Cultural Responsive Teaching Workshop (Rental)
April 6, 2019
Education Building – Classroom 122/124
10 am to 5 pm
Cultural responsive teaching encourages educators to allow students to enter the classroom as their authentic selves. Rather than forcing students to code-switch, they are asked about where they come from and to relate that to the course material. The goal is to create an environment where all students, regardless of their physical/mental ability, racial/sexual/gender identity, feel safe. Safe to participate. Safe to engage. And therefore safe to learn.
$63.93 or $84.91 for groups
I am often the only black girl in the room, going to school, that was my identity. After 16 years of schooling I have yet to have 1 black teacher. I can name on one hand how often I was assigned readings by people who identified as black. This is more than implicit bias, this is racism. This is rooted in the historically oppressive idea that, education is meant to assimilate. It communicates to our students that we do not value them, or their culture. It says, once they learn how to speak and act like nonmarginalized group members do they have anything to offer the world.
10 am – Key terms and Current Events. Do we say underprivileged? Disadvantaged? Marginalized? POC? Women or womxn? Let’s discuss.
11 am – Designing your syllabus to be Culturally Responsive. What policies do you have listed that build in disadvantages for already marginalized students?
12 pm – How to embrace Open Educational Resources. Learn how How to create your own free textbook and curriculum which is more reflective of your student body.
1 pm-2 pm – Break for Lunch
2 pm – What material should be off-limits? We should embrace pop culture and works of fiction, yet where is the line between education and problematic?
3 pm – Engaging students of color, what’s offensive? The one day my teachers would bring up African Americans was during Black History Month. They would then turn to me, the student, to educate the class simply because of the amount of melanin in my skin. The teachers thought they were being inclusive but clearly that wasn’t the case. Let’s talk about intentions and how they can produce a very different impact.
4 pm – When we say, “I’m just preparing them for the real world, what are we actually saying?” The word we use to vocalize our motivations often reveal our own implicit biases, how do we reconcile that?
4:30 pm-5 pm – Networking and Problem Solving: I will hand out case studies so you can workshop ideas and strategies with your fellow educators. Also, please take this time to get to know your fellow faculty around the state.
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