Considering the current social climate and the politically charged atmosphere in the nation, teachers are struggling to figure out how to talk about current events and issues related to diversity in their blended and virtual classrooms.
This professional learning cohort explores strategies and perspectives related to developing a culturally responsive pedagogy and framework in the K-12 setting. The goal is to support teachers in creating and facilitating environments that embrace cultural responsiveness, through promoting teaching and learning that is both equitable and engaging, and embraces a climate and culture of trust, understanding, curiosity, enrichment and imagination of new possibilities.
Teachers must be able to engage in a space where they feel comfortable to explore their own anxieties and vulnerability, as well as their biases, for the benefit of their students and an inclusive classroom. If we truly desire to teach to transform, we must be able to promote and sustain both advocacy for educational equity in our classrooms and learning that embraces a wealth of diversity, identifying and nurturing students’ cultural strengths, and validating students’ experiences and their place in the world.
Key Outcomes/Educator Competencies built:
Strengthen the cultural connection between teachers and their students.
Empower and inspire teachers to:
Explore teaching and learning strategies that:
Inspire ideas to create spaces for education professionals to collaborate and engage in discussion regarding how to best foster this framework in the K-12 context.
Cost is per participant