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Culturally Responsive Instruction, Part 1: 10 Tips for Liberating Your Literacy Instruction

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Culturally Responsive Instruction Series, Part 1

Presented by Kamania Wynter-Hoyte, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of South Carolina; Michele Myers, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University; Sanjuana C. Rodriguez, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Reading and Literacy Education, Kennesaw State University; Eliza Braden, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Elementary Education, University of South Carolina; Natasha Thornton, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Elementary Education, Spelman College; and Amanda Alexander, Ph.D., Chief Academic Officer, Scholastic

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Join us for an edWebinar with the authors of Revolutionary Love: Creating a Culturally Inclusive Literacy Classroom. They share research-proven strategies for districts, schools, and teachers. These strategies affirm and celebrate all students’ identities and cultural and linguistic practices.

You also learn how to select diverse children’s books for classrooms. With diverse collections, you liberate your literacy curriculum and promote more empathetic readers and writers.

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to K-12 district and school leaders, as well as teachers.

Scholastic Education’s Culturally Responsive Instruction series can be viewed in any order or as stand-alone edWebinars.
View Part 2: Culturally Responsive Instruction: Choosing and Using Diverse Texts
View Part 3: Q&A with Dr. Gholdy Muhammad: Culturally Responsive Instruction Series

About the Presenters

Kamania Wynter-Hoyte, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina. Her teaching and scholarship center on the brilliance, joy, and stories of diverse young learners.

Michele Myers

Michele Myers, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at Wake Forest University. As a holistic, social justice educator, Dr. Myers is committed to ensuring that all children receive a humanizing education that honors their histories, heritages, literacies, languages, cultures, family structures, and communities as assets for learning. Dr. Myers recently co-authored The Educator’s Guide to Building Child & Family Resilience (Scholastic, 2023) with Linda C. Mayes.

Sanjuana Carrillo Rodriguez

Sanjuana Carrillo Rodriguez, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Reading and Literacy Education at Kennesaw State University. Her work focuses on the early literacy development of emergent bilingual students, Latinx children’s literature, and social justice education in teacher education.

Eliza Braden

Eliza G. Braden, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Elementary Education at the University of South Carolina. Her research interests include critical literacy and language practices of Black and Latinx children and their families, culturally relevant teaching, and critical multicultural children’s literature.

Natasha Thornton

Natasha Thornton, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Elementary Education at Spelman College. Her research interests include culturally responsive literacy instruction, curricula affirming Black children’s histories and identities, and the intersection of teachers’ beliefs and practices.

Amanda Alexander

Amanda Alexander, Ph.D. serves as Scholastic’s Chief Academic Officer. In this role, she leads research and validation efforts to ensure the efficacy of products, the delivery of professional learning services, and the company’s partnership with the Yale Child Study Center focusing on the intersection of literacy and health. Before joining Scholastic, Dr. Alexander served as the Vice President of Policy and Partnership Development at Teachstone. With more than 20 years of progressive leadership experience, the majority of Dr. Alexander’s service has been as a practitioner in the public sector. She has a B.A. in English and an M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction from Howard University, an M.S.Ed. in educational leadership from Baruch College, and a Ph.D. in education from American University.

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