Narratives & Norms: Teaching Students from Diverse Cultures

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When & Where:

September 12, 2019


DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Hobby Airport 

8181 Airport Boulevard 

Houston, TX 77061

What it is:

Our cultural ‘lenses’ significantly impact our daily interaction with our students. Achievement of all students in our classrooms increases when we, as teachers, take into consideration not only students’ cultural narratives and norms, but ours as well. Cultural intelligence and cultural competence can be learned, practiced, and systemically implemented to better serve diverse students, their families, and their communities. The framework presented in this workshop utilizes research, best practices, and evidence-based teaching strategies to provide an innovative approach for designing and implementing culturally responsive instruction, while also emphasizing the importance of self-reflection to clearly define who we, the educators, are. In knowing how to draw from both our own backgrounds and theirs, we can more effectively serve students from ethnically, linguistically, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.


THE TRAINING WILL

  • clearly define the components of cultural proficiency,
  • explore specific strategies for providing effective culturally responsive instruction,
  • outline the cultural proficiency continuum,
  • provide participants with ideas on how to maximize their cultural proficiency and cultural intelligence (CQ),
  • enhance teachers understanding of their own cultural backgrounds and lenses.