Culturally Responsive Teaching:
You Can Do It!
In order to teach all students successfully, teachers must gain knowledge of strategies for how to best work with underserved students of various cultures. Participants will analyze what mindsets need to be shifted and how to do so in a way that promotes validation and affirmation. You will be working from the required text, “Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning". Through studying this book and online research, you will gain confidence in offering instructional practices that meet the needs of all your students.
This class will guide teachers to:
Define what Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Learning and Teaching are.
Develop criteria for responsive classroom management that is positive, proactive and preventative.
Create a resource of culturally and linguistically responsive texts including read alouds.
Design a plan to help your students acquire new academic vocabulary by showing the connection between new words and real-world concepts.
Understand the validity of the nonstandard language of the underserved and become familiar with effective instructional practices.
Develop methods for creating a responsive learning environment with that is culturally colorful, has a print-rich environment and is arranged optimally.
For K-12 Teachers
This class is offered for 3 Quarter Credits
Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning by Sharroky Hollie (2nd Edition)
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1. Click "Registration" below. Our site will redirect you to an SPU registration page where you will pay both the TINT and SPU fee with a credit card.
2. You will receive an email from SPU with your receipt and a link to the coursework.
3. You have a year to complete the work at your own pace. Your grade will be posted on your transcript within a few weeks (and often sooner) of you finishing!
Option 1: Non-Credit/Audit TINT Tuition Fee (30 PDUs): $525
Option 2: 3 Quarter Credit (60 PDUs) = TINT Tuition Fee: $525
+ $165 SPU Credit Fee (Click here for SPU Info) = $690
This has been one of the most enlightening texts and training I have received in a long time. Overall this course gave me a lot to think about, a lot to change, affirmed what I am doing well so I can build upon those roots of success and weed out the parts that failed and withered. Thank you for giving me meaningful reflections and work as I went through Hollie’s text. It was supremely beneficial and has already changed how I am responding to my students now as I teach online school.
After finishing the book and my last assignment I know that I am walking away with a wealth of knowledge. This was such a great class for me to experience because I feel like I am at a point in my life and teaching career where things need to change, but I really didn’t know how or what to do. My goal for this was to make sure I am doing all that I can within my classroom and throughout my instruction to help all of my students feel welcome, safe, and valued. I wanted to learn more about what that looked like to create a welcome, safe, and valued environment for my students. I have always worked hard to build relationships with my students and their families, but there is so much more that I know now, that I can’t wait to get started on.
The biggest take away from this class is how the small things can make a huge difference. The book gave me multiple ideas that I could do to change right now. So often when thinking about CLR it is theory based, and whether it's true or not, feels overwhelming. However, this book gave me small things that when I read said “oh, I could easily implement this tomorrow” without needing to restart my whole class norms over again.
I have really enjoyed this class and have learned so much. My desire in taking this class was to have a clear understanding of what it meant to have a culturally responsive classroom for my students beyond having a diverse library.. I now understand that it starts with validating and affirming my students cultures and languages to then be able to build and bridge their success in education and society. It has made me reflect on my purpose for any activity we might be doing in class and look at it through the lens of being culturally responsive.