What does culturally responsive and inclusive writing instruction look like in practice? How might you encourage student voice in writing assignments while respecting linguistic differences, including Black English Vernacular?

Over two sessions, explore these topics with Dr. Carmine Stewart through lecture, discussion, application and reflection, and writing and revision in a participatory Writer's Workshop, a tool for increasing writing ability through collaborative, appreciative practice.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • ELA teachers and tutors of all levels

This PD opportunity consists of two virtual sessions over Zoom with application and reflection in between:

  1. Thursday, 5/11, from 1-3 pm

  2. Thursday, 6/1, from 1-2 pm

Each participant will be asked to experiment with one practice or strategy in the weeks following Session 1 and report back on that experience in Session 2.

Topics over the two sessions will include:

  • What representation looks like in the ELA classroom
  • Benefits of representation to non-marginalized students and society at large
  • Strategies for increasing representation through writing
  • Black English Vernacular, Standard English, and language differences
  • Wisdom from the research: actions teachers should (and should not) take
    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Provide a personal rationale for focusing efforts on increasing representation
  • Incorporate more culturally responsive practices in reading and writing lessons
  • Approach writing instruction in ways that guide students towards Standard English while demonstrating respect and appreciation for students' home languages
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
05/11/2023 - 1:00 pm to 05/11/2023 - 3:00 pm
06/01/2023 - 1:00 pm to 06/01/2023 - 2:00 pm
PD Center
SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Team
Topic Area
Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Teaching
ADEI (anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion)
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