Feb 03 2024


9:00 am - 10:30 am

Unpacking the NYS Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework

Title: Unpacking the NYS Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework

Date: 02/03/2024
Time: 9am-10:30am
Location: Online
Length: 90 minutes
Presenters: Michele DeVirgilio & Lydia Adegbola
Registration: Click here.

In this session, Lydia and Michele will provide historical context for the framework and an introduction to the document itself. Then, we will investigate the depth of each of the four principals of the framework. Additionally, we will explore our own intentions for how we can use the framework in our own classrooms. Participants will have the chance to collaborate with educators around the state to envision clear possibilities for how culturally responsive teaching and learning can unfold in our different educational spaces.

Presenter Bios:
Michele DeVirgilio, EdD, has been teaching secondary ELA in New York for 23 years, most of which have been in 8th Grade. She is also an adjunct professor and professional developer committed to helping pre- and in-service educators realize the possibilities of anti-racist teaching and learning in secondary ELA classrooms.

Lydia Adegbola is in her 19th year as an educator. She spent the first 15 years of her career as an English Teacher and Assistant Principal serving students and families in the New York City Department of Education. She is currently the English department chair of New Rochelle High School. Her academic background includes a Master of Arts in School Building Leadership and a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary English Education from New York University. Lydia is honored to work alongside an amazing team of English teachers who work tirelessly to prepare students for the demands of college, careers, and citizenship. Her strongest desire is to provide the instructional leadership needed to cultivate the critical literacy skills students need to thrive in the 21st century and beyond. Lydia firmly believes that we can use literature to help students read the world and have a profound impact on their lives, both now and for generations to come.