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Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy: Empowering Responsive and Reflective Educators

Thursday, March 3, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy: Empowering Responsive and Reflective Educators

Presented by Maria Campanario, National Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Leadership Consultant, Benchmark Education
Moderated by Geraldine Stevens, Vice President of Product Marketing, Benchmark Education

Sponsored by Benchmark Education

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Explore ways to create school and classroom environments that build on diverse students’ strengths and increase access to effective learning experiences. In this edWebinar, equity and inclusion expert Maria Campanario explains how educators can build positive relationships and support classroom conversations that encourage analysis of different perspectives, experiences, and cultures.

This research-based session provides a framework for developing an academic mindset and critical-thinking skills through responsive instruction and the use of resources that feature a variety of voices and viewpoints. Topics discussed include:

  • How cultural attributes and social interactions can affect learning and outcomes
  • A coherent approach to providing relevant instruction and targeted support
  • What to look for in textbooks, trade books, and supplemental resources
  • Developing students’ abilities to identify, analyze, and solve real-world problems

This recorded edWebinar shares ways to expand the learning capacities and improve the academic outcomes of diverse students, so it is of interest to K-12 literacy, ESL/ELD, and bilingual administrators, as well as principals, instructional coaches, teachers, and other educators.


Maria CampanarioAbout the Presenter

Maria Campanario has over four decades of experience in education in administrative, consulting and teaching roles. Her work with districts concentrates on building effective schools, literacy, issues of equity, multilingual learners, special education and supporting district/school administrators in organizational planning. Nationally, she presents at multiple conferences yearly. Maria’s university instruction focuses on courses for educational leadership, content literacy, race and urban education with a focus on equity and instruction that addresses the needs of socially, culturally and linguistically diverse student populations. Maria is the national diversity, equity, inclusion and leadership consultant at Benchmark Education and has recently been on the authorship team creating social justice pieces for Benchmark Booster and core programs.


Geraldine StevensAbout the Moderator

Geraldine Stevens has 25 years of experience in K-12 educational publishing, technology, and professional development in the areas of literacy, languages, science, and social studies. She is interested in the confluence of humanities, harnessing technology for student learning, and examinations of representation and identity. Geraldine is the vice president of product marketing at Benchmark Education.


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Thursday, March 3, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
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