Culturally Responsive Teaching: A Guide for Urban Educators
This collection is designed to help teachers build their practice in the areas of culturally responsive teaching (CRT) and global competence. The resources in this collection can be used to lead a professional learning series on culturally responsive teaching as an instructional framework and the Instructional Try-its can be used as an entry point for teachers seeking to embed CRT into their practice. As suggested in the Powerpoint provided, a series on this topic could consist of six 35-60 minute sessions that occur on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Another approach for using this collection is to use the five Instructional Try-its to expand the number of weeks dedicated to this professional learning series.
Additional uses for the resources in this collection include:
1) examining the global competence framework developed by the Asia Society and the role that thinking plays in learning, instruction, and the development of certain dispositions or mindsets.
2) exploring the social action approach of culturally responsive teaching (which matches almost exactly with the “take action” piece of the global competence framework)
3) asking questions in order to understand the students’ lives and world views. Through the instructional try-Its, teachers can develop approaches and understandings that will help them empower their students as they learn to challenge the power structures that create inequities in access to power.
Note for users: To find detailed information on applicability and use of each thinking routine included in the collection, be sure to click on the tab marked with a paperclip.
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