The "Culturally Relevant Pedagogy" tab on this site features the resources we used in the fall 2016 day-long professional development sessions that we conducted with local public high school teachers (day 1) and middle school teachers (day 2). These sessions were requested by the East Baton Rouge Parish School System to prepare teachers for mutually respectful, critically necessary conversations with colleagues and students about how our intersecting identities shape our perspectives on and experiences of the world.
The SAI workshop series was a curricular responses to the growing visual documentation of police violence against unarmed black people. Forward Arts collaborated on the development of several workshops and piloted them at McKinley High School and at the EBRPSS Culturally Relevant Pedagogy PD sessions.
Art of Critical Literacy
Art of Critical Literacy is the LSU Undergrad Level English course for Student-Teachers. Participants read about, reflect upon, and practice critical literacy approaches to teaching and learning, keeping in ming the dynamic relationship between theory and practice at every step. Here is the course syllabus.