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Culturally Responsive Teaching in CTE: Awareness

Workshop Details

Date(s): June 28, 2021
Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM
Place: Online
Presenter: Dr. Leah Dunbar, Lela Ross, Cassadie Ross
Audience: CTE teachers, CTE support staff, and CTE administrators
Capacity: 40 participants
Fees: None
  • Understand what culturally responsive teaching looks like in a CTE classroom
  • Understand how culture impacts the brain and learning
  • Deepen our awareness of how teacher bias intersects with CTE enrollment, student success, and participation gaps
Description: This module is designed for CTE teachers, support staff, and administrators who are interested in deepening their understanding of culturally responsive teaching in the CTE classroom.

This professional development opportunity includes both asynchronous (2 hours completed prior to attending) and synchronous (2 hours in Zoom) components, and is focused on the first principle of Zaretta Hammond’s Ready for Rigor Framework: Awareness.

This workshop will allow participants to engage with Hammond’s work with a focus on the CTE classroom. Participants will:

  • Understand the three levels of culture
  • Recognize cultural archetypes of individualism and collectivism
  • Understand how the brain learns
  • Acknowledge the socio-political context around race and language
  • Recognize the brain’s triggers around race and culture
  • Broaden one's interpretation of culturally and linguistically diverse students learning behaviors

This workshop is part one of a professional development series based on Zaretta Hammond’s Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain.
Lunch: No lunch will be provided.
Prerequisites: None
Notes: Workshop materials and Zoom link will be emailed to participants upon registration.
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