Culturally Responsive Teaching ~ October 29, 2020 (3 days)

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DepartmentESU 10 - T&L
Primary ContactTheresa Ritta-Olson

Culturally Responsive Teaching isn’t a strategy or even a set of strategies; rather, it is a mind-set that underlies and guides everyday classroom practices. Its focus is on validating the cultural learning tools that diverse learners bring to the classroom and leveraging them to affect positive learning outcomes for all students” (Ferlazzo & Sypnieski, 2018).

Classroom management is only as effective as the relationships in the room, which are driven by a teacher’s ability to recognize and engage all learners. At its core, culturally responsive teaching is about building the learning capacity of the individual student. This class is for teachers K-12 ready to help students create positive social and academic identities, promote respectful engagement with diverse people, and raise awareness for social justice. Participants will learn how to infuse culturally responsive practices to increase communication, build strong relationships, and create a safe environment where all learners feel valued. Activities that address identity and equity will increase teachers’ cultural competency and capacity to examine the cultural assumptions and stereotypes we bring into the classroom.

Course Objectives:
Participants will:
    Create awareness of self-identity as related to power and privilege to examine personal biases
    Cultivate practices that promote growth mindset for teachers and students
    Develop and utilize cognitive routines to create intellective capacity for all learners
    Use examples and content from a variety of cultures and groups
    Help student understand how knowledge is created and influenced by cultural assumptions, perspectives, and biases
    Utilize learning activities to support empathy, social justice consciousness, and social justice actions

LocationESU 10 Kearney NE
Section Date(s)
October 29, 2020      5:30 PM       7:30 PM  
November 19, 2020      5:30 PM       7:30 PM  
December 10, 2020      5:30 PM       7:30 PM  
AudiencePK-12 Educators
Distance LearningNo, this section can NOT be taken via distance learning.
LunchNo, lunch is NOT provided.
StudentsNo, student support is NOT enabled for this section.
Extra CreditYes, this section can be taken for college credit.
CommentsESU 10 Title III Consortium educators will receive a total of $250 contracted services pay for attending all 3 Zoom sessions and completing online assignments. 1-Graduate Level Credit Hour is available through Hastings College. If taking for college credit there will be an additional fee of $210 to cover the credit hour (subject to change).

Title IIA Consortium teachers will receive $125 for attending all three Zoom session.