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Culturally Responsive Teaching: Key Principles and Practices

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Culturally Responsive Teaching: Key Principles and Practices

Presented by Dr. Ken Springer, Professor of Education and Chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning, Southern Methodist University

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Educators are often reminded about the importance of culturally responsive teaching (CRT). What is it? Why is it important? How can we apply it to support our learners?

Culturally responsive teaching (CRT) consists of instructional practices that recognize, honor, and leverage cultural diversity in educational settings, with the goal of ensuring the academic success of all students. Students often differ from each other, and from their teachers, in cultural background. Successful instruction depends on sensitivity to these differences as well as the ability to draw on them in the creation of supportive educational environments for all students.

Watch Dr. Ken Springer for this edWebinar about CRT and how to apply it in your teaching. The edWebinar focuses on CRT with students of all ages in different educational settings, including ELL/EFL students. The first part of the presentation introduces a definition of CRT. The second part reviews the kinds of questions culturally responsive teachers should be asking. The third part covers some of the principles and specific practices of CRT.

This recorded presentation will be of interest to preK-12 educators.

About the Presenter

Dr. Ken Springer is a professor of education and Chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Springer has an abiding interest in culturally responsive teaching. He has worked with teachers in multicultural settings in the Dallas Metroplex, served as a board member and program director for Mi Escuelita, taught classes on diverse learners to teachers pursuing graduate degrees, and spent a year as a visiting professor in China, where he continues to maintain professional connections through teacher training, research on differences between US and Chinese students, and consulting activities.


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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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