2022 PaTTAN Literacy Symposium

50. Culturally Adapting Evidence-Based Reading Interventions to Support Black Students

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Session Dates

Wednesday June 15, 2022 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM - Webinar

Because of the unique cultural differences of racially and ethnically minoritized students the effects of colorblind interventions (i.e., those without adaptations to fit the unique identities of the target population) may not be effective for Black students. Thus, culturally responsive interventions should be used to support Black students in schools. This session will discuss how to make cultural adaptations for interventions using Bernal’s (1995) Ecological Validity Framework. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss cultural considerations when selecting/planning reading interventions, identify cultural adaptions to evidence-based reading interventions, and describe how cultural adaptions propel equity in schools. (k-5)

Target Audience

Elementary Educators, Secondary Educators, Special Education Teachers, Speech Language Practitioners, School Leaders/Administrators, Reading Specialists, Teachers of English Language Learners, Literacy Coaches, Instructional Support Team Members, School Psychologists, Pre-Service Teachers, Higher Education Instructors, Paraprofessionals, and Families

Topics Covered: Literacy

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Kelly Kapp, at 717-901-2271, or kkapp@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:



Dr. Kamontá Heidelburg PhD NCSP

Event Contact:


Kelly Kapp

Content Contact:

Pam Kastner

Additional Info

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