passion-driven, award-winning library media specialist, educator, and national speaker. As an educator for social justice, Joquetta’s favorite part of the job is leveraging technology, hip-hop and culturally relevant pedagogies to excite, engage, empower, and enable ALL students to enjoy learning while achieving academic success, amplifying their voices, and pursuing personal interests. Joquetta is the 2019 recipient of the American Association of School Librarians’ Roald Dahl’s Miss Honey Social Justice Award. With more than 20 years of experience in librarianship, educational technology, and higher education Joquetta is a highly sought-after keynote speaker, trainer, and knowledge broker. Known for her passion-driven and energetic presentation style, Joquetta inspires educators and leaders to “think, teach and lead as if, there is no box,” by infusing culturally sustainable and 21st century pedagogies into their instructional practices and work environments.

Joquetta implements best educational practices as a high school library media specialist in Baltimore County and as an adjunct instructor at Morgan State University in the School of Education and Urban Studies. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in curriculum and teaching. Her research interest lies in the implementation of hip-hop based education as a culturally responsive pedagogy to cultivate student engagement and positive learning outcomes in urban learning environments.


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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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