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Beyond Content: Taking a Culturally Responsive Approach to Online Learning

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Taking a Culturally Responsive Approach in the Classroom

Presented by Kevin Baird, Chairman, Center for College & Career Readiness; and Darrell Wilson, National Director of Strategic Partnerships, Achieve3000

Sponsored by Achieve3000

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Equity begins with access. Considering background knowledge, interest, and culture is only part of a Culturally Responsive Approach.

In this edWebinar, we draw directly from high-stakes assessment questions to discuss methods for engaging students from across cultural and socio-economic backgrounds while accelerating assessment outcomes. We will journey from the idea of “Culturally Responsive” as a “good idea and nice to have” to consider how engaging in research-based approaches drive deeper thinking and accelerated learning.

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to kindergarten through high school teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders.


Kevin BairdAbout the Presenters

Kevin Baird, MBA, ALEP serves as Chairman and Senior Faculty at the nonprofit Center for College & Career Readiness and Chief Academic Officer for Achieve3000. Kevin is a noted leader in college and career readiness content, strategies and standards. He has participated in educational research on every continent save for Antarctica, consulted with governments to create college and career readiness initiatives, and has served as trainer and consultant for states and districts across North America.


Darrell WilsonDarrell Wilson is the National Director of Strategic Partnerships for Achieve3000. He is a frequent guest speaker to school districts, universities, and non-profit organizations to underserved communities and students of color. His work includes high profile district initiatives with large non-profit organizations with representation from the NFL, ESPN, Fox, LA Times, Seattle Times, and The Vallejo Herald Times. Darrell is involved in migrant community initiatives for students that were 90% free and reduced lunch and the 2011 Initiative in all-male Chicago Charter School for African American Males leading to 100% graduation rate and acceptance into college. He was awarded the 2017 National Geographic Consultant of the year for Career Readiness. Darrell serves as an advisor for the Student with a Goal organization and The S.H.A.Y. Foundation. In 2008, Darrell received special recognition by US Congresswoman Hilda Solis (White House) and Senate majority leader Gloria Romero for Academic Excellence & Leadership in partnership with Baldwin Park Unified School District.

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At Achieve3000®, we believe literacy is the key to unlocking student success. Since 2001, we have partnered with schools and districts to accelerate literacy growth for all students with our flagship PRO platform for differentiated literacy instruction. Now we also offer Smarty Ants® for personalized foundational literacy and Actively Learn™ for secondary curriculum depth. Together, our solutions help all PreK-adult learners increase their college and career readiness and reach their full potential.



Tuesday, April 14, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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