Join a Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Learning Community this Fall

Our chancellor has given us the challenge of eliminating our equity gaps by 2030. How can we, as instructors, shift our teaching practices to meet this goal? One promising path is to ground those practices in Culturally Responsive Pedagogy.

The Minnesota State Network for Educational Development is offering a Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Learning Community, running from September 12 – December 4, 2022. Participants will have the opportunity to examine how well our current practices align with the central tenets of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (CRP).

CRP advocates that good teaching draws on the knowledge and skill our students bring to the classroom, creates supportive relationships that allow students to take learning risks, and prepares students to challenge barriers to their full flourishing. In this course we will give and get support for deepening our CRP practices.

Registration ends today – limited space available.

Community Expectations

  • read Zaretta Hammond’s Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain (free copies available)
  • engage with some short supplemental materials (articles, videos, websites)
  • attend 4 Zoom sessions
  • complete 3 Action projects
  • contribute to 4 (out of 6 possible) asynchronous discussions
  • submit a final reflection

Participant Learning Outcomes

Through engaging in the work of the training, faculty will be able to:

  • explain to others the central tenets of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy,
  • incorporate those central tenets into course outcomes, materials, assessments, activities, syllabi, and relationships,
  • identify interconnections between implicit bias, microaggressions, trauma, structural racism, stereotype threat, and course success,
  • use our increased skills at CRP to share with, support, and encourage other faculty learners to increase everyone’s skills at CRP,
  • trace how our values have changed and/or deepened through engaging in course, and
  • create a professional development plan for making next steps on the journey of culturally responsive teaching.

Questions?

Contact facilitator Lindsy Mason O’Brien.

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