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: Summer 2023
May 30 – August 20, 2023
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.
- 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
Use the RSVP tool below to register. There is a limit of 30 participants per course.
Because we need time to enroll participants into the corresponding D2L Brightspace Course site, we will close RSVPs the Friday prior to the start of this 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.
This course is hosted and facilitated using the D2L Brightspace instance of Minnesota State called, MnSite.
Contact the Educational Development and Technology unit.