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Glendaliz Martinez Almonte Webinar

By ILA Staff
 | Jun 15, 2021

On Monday, June 7, the International Literacy Association (ILA) held “Disrupting Instructional Paradigms by Embracing Culturally Responsive Pedagogy,” a webinar featuring Glendaliz Martinez Almonte and hosted by ILA member Julius B. Anthony, who also serves as president of the St. Louis Regional Literacy Association.

Almonte, a 20-year career educator, currently supports school districts in their planning, writing, and implementation of curriculum to ensure equity and access for marginalized students.

More than 2,000 people registered for the event, which was sponsored by Curriculum Associates and simulcast through Facebook Live. The on-demand recording is now accessible on ILA’s YouTube Channel as well as archived on Facebook.

The following is a list of resources Almonte recommends:

On the web

Teacher Competencies that Promote Culturally Responsive Teaching

Guide published by New America to help facilitate self-appraisal, goal setting, and critical conversations across core culturally responsive teaching competencies

Dear White Teachers: You Can’t Love Your Black Students If You Don’t Know Them

Education Week op/ed by Bettina L. Love, associate professor of educational theory and practice at the University of Georgia

5 Ways Culturally Responsive Teaching Benefits Learners

Blog post from New America on how culturally responsive teaching practices promote the social, emotional, and academic development of all students

Saddleback Books

High interest, low reading level books for students who are learning to read or developing reading skills

On the shelf

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

An Introduction to Multicultural Education by James Banks

Other People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom by Lisa Delpit

Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research and Practice by Geneva Gay

Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain by Zaretta Hammond

Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning by Sharroky Hollie

The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children by Gloria Ladson-Billings

We Want to Do More Than Survive by Bettina Love 

Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy by Gholdy Muhammad

Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies: Teaching and Learning for Justice in a Changing World by Django Paris

For young readers

The Questioneers Series by Andrea Beatty:

  • Ada Twist, Scientist | Ada Magnifica, Scientifica
  • Sofia Valdez, Future Prez | Sofia Valdez, Presidenta Talvez
  • Rosie Revere, Engineer | Rosa Pionera, Ingeniera
  • Iggy Peck, Architect | Pedro Perfecto, Arquitecto

Islandborn | Lola (Spanish version of Islandborn) by Junot Díaz

La Madre Goose: Nursery Rhymes for los Niños by Susan Middleton Elya

Latinx publishers

Arte Publico Press

Jade Publishing

Lil' Libros 

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