Students in today's classrooms are unique individuals. They are also simultaneously members of multiple communities. During this session, educational leader Ernest Morrell will speak on how culturally responsive instruction, both as a curriculum and a pedagogical approach, embraces these identities and works to positively enhance student voice and engagement.
Session participants will leave with
Knowledge of the background and challenges in today's classrooms that can be answered with the core principles of culturally responsive instruction
An understanding of how cultural misunderstandings and intolerance, as well as underrepresentation, is detrimental to learning
A sampling of culturally responsive instruction and engagement strategies that teachers and administrators can implement to positively impact student growth and morale