As Howard Zinn (2002) reminds us, “You can’t be neutral on a moving train.”

The purpose of this interactive workshop is to illustrate the ways in which a teacher inquiry process supports in-service classroom teachers to personalize learning by incorporating empowering learning experiences into their P-12 classrooms.

This interactive workshop engage teachers in several activities to explore culturally relevant pedagogy including taking a piece of curriculum and enhancing it using a rubric.


Elizabeth DeMulder is an Associate Professor of Education and Academic Program Coordinator of Transformative Teaching (TT), a professional development Master’s degree program for practicing teachers housed in George Mason University’s College of Education and Human Development, Graduate School of Education in the United States.