Join us as we discuss reflections and research around the design of learning environments rooted in critical pedagogies. This session will explore considerations in how to cultivate learning environments that are not only culturally sustaining, but ones that inspire student agency, and personal and academic growth through humanizing practices. Facilitator Corey Winchester teaches US History and Sociology of Class, Gender, and Race at Evanston Township High School in Evanston, IL, where he also serves as the coordinator of Students Organized Against Racism (SOAR). Ava Jackson is a 6th year PhD Candidate in the Learning Sciences program at Northwestern University. Her research focuses on the influence of critical pedagogies on student disciplinary and political learning and identity development.