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Equity in the classroom: Creating Culturally Responsive Learning Communities Kyrene School District September 16, 2011. JoEtta Gonzales, Director & Seena Skelton, Co-Director The Equity Alliance at ASU. Participants will:.

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    1. Equity in the classroom: Creating Culturally Responsive Learning CommunitiesKyrene School DistrictSeptember 16, 2011 JoEtta Gonzales, Director & Seena Skelton, Co-Director The Equity Alliance at ASU

    2. Participants will: Equity Alliance at ASU

    3. Compose a “Tweet”140 characters or less. Who are you?What does educational equity mean to you?

    4. Agenda Equity Alliance at ASU

    5. How will we spend our time? Equity Alliance at ASU

    6. What’s in your packet of materials Equity Alliance at ASU

    7. Equity Alliance at ASU

    8. Everyday Anti-Racism in Education involves:

    9. As the demographics have changed within many school communities, educators have struggled with proactively addressing the behavioral and learning needs of an increasingly diverse student population for a variety of individual and systemic reasons.

    10. Key Ideas Equity Alliance at ASU

    11. Explanations for Achievement Disparities Equity Alliance at ASU Au, 1998

    12. Educational Equity When educational practices, policies, supports, curricula, school resources, and school cultures are such that all students have access to, participate and make progress in high quality learning experiences in order to reach academic success, regardless of race, ses, gender, dis/ability, national origin, religion, or other characteristics.

    13. The Cultural Nature of Learning Cultural Histories What people bring with them What’s already there The work people do together The Institutional Culture The Culture We Create Equity Alliance at ASU

    14. Pathway to Educational Equity Equity Alliance at ASU

    15. Our own Cultural Histories What we bring with us Equity Alliance at ASU

    16. Exploring personal identities Education Equity Alliance at ASU

    17. Think and Write Equity Alliance at ASU

    18. Reflection Equity Alliance at ASU

    19. View and Discuss Equity Alliance at ASU

    20. Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness VisibleConversations -Video Activity Equity Alliance at ASU

    21. Break “"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." - John Quincy Adams.” Equity Alliance at ASU

    22. How does Power and Privilege relate to students in schools?

    23. NCCRESt, 2005

    24. The institutional culture What’s already there Equity Alliance at ASU

    25. We must consider the socio-historical context in which schooling occurs to adequately address the achievement of all students.

    26. Approach to Work Cultural Practices School Culture Home Culture

    27. Communication Cultural Practices Home Culture School Culture

    28. The Culture we Create The work people do together Equity Alliance at ASU

    29. Equity Alliance at ASU

    30. What’s needed to get students college and career ready? Equity Alliance at ASU

    31. A statement that is heard from many teachers when asked about student differences is – "I see all of my students the same way.” It is critically important that teachers recognize the individuality of each student as cultural beings(Pollock, 2008).

    32. Culturally Responsive Teaching is…

    33. Villegas and Lucas (2002) identify six salient characteristics for preparing teachers to work successfully in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. These characteristics can be thought of as important teacher dispositions necessary for demonstrating culturally responsive teaching.

    34. Dispositions Discussion Activity

    35. Dr. Geneva Gay University of Washington Seattle What is Culturally responsive Teaching? Video viewing Activity Equity Alliance at ASU

    36. Group Processing Activity Think about what questions you have about implementing the culturally responsive teaching practices Dr. Gay described in the video. Both people complete the following statement: “What comes up for me when we start to talk about creating an inclusive and culturally responsive learning community is …..” Discuss the challenges related to culturally responsive practices and possible leverage points that can be used to facilitate full implementation. Equity Alliance at ASU

    37. Break

    38. Culturally Responsive Teaching in Action

    39. Curriculum Environment Instruction & Assessment Climate

    40. Four foundational culturally responsive teaching strategies: Instruction & Assessment

    41. Curriculum

    42. Environment

    43. Climate

    44. Classroom Equity Indicators

    45. 3 -2-1 Discussion • 3 Key take-aways from today’s session • 2 Immediate next steps I will take to forward my understanding of my own cultural identity and the cultural identities of my students • 1Question I have about implementing culturally responsive teaching

    46. Equity exists, in part, to the degree that all students feel they belong, are included, and are empowered.

    47. Equity Alliance at ASU