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Sat, Jul 30



Implementing Culturally Relevant Pedagogy To Navigate Critical Conversations

This session will give participants the opportunity to explore the key components of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Critical Conversations.

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Implementing Culturally Relevant Pedagogy To Navigate Critical Conversations
Implementing Culturally Relevant Pedagogy To Navigate Critical Conversations

Time & Location

Jul 30, 2022, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM


About This Event

UPDATE: This workshop will now be held virtually!

This session will give participants the opportunity to explore the key components of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Critical Conversations. It will highlight the benefits of intentionally implementing Culturally Relevant Pedagogy (CRP) in an educational setting while providing participants with the opportunities to begin collaborating with peers to develop action steps to better support concepts such as social equity in educational settings.

Workshop Vision:

  • Provide participants with a background knowledge needed to understand the importance of culturally relevant pedagogy.
  • Equip the participants with resources that can be used in their classroom to support their implementation of CRP.
  • Engage in conversations about the role CRP can play in their current educational settings.

About the Facilitators: Kenya K. Grant and Tristan Hunter

Kenya K. Grant is the Secondary Director of Instruction at Rocky Mount Preparatory School where she has served for 3 years.  She has served in education for nearly 23 years as a High School English Teacher, Beginning Teacher Support, District Mentor, Assistant Principal, and Dean of Instruction. Over the years she has been honored as Teacher of the Year, Master Lead Teacher, Elizabeth City State University Who’s Who for receiving Teacher of the Year, Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Service in Greensville County, Virginia and so much more.

Kenya is proud to be an alumna of Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) where she received a Bachelors of English degree. Soon after graduating from the illustrious ECSU,  she attended the University of Phoenix where she received my Masters in Administration/Supervision. She is now a doctoral learner at the University of Phoenix. Her passion is building teacher capacity and ensuring that students receive an equitable education.

Tristan Hunter currently serves as the Director of the Childhood, College, and Career Success at Word Tabernacle Church. Tristan is a former High School English/History Teacher and Instructional Coach. Tristan received his Bachelor's of Science in Middle Grades Education from East Carolina University and his Masters of Science in Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Kansas. Over the course of his four years of teaching, Tristan has taught History for two years and English for the other three years. He also has experience teaching on both a middle school and high school level. Tristan was awarded Beginning Teacher of the Year after his first year of teaching. He is currently receiving his Doctorate of Education from the University of Phoenix.

His areas of research and interests include Trauma-Informed Educational Settings, Culturally Relevant Pedagogy,  Curriculum/School Reform, Interdisciplinary teaching, and supporting beginning teachers.

Background Context:

The concept of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy was first introduced by Ladson-Billings (2014) and has been critical to the conversations and initiatives relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion in educational settings. While the work of Ladson-Billings is well-known and well-studied, the application of her work is very rarely seen or poorly implemented. This session is designed to equip educational leaders with a historical understanding of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and also a practical understanding of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy so that school stakeholders feel prepared to lead this work within their educational settings.

Logistics: This workshop is limited to 22 in-person participants.

This workshop will be eligible for 4 hours of Criteria III/Continuing Ed for the NC EE Certification.


Registration for this workshop may be canceled up until 7 days before the official start date for a full refund, minus a $10 cancellation fee, by emailing No refunds will be offered for cancellations after July 23.

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