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Culturally Responsive Teaching: Key Principles and Practices

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

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

Sponsored by VIPKid



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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?

CRT consists of instructional practices that acknowledge the particular cultural background of each student. Students often differ from each other, and from their teachers, in cultural values, traditions, and experiences. 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.

Join Dr. Ken Springer for this edWebinar about CRT and how to apply it in your teaching. The presentation focuses on CRT with students of all ages who are not native English speakers. The first part of the edWebinar introduces the basic principles of CRT. The second part covers a range of strategies and tips for putting CRT into practice in group as well as individual interactions with ELL/EFL students, in exchanges with parents, and in instructional settings ranging from large classrooms to online tutoring sessions.

This presentation will be of interest to preK-12 educators. There will be time to get your questions answered at the end of the edWebinar.

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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