edl505 | Graduate
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The Culture of School Environments
- Examine the research on poverty and disproportionality as it relates to proficient practices.
- Identify barriers to cultural proficiency.
- Assess the culture of a school.
- Analyze how collaboration affects the school culture.
- Analyze the characteristics of culturally responsive environments.
- Relate the importance of learning styles to culturally responsive teaching.
Strategies to Support Culturally Responsive Instruction
- Research evidence-based strategies to support and develop culturally responsive instruction such as differentiated instruction, proactive behavior management, culturally responsive assessment, cooperative learning, inclusion pratices, and family/community involvement.
- Improve a lesson plan to provide culturally responsive instruction.
- Develop a personal professional growth plan for moving toward more culturally competent practices.
Leading Change to Foster Understanding of Cultural Proficiency
- Analyze the importance of communities of practice for fostering cultural competency.
- Examine the process of change.
- Develop an example plan for a professional development session.
Overview of Cultural Proficiency
- Examine tools for developing cultural proficiency.
- Assess personal cultural perspective.
- Relate the importance of reflection to culturally responsive instruction.
- Examine the cultural proficiency continuum.
Promoting Cultural Proficiency
- Critique professional development sessions.
- Describe personal reflections.
Culturally Proficient Approach to Instruction
- Summarize the characteristics of a culturally proficient instructor.
- Examine culturally responsive curriculum and materials.
- Relate the mandates of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) to the need for culturally competent instruction.
- Examine the importance of using data to guide instruction.
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