The NED was established to provide educational development opportunities that are designed by Minnesota State faculty and staff for Minnesota State faculty and staff. These opportunities help build awareness, develop knowledge, skills, and abilities, and provide space for reflecting and revising.
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Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Learning Community: Fall 2022 (Last Day to Sign-up)
September 12 – December 16
Discipline-Specific Faculty Learning Communities
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.
- Read Zaretta Hammond’s Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain
- Engage with supporting materials (articles, videos, websites)
- Attend 5-6, 90-minute Zoom sessions, occurring every other week
- Contribute to 5 asynchronous discussions
- Submit a final Action Plan
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.
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
Participants will receive compensation in the form of release credit equivalency (RCE) of $1750 in combined salary and fringe. Participants will receive financial compensation in the form of release credit equivalency (RCE) of $1750 in combined salary and fringe. In order to receive compensation, Minnesota State system office will hire each faculty participant as a “temporary shared employee” for the purposes of completing this program.
Last day to sign-up is September 2, 2022.
Reminders Coming: We use the email address you provided to send you reminder emails as the event date gets closer, but we suggest you add this event to your calendar.
Accommodations: If you require accommodations (live captioning, etc.) to participate in this event, please send an email to the person at the bottom of this page.
In addition to synchronous meetings hosted via Zoom, this learning community is hosted and facilitated using the shared D2L Brightspace instance of Minnesota State called, MnSite.
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