March Course Offerings!!!
Participants will be engaged in discussions and activities that address formative classroom assessment designed for both individual tasks and cooperative group tasks. These assessment options are designed to (1) increase students’ understanding of concepts through verbal interaction with peers, (2) provide feedback to the instructor on the cognitive processes students use to answer questions, (3) reinforce the classroom learning environment, and (4) model a variety of assessment methods. Because group work is targeted, additional strategies for forming groups quickly and efficiently and, at the same time, to vary the composition and sometimes the size of the groups throughout a lesson will also be addressed. Session Themes: assessment, equity
During this interactive and self-reflective course, teachers will gain foundational knowledge and skills in culturally responsive/relevant practices. Teachers will discover the critical connections between culture and learning; understand how culture influences students’ learning experiences in schools, and develop critical skills that foster a mindset focused on authentic equity and culturally affirming practices in all aspects of teaching and learning. Session Themes: culturally responsive teaching, culturally relevant pedagogy
This comprehensive and robust offering is designed to build teacher competencies to close the digital divide through culturally-responsive, and technology-enhanced lesson design, as a two-part training. Equity-centered transformation through CRP and Tech is defined as: Using technology as an instructional tool within all aspects of teaching and learning [instructional practices, content & curriculum, creating an inclusive and positive social and emotional environment] to value and affirm students’ cultural, linguistic, ethnic, and experiential backgrounds to reach and respond to ALL students’ needs, and to deliver high-quality and effective instruction in a physical, blended, or online space. Participants will increase their understandings of CRP and Tech through engaging discussions, activities, and evidence-based practices. As tangible take-aways, they will analyze and deconstruct prior lessons and begin the process of redesigning them for sustaining impact. Session Themes: culturally responsive teaching, technology