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Culturally Responsive Teaching in the ELA Classroom

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Culturally Responsive Teaching in the ELA Classroom

Presented by Dr. Tyrone C. Howard, Professor in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA, Senior Fellow at ICLE, and HMH Learning Sciences and Research Advisory Board
Moderated by Whitney Young, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt



The recording will be posted on this page after the live session. Closed captioning will be added to the recording within 2 weeks of the live presentation.

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As ELA educators, we envision a classroom where students can connect with texts, share their ideas and experiences with their peers, and actively engage with their lesson activities. Research shows that this level of engagement is dependent upon students feeling included, validated, valued, and safe. This is why relevancy matters in the ELA classroom. Culturally responsive teaching leverages the experience and strengths of your diverse student population to make lessons more relevant and improve educational outcomes.

In this edWebinar, you will learn strategies for:

  • Creating a learning environment that affirms students
  • Selecting culturally responsive curricular content
  • Incorporating best practices for a more relevant classroom

This edWebinar will be of interest to middle and high school teachers and school and district leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.


Tyrone HowardAbout the Presenter

Dr. Tyrone C. Howard is Professor in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. Dr. Howard is also the inaugural director of the new UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families, which is a campuswide consortium examining academic, mental health, and social-emotional experiences and challenges for California’s most vulnerable youth populations. He is also the former associate dean for equity, diversity and inclusion. Dr. Howard’s research examines culture, race, teaching, and learning. Dr. Howard is also the director and founder of the Black Male Institute at UCLA, which is an interdisciplinary cadre of scholars, practitioners, community members, and policy makers dedicated to examining the nexus of race, class, and gender of school-age youth. In 2016, he was listed by Education Week as one of the 50 most influential scholars in the nation informing educational policy, practice, and reform.


Whitney YoungAbout the Moderator

Whitney Young serves as Senior Product Marketing Manager for secondary ELA programs at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Within this role, she supports the product marketing initiatives for HMH Into Literature. Whitney has served as a middle school, high school, and college educator in Memphis, TN. She holds a Master of Science in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Memphis and a Bachelor of Arts in English education and African American studies from Lake Forest College.


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