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Best Practices for a Culturally Responsive Learning Community
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Presented by Jay Matthews, Community Impact Specialist, EVERFI; Wyjuana Montgomery, Lead, K12 District Relationships, EVERFI; Erica Hart, Director, K12 Implementation, Kansas & Missouri, EVERFI; and Jessie Fox, M.Ed., Director, K12 Community Engagement, EVERFI
Sponsored by EVERFI
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We find ourselves in a moment where the dialogue about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is happening across the nation. As we prepare for addressing these conversations in our classrooms, it is important to equip ourselves with a framework and strategies to help us feel prepared.
Educators leave this edWebinar with an awareness of the culturally responsive pedagogy framework as well as strategies to create opportunities for deeper classroom conversations surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion. Viewers also gain access to digital resources as well as DEI lessons for the classroom.
This recorded edWebinar is of interest to teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders of the middle and high school grades.
About the Presenters
Jay Matthews has worked in education for over 10 years as a PreK lead teacher, scholarship advisor/financial aid officer, undergraduate instructor and 4H cooperative extension agent. She’s a three-time Auburn University graduate (bachelor’s in mass communication ‘09, M.Ed. in instructional technology ‘13, and Ed.S. in adult education ‘15). Fun fact: she happens to be the ultimate crafter/DIY’er. As EVERFI’s Community Impact Specialist, Jay supports educator groups with free resources, easy-to-implement classroom ideas, and lifelong connections.
Wyjuana Montgomery is a graduate of Duke University (BA of African & African-American studies) and Ashford University (MA of organizational management). She has been with EVERFI for six-and-a-half years based in Oklahoma City and is now the district director for Oklahoma, Colorado, Utah, Washington, and Oregon. Wyjuana has had an adventurous career that has included working for the NBA Seattle SuperSonics, WNBA Seattle Storm, and OKC Thunder as well as Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma. Outside of EVERFI, Wyjuana is a motivational speaker, community mentor of teens, and the author of a two-time award-winning book for teen girls, with her second book in the works. In her free time, she loves traveling, reading and spending quality time with friends and family. Wyjuana has been married for over 22 years to the love of her life and they have three children, as well as a niece in their care, three grandchildren and two dogs.
Erica Hart is a director of implementation based in her hometown of Kansas City. She graduated from Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in business education and earned her master’s degree in educational technology from the University of Central Missouri. Erica was a business educator in an urban school district in the Kansas City area for seven years working with students in entrepreneurial studies and marketing/management pathways. She was part of a team that launched the Academy model in her school district that guides students toward college and career success through earning industry certifications and work-based learning experiences. She joined EVERFI in 2017 where she helps to train teachers, provide ongoing support, and share data with schools and districts about the impact of EVERFI’s resources.
Jessie Fox, M.Ed. has been in education for the past 13 years as both a teacher and a coach. She now works as EVERFI’s Director of K12 Community Engagement from her home base in Portland, Oregon, where she connects educator communities with relevant, no-cost resources for their classrooms. Jessie is thrilled to bring educators together around a common goal of gifting students with real-world skills, and provides free access to engaging content around diversity, equity and inclusion, digital wellness, STEM, health and wellness, social-emotional learning, and financial literacy. Jessie also hosts free bi-weekly webinars, along with EVERFI’s free flagship summer educator conference, LearnOn.
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