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Culturally Responsive Texts with Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul

In this webinar Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul discussed the necessity of culturally responsive texts in ELA classrooms.



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Single Session

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English & Language Arts
Culture & Identity

In this special conversation, Facing History and Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul discussed culturally responsive text selection, with a special focus on understanding anti-Blackness and the importance of celebrating Black joy. Dr. Cherry-Paul examined how to apply the principles of anti-racism to text selection as well as talk about current social and political challenges that can result in book banning and other restrictions.

You will be eligible to receive one-hour of professional development credit for participation if you actively watch the webinar. At the conclusion of the webinar, you will be able to download a certificate of completion from the webinar console. Check with your school or district in advance of the webinar to ensure that the professional development credit is accepted.

We are grateful to The Hammer Family for supporting the development of our on-demand learning and teaching resources.

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Speaker Bio

Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul

Founder, Red Clay Educators

Headshot of Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul.

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