The professional development included in this description will provide interactive and foundational experiences of culturally and historically responsive education to teachers and leaders. The session will blend history, theory, and practical/engaging approaches for understanding and implementing CHRE instructional practices. Dr.Gholdy Muhammad will demonstrate researched-based equity practices and offer pedagogical examples of lesson and unit plans.
In this foundational session, the facilitator will clearly define culture, equity, anti-racism, and culturally & historically responsive education. Together, culture will be explored and revisited in profound, multifaceted ways. We will consider our own cultural identities and approaches to learning the cultures/identities of students. By the end of this session, participants will understand the culture and will be charged to engage in self-identity work. The facilitator will also introduce participants to the model of culturally and historically responsive education. Participants will learn a brief history of CHRE and the power of education among communities of color in the United States. In addition, educators will be introduced to a five-layered equity model for teaching and learning (1) identity, (2) skills, (3) intellectualism (4) criticality, and (5) joy. Exemplar CHRE lesson and unit plans across the contents, and grade levels will be shown and discussed. The session will end with practical considerations for writing equitable lesson and unit plans.
  1. Educators will gain an understanding of culture, equity, anti-racism, and culturally & historically responsive instruction (CHRE);
  2. Educators will learn why youth and teachers need CHRE to advance equity and excellence;
  3. Educators will learn how CHRE can be used to improve and advance pedagogical practices;
  4. Educators will learn the difference between “good teaching” and CHRE; and
  5. Educators will observe exemplar CHRE lesson and unit plans across the contents and grade levels.
Potential Audience:
Educational stakeholders across K-12 content areas
Dr. Gholdy Muhammad
Currently an Associate Professor of Literacy, Language, and Culture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Gholnecsar (Gholdy) Muhammad is a leader who strives to shape the national conversation for educating youth that have been underserved. Her career also includes having served as a school district curriculum director responsible for K-12 literacy instruction, assessments, and professional development, and as a reading, language arts, and social studies middle school teacher.

Having received her PhD in Literacy, Language and Culture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, her research interests are situated in the historical foundations of literacy development and the writing practices among Black communities.

Additionally, she works with teachers and young people across the United States and South Africa in best practices in equity, anti-racism and culturally and historically responsive instruction. She served as a literacy coach and school board president. She has received numerous national awards and is the author of the best-selling book, Cultivating Genius: An Equity Model for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy.
Holiday Inn Al Barsha

Address: Al Barsha 1, Sheikh Zayed Road,
Next to Mall of the Emirates and Sharaf Dg Metro Station,
Dubai 115443 United Arab Emirates

Phone: +971 4 323 4333

8.30 am to 3.30 pm
Registration at 8.00 am
on the 13th January 2024.
USD 890 Till 15th December 2023
USD 850 Early Bird Offer Till 1st October 2023
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 16 Professional Development hours, Lunch and 2 coffee breaks.
Upcoming Workshops
Getting Personal with Inquiry Learning (K-8)
- By Kath Murdoch
24th & 25th February 2024, Dubai
The European Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute
- By Jim Knight
17th - 21st April 2024, Paris
In-Person Workshop: An Introduction to UNDERSTANDING BY DESIGN®
- By Jay McTighe
3rd & 4th May 2024, Amman Jordan