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Leading Equity

Aug 26, 2019

About Emily Affolter, Ph.D.

Dr. Emily Alicia Affolter is the Director of Prescott College’s Ph.D. program in Sustainability Education. Her work involves program evaluation and research, resource development, and facilitating interventions to advance and bolster diversity, equity, and inclusion in workplaces, academic environments, and beyond. Emily earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Multicultural Education from the University of Washington. Her most current research interests explore culturally responsive interventions for teachers, students, and leaders in STEM fields.

Show Highlights

  • Effective Culturally Responsive Professional Development
  • Five elements to a successful Culturally Responsive Professional Development for educators
  • Element 1: Make frame fit what the school is doing
  • Element 2: Make the PD mandatory and sustained
  • Element 3: Modeling vulnerability and humility
  • Element 4: Recognizing privilege and positionality
  • Element 5: Recognize discomfort motivates action
  • Feedback, feedback, feedback
  • Professional Development at different levels

Connect with Emily


Additional Resources

Staying Woke on Educational Equity through Culturally Responsive Teaching

Connect with me on Twitter @sheldoneakins

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