As a result of this challenging year, many educators are struggling to find joy and inspiration in their work.  This webinar is designed to help reignite teachers through an exploration of Dr. Gholdy Muhammad’s "Historically Responsive Literacy Framework".  In Muhammad’s recently published book, Cultivating Genius she draws on the history of African American literary societies in the 19th century to create a framework that focuses on the development of students’ Identity, Skills, Intellect, and Criticality. In this webinar, teachers will explore these ideas and reflect on how the framework might be put into action in their own literacy units, either for the last month of school or looking ahead to next year. Teachers will leave the webinar with an understanding of this powerful educational concept, connections with other professionals, and new ideas about teaching literacy in responsive and joy-filled ways.

Course Objectives

  • Learn about Gholdy Muhammad’s Historically Responsive framework 
  • Reflect on how the framework can inform literacy instruction in ways that support a joyous classroom where students develop academically and personally
  • Begin to plan a literacy unit using the framework

Course Details

  • Participants will meet on Thursday, May 27th from 4:30 - 6:00pm PST via Zoom
  • The fee for this course is $25
  • The course fee includes 1.5 clock hours 
  • Registration is limited to 25 participants. Please join our waitlist if the course becomes full. We will contact you in the event that a seat becomes available or an additional date/time of the course is created.  For questions, please contact professionallearning@uw.edu.

Meet the Instructor

Maxine is a former elementary school teacher who has worked in teacher education for the past ten years.  She currently teaches Literacy Methods at the University of Washington and supervises teacher candidates in Seattle Public Schools.