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Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Learning Community: Fall 2022

September 12, 2022

NED: Academic Equity

September 12 – December 4, 2022

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,
  • 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.

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.

Because we need time to enroll participants into the corresponding D2L Brightspace Course site, we will close RSVPs the Thursday prior to the start of this learning community. 

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. 


This learning community is hosted and facilitated using shared D2L Brightspace instance of Minnesota State called, MnSite


Contact Lindsy Mason O’Brien.


September 12, 2022
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Academic Equity
Reflecting and Revising

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