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May 6, 2022 @ 9:00 am 3:30 pm

Kids, Books & Anti-Racism Series: Gholdy Muhammad

Gholdy Muhammad

Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy

May 6, 2022
9:00-11:30am & 12:45-3:00pm (EST)
Number of Days:
1 day
In-Person at Lesley University or Virtual
Grade Levels:
  • Classroom Teachers, Interventionists & Specialists
  • Literacy Coaches & Teacher Leaders
  • District & School Leaders
$175 (includes professional text)
  • $1095 (Complete Series)
  • Group discounts available! Email to inquire.

Registration opening soon!

Workshop Overview
Meet Gholdy Muhammad
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In-Person at Lesley University or Virtual & Policies

Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy with Gholdy Muhammad

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Headshot of Gholdy MuhammadGholnecsar (Gholdy) Muhammad

Gholdy Muhammad is a leader who strives to shape the national conversation for educating youth that have been underserved. Currently an associate professor of Language and Literacy at Georgia State University, she serves as the director of the Urban Literacy Collaborative and Clinic. Her career also includes having served as a school district curriculum director responsible for K-12 literacy instruction, assessments, and professional development, and as a reading, language arts, and social studies middle school teacher.

Having received her PhD in Literacy, Language and Culture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, her research interests are situated in the historical foundations of literacy development and the writing practices among Black communities.

Additionally, she works with teachers and young people across the United States and South Africa in best practices in equity, anti-racism and culturally and historically responsive instruction. She served as a literacy coach and school board president. She has received numerous national awards and is the author of the best-selling book, Cultivating Genius: An Equity Model for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy.


This workshop is part of a larger series designed to confront social injustices that contribute to the race- and poverty-related opportunity gap by promoting access and equity for all children through literacy. You may register for this individual workshop or all of the series.

Kids, Books & Anti-Racism Series

Friday, March 18, 2022
From Talk to Action: Supporting Students to Become Real Agents of Change with Chris Hass
Click here for details.

Friday, May 6, 2022
Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy with Gholdy Muhammad

July 18 – 21, 2022 (Summer Literacy Institute)
Bringing Antibias and Antiracist Practices to Life in Classrooms and School Communities featuring Liz Kleinrock
Click here for details.

Click here for the complete Kids, Books & Anti-Racism series.

Transition from In-Person to Virtual:

In-person training is currently available to a limited number of participants and you may choose that option. You will be required to follow the Lesley safety protocol.

Should any of the conditions change and it is determined the training can be offered online only, you will be notified as soon as possible. We recommend that you email us at before reserving travel and lodging.

At this point in time, participants who have opted to come to Lesley University for the in-person format of professional learning must be prepared to:

  • Send proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 upon registration to
  • Send a negative PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours before arrival on-campus to
  • Submit a COVID Self-Assessment Visitor Form within 48 hours before arrival on-campus.
  • Wear a mask at all times indoors in the presence of others. Bandanas and neck gaiters are not acceptable face coverings.
  • Maintain physical distance when eating during breaks. Consume your meal in designated areas when on-campus and immediately mask up when done.
  • Stay at home and attend the professional learning virtually if you are feeling sick or symptomatic—even just a runny nose or coughing. Please notify us immediately if you are switching from in-person to virtual.
  • For Lesley University’s COVID-19 policies, click here.

Cancellation Deadline & Refund Policies

You must cancel in writing two weeks before the start of the course to get a refund, minus a $50 processing fee. Email to cancel. Regardless of conditions, if the event is held but you cannot attend, you will be billed for the full amount.

Registration Deadline

The registration portal closes two business days before the first day of training to allow the minimum amount of time to ship training materials.

If you register within two weeks before the registration portal closes, you may incur additional fees for expedited shipping. You may still experience delays in receiving your materials.

Certificates of Attendance

Only registered participants will receive a certificate of attendance for their participation by completing an insight form, which will be provided to participants at the end of the event. Please allow our team at least 1 week to process your certificate.

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