Contributions to the Teaching Profession
The following feature and presentations highlight my contributions to the teaching profession, namely my work with educators committed to anti-racist education and advancing racial equity.
Supporting wellbeing of formerly incarcerated teens and young adults (June, 2017)
In this article, I discuss the research I conducted with Race Forward on race-explicit strategies for workforce development, and with Teachers College's Civic Participation Program on reentry education. Though separate projects, my work on both projects addresses how educators and community advocates can implement race-explicit strategies and holistic frameworks to support underrepresented workers and formerly incarcerated individuals. I discuss findings from Race Forward's report Race-Explicit Strategies for Workforce Equity in Healthcare and IT, on which I was the lead researcher. And I talk about my role as postdoctoral fellow in collaborating with fellow educational researchers to support reentry education through Teachers College's Civic Participation Project.
Strategies for racial equity in educational technology (July, 2016)
This interactive and multimedia workshop covers recent and relevant topics at the intersection of race, technology, and education. Participants are invited to assess their own practices and strategies that is guided by the question: How do race and technologies organize students and what role do my practices play in this process of organization? I talk with educators about how to recognize when technologies can exclude and segregate students on the basis of race. Participants learned strategies for implementing race-explicit pedagogical practices when technologies are used for engagement and learning. View Racial Equity for Educational Technology assessment tool.
Anti-racist practices for new movements in the classroom and beyond (May, 2015)
In efforts to advance a systemic framework of racial equity, the purpose of this presentation is to address critical pedagogies that go beyond diversity discourses in the classroom. I share with educators committed to anti-racist pedagogy practical strategies and resources they could implement in classrooms where they work with racially and socioeconomically marginalized students. View What is Systemic Racism? video series from Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation.
Possibilities of designing with and for underrepresented communities (Sept, 2014)
I present original research on TXT CONNECT, a free mobile platform for young people involved in foster care and juvenile/criminal justice systems. I share with fellow educators how participatory design can be an approach to teaching and learning with students and the broader community in mind.
The Racial Literacy Roundtable series is sponsored by The Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs, English Education, Department of Arts and Humanities, and Computing, Communication, and Technology in Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.