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Real Talk: Constructing Authentic Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Langston League
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Endorsed by Curators:
Feb 10 10:00AM - 1:00PM

What if professional development wasn't a waste of your time?

What if professional development didn't end with your staff meetings but led to a classroom of engaged students?

What if professional development didn't leave teachers teetering on the line of political correctness, but your passions?

Langston League is willing to introduce you to a panel of unconventional and experiencededucators that seek to disrupt the education status quo through culturally responsive curriculum, professional development, and student workshops.

Real Talk: Constructing Authentic Culturally Responsive Pedagogy challenges educators to analyze, assess, and remix their approaches to engaging scholars. Langston League's presenters will address the following questions:

  • How can I use EdTech/gamification to make my lessons more culturally responsive?
  • What is authentic culturally responsive pedagogy? How do you utilize it?
  • What does it mean to be culturally competent?
  • How do teachers implement awareness and emotional intelligence in order to build relationships with students?

Educators will be immersed in a 3-hour session filled with interactive activities and they will discover:

  • How to gauge student learning styles and utilize information to hone activities
  • How to engage students with EdTech, classroom management strategy, narrativeand more
  • How to provide reflective spaces for parents and the community
  • How to use culturally relevant literature, lyricism/hip-hop, informational text to engagescholars and enhance lesson components

Bringlaptops & a sample lesson.Light refreshments will be served. Attendees will receive digital and hard copies of all workshop materials.

GET YOUR TICKETS WHILE YOU CAN! ONLY 10 EDUCATORS WILL BE ADMITTED TO THIS EVENT! WE WANT AN INTIMATE WORKSHOP.

Workshop Facilitators:

Erica Buddington

Complex Magazine called Erica BuddingtonThe Most Fire Teacher Ever.
Buddington exhibits cultural competence by engaging her scholars in a way that caters to their learning styles,identities, and increases their learning capacity.
Buddingtonis a career author and arts educator based in Brooklyn, New York. Buddington also writes fiction and memoir that elaborates the experience of the millennial woman of color. Shes written/published four books: (Intention, Boroughs Apart, Of Micah and Men and more). Shes also anHBO Def Poetandpoetry slam champion.
She left her post as Director of TRUCE Media and Arts at Harlem Childrens Zone to design and found Langston League:a company that designs equitable and culturally relevant curriculumvia unconventionaleducators, with an emphasis on literacy and the arts for children of color. Shes currently a curriculum lead and 6th Grade World History teacher at Capital Prep Harlem.

Fredrick Salyers

Fredrick Salyers is an educator, writer, and photographer, based in Brooklyn, New York. Salyers educational experience ranges from K-12 to higher education, specifically working with males of color. Before relocation to New York City, Salyers worked in learningcommunities, leadership programs, and international programs, for Morehouse College.

Salyers is Dean and Curriculum Specialist at a college prep charter school, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. He is also a diversity and classroom management consultant for Langston League.

Justin Lokossou

Residing in Harlem, New York by way of Benin, West Africa, Justin Lokossous life has revolved around education for years. Justins work with students ranges from the kindergarten to collegiate levels, as an academic advisor for Hunter College, Writing Specialist/Curriculum Designer at Harlem Childrens Zone for middle school students and a fencing instructor in elementary public schools. Joining Langston League as a Curriculum Designer, Justin is looking forward to employing his skills as a writer with his knowledge of the various ways students learn to create cohesive and engaging lessons.

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