SUBJECT AREA: Culturally Responsive Instruction
Each student’s culture significantly influences his or her learning; each teacher’s culture significantly influences his or her teaching practice. With this understanding, every educator recognizes that it is imperative to become culturally competent and to effectively use culturally responsive instructional strategies in the classroom. In this compelling course, participants delve deeply into their own perceptions of culture competency, learn specific ways to build authentic relationships with every student and to create classrooms that encourage the gifts and contributions that culturally diverse students bring to the classroom. If schools are to close the large and persistent achievement gap, the skills gained through this course are essential!