KEYNOTE AND FEATURED Presenters

Cultivating Genius

An Equity Model for Culturally & Historically Responsive Education

We are delighted that
Dr. Gholnecsar (Gholdy) Muhammad
will delivery the keynote address at #AMLE21.

In this foundational session, Dr. Muhammad will define culture, equity, anti-racism and culturally & historically responsive education. Together, culture will be explored and revisited in deep, multifaceted ways. We will consider our own cultural identities and approaches to learning the cultures/identities of students. By the end of this session, attendees will understand culture and will be charged to engage in self-identity work. Dr. Muhammad will also introduce participants to the model of culturally and historically responsive education. Participants will learn a brief history of CHRE and the power of education among communities of color in the United States. In addition, educators will be introduced to a five-layered equity model for teaching and learning (1) identity, (2) skills, (3) intellectualism (4) criticality and (5) joy. Exemplar CHRE lesson and unit plans across the contents and grade levels will be shown and discussed. The session will end with practical considerations for writing equitable lesson and unit plans.

Dr. Muhammad is an Associate Professor of Language and Literacy at Georgia State University. She also serves as the director of the GSU Urban Literacy Clinic. Dr. Muhammad’s scholarship has appeared in leading educational journals and books. Some of her recognitions include the 2014 recipient of the National Council of Teachers of English, Promising New Researcher Award, the 2016 NCTE Janet Emig Award, the 2017 GSU Urban Education Research Award and the 2018 UIC College of Education Researcher of the Year. She is the author of the best selling book, Cultivating Genius: An Equity Model for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy.

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