Funds of Knowledge (Moll, et al., 1992) are collections of knowledge based in cultural practices that are based on families’ inner cultures – their daily experiences. Culturally responsive teaching requires educators to deeply know their students’ Funds of Knowledge (FoK) in order to design instruction that leverages culture as a cognitive scaffold for sensemaking and learning. However, one challenge often facing educators is accessing students’ experiences beyond the school walls. In this workshop, we will analyze the conceptual foundations of Funds of Knowledge theory, explore the 10 categories of FoK, and consider the ways in which intentionally designed performance assessments can access and leverage community and family assets within a FoK framework.
Intended Audience: all teachers of English learners
Instructor: Andrea Kolb, Statewide Multilingual Education and Instructional Design Project Manager, Center for Schools and Communities
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 | 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.