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Webinar: Learner Variability and Culturally Responsive Practices 

18 days ago

How can understanding learning sciences research support culturally responsive practices?  We will hear from distinguished panelists on how they approach culturally responsive practice in their courses and practice. Panelists will discuss some of the key findings from the research as well as the gaps and the importance of culturally responsive practices in teacher education and K-12 classrooms. The webinar will be moderated by Alexandra Merritt Johnson, inclusive innovation researcher, and Jessica Jackson, director of professional development at Digital Promise.

Speakers:

Angela Elkordy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Learning Sciences and Ed. Leadership Studies

Angela Elkordy, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of educational leadership, at the National College of Education, National Louis University, Chicago, IL. She is the founding director of the Learning Sciences programs. Elkordy is passionate about empowering educators’ practice through research and teaching in the learning sciences, instructional technologies, leadership, and research.  She is the lead author of Design Ed: Connecting Learning Sciences Research to Practice, published in 2019 by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). This text, designed for educators, celebrates teaching as a design science that can leverage evidence-based practices and digital tools for powerful teaching and learning.  Elkordy served in PreK-12 contexts as a teacher and school leader for over a decade. She continues to build capacity in teachers and school leaders through her work in higher education and consulting through Learning by Design.

Leigh Ann Erickson
Founder
Undone Consulting

Leigh Ann Erickson, educator, activist, and author of What is White Privilege, has taught in New York City, Chicago, rural Ohio, and Mt. Vernon, Iowa. These experiences shaped her work in furthering equity in education. She was a finalist for the 2019 Iowa Teacher of the Year and aims to eradicate racism through justice-driven teaching, with a focus on educating white students and adults. Erickson is the founder of Undone Consulting and The Undone Movement- a nationwide movement of racial reconciling. Grateful to play a small role in centuries-long resistance work, she owes much to her family, friends, and mentors.

Courtney Teague
Director of Professional Learning, Content, and Learner Experience
Digital Promise

With nearly two decades of teaching, executive coaching, speaking, and most essential, real-life hands-on experience, Courtney L. Teague’s view is realistic and different. Teague is grateful and shares with anyone who listens to the importance of living the life you deserve professionally and/or personally while infusing diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. She also is the author of How to Win Students and Inspire Them and The Uncommon Coach. Teague’s current work focuses on coaching, diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility; powerful instructional technology use; and leadership development.
She holds a bachelor of science degree in collaborative teaching from Alabama State University; a master of public administration from Troy University; an education specialist in brain-based teaching from Nova Southeastern University; a doctorate in instructional technology and distance education from Nova Southeastern University; coach certification from Academy of Creative Coaching; and Prosci Change Management Practitioner certification.

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