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Culturally Responsive Texts with Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul

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

July 12, 2023 | 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm EDT


Cost:  Free
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About this event:

Single Session

Our single professional learning sessions are designed to easily fit into your day. Typically one hour or less, these sessions explore timely and relevant topics including teaching strategies, current events, and more.


This professional learning event is self-paced and will be delivered virtually. When you register, you will receive instructions for how access and participate in the event.

This event qualifies for Certificate of Completion.

At the conclusion of viewing the webinar, participants can download a Certificate of Completion for one hour of attendance. Certificates may be submitted for a school’s or district’s approval towards professional development credits. Requirements for professional development credits vary by state. It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure that they are meeting the requirements of their school, organization, and/or state.

English & Language Arts
Culture & Identity

Join Facing History and Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul for a discussion about culturally responsive text selection, with a special focus on understanding anti-Blackness and the importance of celebrating Black joy. Together, we’ll discuss 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. 

Captioning will be provided during this webinar, which takes place from 12:15–1:15 PM ET/11:15 AM–12:15 PM CT/ 10:15–11:15 AM MT/9:15–10:15 AM PT. If this time doesn’t work for your schedule, be sure to register and we’ll notify you once the recording is available On-Demand.

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.

Supporting Materials

Speaker Bio

Dr. Sonja Cherry - Paul

Founder, Red Clay Educators

Headshot of Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul.

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