EDUO 9736: Creating an Inclusive Classroom Environment

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    Course Overview

    Welcome to EDUO9736 Creating an Inclusive Classroom Environment. This class was created as part of a three course series entitled The Role of Culture & Equity in the Classroom.The three courses in this series are:

    • EDUO 9735 The Role of Culture & Equity in the Classroom – Yours, Mine, and Ours
    • EDUO 9736 The Role of Culture & Equity in the Classroom – Creating an Inclusive Classroom Environment
    • EDUO 9737 The Role Culture & Equity in the Classroom- Creating Culturally Responsive Lesson Plans

    This series is designed to help teachers develop the tools needed to create a Culturally Responsive Environment for all students. When a student feels different or left out in his or her classroom, it significantly reduces that student’s ability and desire to learn. The content learned in this series, The Role of Culture & Equity in the Classroom, will teach you how to connect with your students and create an inclusive classroom environment that will open the door to learning for every child you work with.

    Although Creating an Inclusive Classroom Environment, is NOT a prerequisite for the other two courses, it does provide a foundation for them. The book titled, How to Teach Students Who Don’t Look Like You, Second Edition, by Bonnie M. Davis, will be used for all three classes. This book is available for purchase at www.Amazon.com

    Course Objectives

    In this course participants will have an opportunity to:

    • Understand the term Culturally Responsive
    • Discover what a culturally inclusive/culturally responsive environment looks like in the classroom
    • Create a culturally inclusive/culturally responsive classroom environment
    • Learn how to build and maintain relationships with students & families from all cultures.

    Course Relation to Professional Standards

    This course aligns to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

    TEACHERS ARE COMMITTED TO STUDENTS AND THEIR LEARNING.

     

    • Teachers Recognize Individual Differences in Their Students and Adjust Their Practice Accordingly
    • Teachers treat students equitably

    TEACHERS THINK SYSTEMATICALLY ABOUT THEIR PRACTICE AND LEARN FROM
    EXPERIENCE.

    • Teachers Make Difficult Choices That Test Their Professional Judgment
    • Teachers Use Feedback and Research to Improve Their Practice and Positively Impact Student Learning

    This course aligns with National Student Standards

    NL-Eng-K12.1 READING FOR PERSPECTIVE

    • Students read a wide range of print and non-print texts to build an understanding of texts, themselves, and of the cultures of the US and the world…

    NL-ENG – K-12.9 MULTICULTUAL UNDERSTANDING

    • Students develop an understanding of and respect for diversity in language use, patterns, and dialects across cultures, ethnic groups, geographic regions and social roles.

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    Instructor

    Kathy Vining

    B.S., M.Ed., Admin; Certificate in Equity & Urban Education

    38 years in K-12 and post-secondary education, AVID teacher, Path Specialist, Multicultural Specialist. AVID staff developer, Equity trainer, REACH facilitator, Equity/TitleIX/Section 504 Compliance, Officer. My goal is to support teachers as they strive to become more culturally responsive in order to meet the diverse needs of their students. I enjoy writing, painting, ATV’ing, camping, fishing, and other outdoor activities.