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Below is a list of practical, affordable, and engaging presentations and workshops which Dr. Mahmood offers. Dr. Mahmood specializes in tailoring these programs to meet your objectives, and/ or creating custom professional development that directly aligns with your school or institution’s objectives. Group multiple presentations together to create a customized series for your school.

Developing Equity Leadership Teams

In this customizable series of presentations, participants will learn an overview of equity related content and culturally responsive instruction through presentations, activities, and discussions, which will prepare them to lead districts and schools in the necessary equity work to move their district forward. The sessions include topics like: Bias, Culture and Learning, Culturally Responsive Curriculum, Culturally Responsive Instruction, Culturally Responsive Behavior Interventions, Equity Audits, Writing Equity Goals, and Developing Equity Teams.

Including the History and Contributions of All Faiths

Illinois passed a new law that you must teach a more accurate American history by including the contributions of all faith backgrounds. In this session, participants will learn about the law and what it means for school districts and for students in Illinois. Participants will also build their background by learning about some of the key contributions of differing faith groups like Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Jewish and Buddhist. They will participate in discussions and see examples of how they can tweak the curriculum they are already teaching to be more inclusive.

Culturally Responsive Teaching with SERVE. VERVE. OBSERVE.

Culturally relevant instruction is an incredibly important, but complex discipline, without a clear pathway for those who need help getting started. This presentation will provide an entry way to help educators to begin the work of transforming their teaching with more culturally relevant practices. Walk away from this highly entertaining and interactive session with ready-to-implement ideas on how to supplement your curriculum to reflect the identities of your students, how to transform your instruction to become culturally responsive, and how to build productive relationships with diverse student populations.


Talking About Social Justice and Injustice With Students

In this presentation, participants will learn how to address social justice topics with students. A framework is presented to help students to identify and reflect on aspects of history or stories which relate to various injustices. Learn how to present alternate view points to correct misconceptions that lead to one-sided history and perpetuate systems of disadvantage. Additionally, participants will get tips on how to connect historical injustices to modern day injustices faced by people from marginalized groups. Finally, they will gain ideas on how to how to answer tough questions about injustice.

History and Contributions of American South Asian Community

Give teachers the training they need to implement the new Illinois TEAACH Act (Teaching Equitable Asian American Community History) . In this presentation, participants will build cultural proficiency about the history of South Asian culture (India, Bangladesh, & Pakistan) in America. Participants will learn how different individuals from these cultures have helped to contribute to American history, American culture and the advancement of American society. Additionally, participants will get ideas on how to integrate these cultures and histories into their curriculum, and walk away with resources that they can use to enhance their lessons.

Redefining Parent Involvement: Creating Black Parent Networks

In this presentations, participants will learn why popular frameworks of measuring parent involvement often overlook involvement styles of Black families. Particularly, participants will learn about non-dominant cultural forms of parental involvement, often utilized by families from marginalized groups. Participants will walk away with ideas on how to engage Black parents in their school by creating Black parent networks.

Designing Social Justice Lessons

Participants will learn how to create lessons which help students to recognize social injustice. Using the framework provided, educators will be able to guide students in social justice projects while linking their students’ activism to curricular standards. Ideas for projects will be presented for popular curricular topics.

Online Teaching Can Be Culturally Responsive

In this presentation, educators will learn how to transform their online teaching to be more appealing to students from communal cultures. Participants will get tips and tricks on how to change the way they deliver online instruction to increase engagement from students from marginalized groups. Finally, we will review features from online platforms like zoom which can help to make your online teaching more culturally responsive.

Understanding Implicit Bias

This is an introductory presentation to understand implicit bias. Participants will learn where implicit bias comes from and how implicit bias can negatively impact students from marginalized groups in their classroom. Participants will also learn how to confront and challenge their own implicit bias in their classroom, using strategies like self-talk.

Addressing Non-Dominant Cultural Behavior In the Classroom

In this presentation, participants will learn about the non-dominant cultural learning behaviors which can often be mislabeled as deviant behaviors. Additionally, they will learn how to tell the difference between a deviant behavior and a non-dominant cultural learning style. Participants will also learn why it is important to address these behaviors differently than deviant behaviors in the classroom. Finally, participants will walk away with strategies on how to address non-dominant cultural learning behaviors in a way which positively re-engage students into their classrooms.

Customize A Professional Development Session/ Series

Dr. Mahmood will meet with your team to discuss your desired outcomes. Then, she will customize a presentation for your school or district to meet your needs. She can also group presentations above together to create a custom series that meets your objectives.

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