Episode 43 | Justice Through Culturally Relevant Teaching w/ Kimberly N. Parker, Ph.D

Season #2

In this episode of Our Classroom, Dr. Kimberly N. Parker, author of Literacy Is Liberation: Working Toward Justice Through Culturally Relevant Teaching, discusses one of the CRTs that are driving some folks crazy. 

Classroom notes:

    • Her best-selling book Literacy is Liberation: Working Toward Justice Through Culturally Relevant Teaching
    • The focus on Culturally Relevant Teaching and how it has guided her work
    • An overview of Culturally Relevant Intentional Literacy Communities (CRILCs)
    • CRILCs are places where vulnerability is necessary.

Kimberly N. Parker, PhD, has been working in literacy communities with young people for more than 20 years. She has always believed in the power of literacy to normalize the high achievement of all students, especially Black, Latinx, and other students of color. Her career has included public school teaching, preparing preservice teachers, conducting research about how to support the success of Black boy readers, and delivering professional development across the country.

She is currently the director of the Crimson Summer Academy at Harvard University, the 2020 recipient of the NCTE Outstanding Elementary Educator Award, a cofounder of #DisruptTexts and #31DaysIBPOC, and the current president of the Black Educators' Alliance of MA (BEAM).

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