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Culturally Responsive Pedagogy FLC: Spring 2024

January 29, 2024

NED: Academic Equity

January 29 – April 21, 2024

Faculty Learning Community


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.

All participants will receive the e-book for Zaretta Hammond’s Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain, which will be an option reading for the short course. Details for acquiring a free version of this e-book will be sent to participants.

Community Expectations

  • 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 (CRP)
  • Gain ideas for incorporating central tenets into outcomes, materials, assessments, activities, syllabi, & relationships.
  • Identify interconnections between microaggressions, structural racism, stereotype threat, and course success.
  • Use our increased knowledge of 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.
  • Create a professional development plan for next steps on the journey of culturally responsive teaching.

Training Goals

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

Training Alignment

The training aligns with, and offers supplementary materials on:

  • Poverty responsive pedagogy
  • Trauma responsive pedagogy
  • Mindfulness-toward-equity pedagogy
  • Open educational pedagogy

Registration Required

Use the RSVP tool below to register. There is a limit of 30 participants per course.

Reminder Coming:  We use the email address you provide to send a calendar appointment to remind you of the start date of this short course.

Accommodations: If you require accommodations to participate in this event, please send an email to the facilitator at the bottom of this page.

Course Location 

This course is hosted and facilitated using the D2L Brightspace instance of Minnesota State called, MnSite


Contact the  facilitator Lindsy Mason O’Brien.


RSVP to register for this faculty learning community. A calendar invite will be sent to you to remind you of the start date.

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January 29, 2024
Event Category:


Academic Equity
Reflecting and Revising
Facilitator (if "Other" was selected)
Lindsy Mason O'Brien
Facilitator email

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