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How Can You Become More Intentional About Culturally Responsive Teaching?
Date: Monday, May 6th, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: via Zoom
Instructor(s): Dawn Sweet

Description: For faculty desiring to improve student success by creating a more student-focused approach to teaching, this 20-Minute Mentor delivers strategies that address diversity through the adaptation of content, instruction, and materials of Culturally Responsive Teaching and its link to student success.

Meeting students where they are is essential. Each student in class brings a different fund of knowledge with them. Deliberate and intentional teaching that promotes interaction and collaboration while recognizing each student’s unique fund of knowledge will create a learning environment that is more culturally relevant.

By embracing the core components of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the strategies of Universal Design for Learning, teaching and learning will improve. This 20-Minute Mentor is a practical guide to implementing Culturally Responsive Teaching, which is something that many educators know that they should do, but they may not know how to do it. This 20-Minute Mentor also helps educators examine their own biases which may unintentionally interfere with providing the best learning experience for all students.

Topics Covered:

• Five core elements of Culturally Responsive Teaching and practical suggestions to integrate these into the classroom
• Seven areas where Universal Design for Learning connects to Culturally Responsive Teaching and practical methods to implement changes that address the needs of students in the classroom

Seats Available: 29