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Friday, February 28 • 10:10am - 11:10am
Why Are We Learning This? - Making Content Relevant to Your Students

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This session aims to address how teachers can take curriculum and connect it to a news source or cultural piece, how teachers can draw parallels from movies, music, and TV shows to primary sources, and how teachers can take students’ experiences in making content relevant.


Benjamin Wong

Green Dot Public Schools
Benjamin Wong serves as a History/Social Science Curriculum Specialist with Green Dot Public Schools, a charter management organization in Los Angeles. He provides instructional coaching, professional development, and curricular support to teachers at Green Dot’s twenty-one schools... Read More →

Kris Terry

Senior Director of African American Achievement & Equity, GDPSCA

Friday February 28, 2020 10:10am - 11:10am PST
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