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Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Learning Community: Fall 2022 (Last Day to Sign-up)

August 31

September 12 – December 16

Discipline-Specific Faculty Learning Communities

Fall 2022 Disciplines: Peace Officer Programs, History, Computer Science/MIS, and Mass Communication

Description

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 5-6 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.

Goals

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

Compensation

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.

Registration Required

 

Last day to sign-up is Wednesday, August 31, 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. 

Data Use

Campuses may want to know if their faculty are using the educational development resources and opportunities made available from Minnesota State to best tailor their on-campus offerings. We will provide participation information upon campus request. You may opt out of this report by contacting ed-innovations@minnstate.edu. We plan to use your contact information to send you information about upcoming events on the NED Events Calendar for which you may be interested.

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. 

Location 

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.

Questions?  

Contact Educational Innovations.

Details

Date:
August 31
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Venue

Online

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