If diversifying curriculum is important, but you want to go beyond representation, come learn about strategies you can use to get started.
We will start by exploring what diversity means and why it matters in curriculum development. Next, we'll discuss how it helps students and their learning. Identifying gaps in curriculum is important, and we will do that across content areas so we can learn how to close them. Lastly, we will review how to move forward and keep this important work of diversifying the curriculum going. You will leave feeling prepared and ready to do this work thoughtfully.
About the Instructor
Lorena is a two time nationally awarded Dominican American educator focused on anti racist and anti bias education. She’s been featured in the New York Times, NPR, Rethinking Schools, EdWeek, Learning for Justice Magazine, and more. She published The Anti Racist Teacher: Reading Instruction Workbook, and her next book Textured Teaching: A Framework for A Culturally Sustaining Practice (Heinemann 2021) is about curriculum & lesson development focused on social justice. She’s a co-founder of #DisruptTexts and The Multicultural Classroom. Lorena is also the Chair of NCTE’s Committee Against Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English. She lives in Austin, Texas where she is a mami and wife- two of her most important roles.