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Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: A Learning Community
September 14, 2020Free
September 14 – December 6
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. In this course, we’ll have the opportunity to examine how well our current practices align with the central tenets of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy. 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.
From the Facilitator: An Overview of this Learning Community
Community expectations are:
- read Zaretta Hammond’s Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain
- 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.
The training aims to increase student success and decrease equity gaps by supporting our work to:
- draw on the knowledge and skill our students bring into the classroom,
- create supportive relationships that allow students to take learning risks,
- investigate how our own biases and assumptions show up in our teaching practice, and
- create more equitable classrooms
The training aligns with, and offers supplementary materials on:
- poverty responsive pedagogy
- trauma responsive pedagogy
- mindfulness-toward-equity pedagogy
- open educational pedagogy
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Please contact the facilitator Lisa Bergin.