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Dr. Morgan has conducted numerous studies and presentations on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Specifically, she has focused on Culturally Responsive Organizations, Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, Anti-Racism, and Barriers and Access to STEM at local, national, and international conferences, including Metro RESA, National Science Teachers Association, American Educational Research Association, and the International Conference on Mathematics, Science, and Technology. She has also hosted several keynotes and plenary sessions on DEI for educational and nonprofit organizations. She’s written several publications about access and barriers to STEM Careers, Culturally Responsive Organizations, and Culturally Responsive Teaching in Education. In her spare time, Dr. Morgan serves as a board member for several educational organizations, binge-watches comedies, and is an avid traveler.
All learning is cultural. How we make sense of the world is cultural. Yet, some of our teaching practices do not value diverse ways of knowing, being, and doing. Culturally Responsive Teaching calls us to use students' cultural identities and cultural references to impart knowledge and attitudes. During this call-to-action, we will discuss the importance of having inclusive science classrooms where students feel valued, make meaningful connections, and see themselves reflected in the curriculum.
On September 17, 1787, 55 delegates came together to create a government with enough power to act on a national level, but without so much power that fundamental rights would be at risk. The Constitution's first three words start with “We the People” because it was meant to affirm that the government of the United States of America exists to serve its citizens. However, people from all walks of life were not a part of this process. Who had a seat at the table? What topics were discussed? And what could have been the results if a more diverse group was represented?
This session was focused on navigating the business world with the Black entrepreneurial compass - Vision, Finance, Operations, & Marketing. We talk about using our ancestors as a compass to navigate the messy terrains of starting and sustaining black businesses.
(2020). [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.georgiascienceteacher.org/page-1461987/9062904.
(2019). [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://ussoccerfoundation.org/blog/post/capitalizing-on-cultural-competency.
(2018). The Science Teacher. (practitioner’s audience; refereed journal; national audience)
(2016). Educational Review. (empirical; refereed journal; international audience)
(2015). Georgia Science Teachers Association eObservations. (practitioner’s audience; national audience)
(2013). The Physics Teacher. (empirical; refereed journal; international audience)
(2021, Feb). Developing Critical Consciousness in STEM Using COVID-19 to Explore Social & Health Disparities. Practitioner’s presentation at the GSTA Annual Conference, Virtual Presentation.
(2021, Feb). Adapting Curriculum and Instruction to be More Culturally Responsive. Practitioner’s presentation at the GSTA Annual Conference, Virtual Presentation.
(2021, Feb). Equitable Learning in Science Classrooms. Practitioner’s presentation at the GSTA Annual Conference, Virtual Presentation.
(2020, Aug). Examining & Disrupting Implicit Bias. Practitioner’s presentation at the GSTA Back to School Mini-Conference, Virtual Presentation.
(2020, Feb). Implementing Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) Practices to Improve Access in Science - A CRT Crash Course. Georgia Science Teachers Association Annual Conference, Columbus, GA. (Also served as a featured keynote speaker*)
(2020, Jul). Black, Brown, Pink, or Polka Dot. Practitioner’s presentation at the Kansas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance (KAHPERD) 2020 Summer Professional Development Series, Virtual Presentation.
(2019, Jul). I Don’t Care If They’re Black/Brown, Pink or Polka dot. SHAPE America Professional Learning Institute, Sioux Falls, SD.
(2019, Apr). Jeez, That Escalated Quickly: Culturally Responsive Practices for PE Teachers. SHAPE America: Society of Health and Physical Educators, Tampa, FL.
(2018, Nov). Rethinking Relationships: Leveraging Technology in a Culturally Responsive Classroom. Presentation at the Georgia Educational Technology Conference, Atlanta, GA.
(2018, Sept). I Can’t Believe You Just Said That – Transformational Cultural Proficiency Practices to Reach All Students. Presentation at the Georgia Association of Curriculum and Instructional Supervisors Fall Conference, Athens, GA.
(2018, Mar). Implementing Culturally Responsive Pedagogy to Improve Access in Science. Presentation at the National Science Teachers Association, Atlanta, GA.
(2018, Jan). Providing Access to STEM Careers Through STEM Gems™: A Community and University Partnership Approach. Paper presentation at the Association for Science Teacher Education Conference, Baltimore, MD.
(2016, June). Negotiating White Science in a Racially anthe d Ethnically Diverse United States. Paper presentation at The International Conference on Mathematics, Science, and Technology, Bodrum, Turkey.
(2016, Apr). Towards a Race-Based Understanding of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in the Science Classroom. Paper presentations at the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
(2010, Oct). Students’ perceptions of science and mathematics teaching as a career path: Survey of select undergraduate STEM classes. Paper presentation at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Georgia Educational Research Association, Savannah, GA.
(Nov 2020 - Current). #ContinuingtheConversation Part 1: Culturally Responsive Organizations
(Nov 2020 - Current). Culturally Responsive Leadership Series for system administrators and county admins, Culturally Responsive Science and Health/PE Teacher for Secondary Teachers. Culturally Responsive Teaching 3-Part Learning Series for Salem High School.
(Nov 2020 - Jan 2021) Unconscious Bias Global Training
(Sept 2020). GCTM Executive Committee Facilitated Discussion on BlackLivesMatter
(2020, Feb). Keynote speaker for the 2020 Georgia Science Teachers Association. Columbus, GA
(Oct 2017) Keynote speaker for the Georgia Science Teachers Association Mini Conference. Virtual
(July 2019). Plenary Session for 200 soccer coach mentors.
(Nov 2020). Culturally Responsive Organizations training for all department leaders & staff.
(July 2019 - Nov 2019). Trained 300+ staff on Culturally Responsive Pedagogy.
Principals, Assistant Principals, District Leaders, & Teachers.
(May - July 2019). Trained 300+ staff on Culturally Responsive Pedagogy.
Principals, Assistant Principals, District Leaders, & Teachers
(Oct 2019 - Feb 2020). Conducted a three series Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Workshop for 100+ staff members, Assistant Principals, District Leaders, & Teachers
(2015 - Current). Conducted several full-day sessions (6 hours) on Diversity, Physical Science, High School Science, Physics, & Chemistry, and STEM Curriculum.
(Oct 2017). Worked with a feeder pattern to unpack Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and create inclusive communities.