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About Rita Kohli
Rita Kohli is an Associate Professor of Teaching and Teacher Education in the Education, Society, and Culture Program of the School of Education, and serves as Cooperating Faculty in the Ethnic Studies Department at the University of California, Riverside (UCR). A former Oakland Unified School District teacher, she is also the co-founder and co-director of the Institute for Teachers of Color Committed to Racial Justice (ITOC), and currently serves as the coordinator for UCR Teacher Education Program's K-12 Ethnic Studies Pathway. She is the co-editor of the book, Confronting Racism in Teacher Education: Narratives from Teacher Educators, and author of the book published by Harvard Education Press, Teachers of Color: Resisting Racism and Reclaiming Education.
About The LP: Literature in Practice
UnboundEd's goal is to instill the GLEAM™ (Grade-Level, Engaging, Affirming, and Meaningful) instructional framework into classrooms across the nation with professional development, curated programs, and now with a brand new podcast series, The LP: Literature in Practice. Host Brandon White interviews the authors of today’s thought-provoking educational literature and connects the text to GLEAM.
About Brandon White
Brandon White is a former middle school ELA teacher and Restorative Practices educator for the Rochester City School District. He has worked for seven years as a servant leader intern and site coordinator for Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools Summer Literacy Programs in Rochester. He has also advocated for these practices through his participation in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Teacher Advisory Council and through providing professional development at BMGF-sponsored Elevate and Celebrate Effective Teaching and Teachers (ECET2) Conferences.
- Book: Confronting Racism in Teacher Education: Narratives from Teacher Educators, edited by Bree Picower and Rita Kohli
- Podcast: The Complexion of Teaching and Learning, by Brandon White and UnboundEd
- Organization/Network: Educolor
- Webinars: Reimagine, Represent: Strengthening Education through Diversity by Educators for Excellence
- Report: Diversifying the Teaching Profession: How to Recruit and Retain Teachers of Color by Desiree Carver-Thomas and the Learning Policy Institute