All teachers and students are cultural beings. All curricula, materials, and instructional plans are cultural artifacts. Thus, all teaching is culturally responsive. Yet, some school practices may be more successful at sending students to corrections than to college. The question we need to ask is this – to whose culture is my teaching responsive? This presentation will ask educators to engage in deep reflection about identity, equity, and every teacher’s responsibility for ensuring our learners have equitable access to a high-quality education.
Presenter: Andrea G. Kolb, Ph.D., Statewide Multilingual Education Program Manager , Center for Schools and Communities