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Q&A with Dr. Gholdy Muhammad: Culturally Responsive Instruction Series

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Q&A with Dr. Gholdy Muhammad: Culturally Responsive Instruction Series

Presented by Gholdy Muhammad, Ph.D., Professor of Literacy, Language, and Culture, University of Illinois
Moderated by Amanda Alexander, Ph.D., Chief Academic Officer, Scholastic

Sponsored by Scholastic Education Solutions

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Join Scholastic’s Dr. Amanda Alexander for a lively discussion with Dr. Gholdy Muhammad, who shares her insights and strategies for implementing culturally responsive instruction in the classroom. They also explore the significance of honoring diverse perspectives and cultural backgrounds, emphasizing how joy can transform school curricula and foster inclusive learning communities.

Educators leave this edWebinar with:

  • Practical strategies to implement culturally responsive teaching practices that cater to the diverse needs of all students
  • Effective methods to cultivate inclusive learning environments that respect and celebrate students’ cultural identities
  • A deeper understanding of the impact culturally responsive teaching can have on student learning outcomes and holistic development

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to PreK-12 teachers and school and district leaders.

Scholastic Education’s Culturally Responsive Instruction series can be viewed in any order or as stand-alone edWebinars.
View Part 1: Culturally Responsive Instruction, Part 1: 10 Tips for Liberating Your Literacy Instruction
View Part 2: Culturally Responsive Instruction Series: Choosing and Using Diverse Texts

Gholnecsar (Gholdy) Muhammad

About the Presenter

Dr. Gholnecsar (Gholdy) Muhammad is Professor of Literacy, Language, and Culture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She specializes in Black historical excellence within educational communities, focused on reframing curriculum and instruction to better reflect contemporary needs. Her scholarly contributions have been featured in prominent academic journals and books, solidifying her reputation as a leading voice in the field.

Dr. Muhammad’s dedication to excellence has been recognized through various national awards, including the 2021 NCTE Outstanding Elementary Educator in the English Language Arts and the 2024 Divergent Award for Excellence in Literacy and Advocacy. Dr. Muhammad has authored two best-selling, influential books tailored for educators: Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy and Unearthing Joy: A Guide to Culturally and Historically Responsive Teaching and Learning. These works serve as foundational resources for educators seeking to enhance their practice through culturally responsive pedagogy.

Amanda Alexander

About the Moderator

Dr. Amanda Alexander 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. Prior to 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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