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Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction: A Framework to Increase Engagement and Student Achievement

Next Date: 
Thursday, June 27, 2019 -
10:30am to 1:30pm

Independence Ave. SW
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

OSSE invites English Language Arts (ELA) grades 3-12 teachers and instructional coaches to participate in a three-part, professional development learning series around culturally responsive teaching framework and pedagogical practices. In the first session, participants will:

  • Gain a foundational understanding of the intersection between the achievement gap and brain development research;
  • Using research, gain a foundational understanding of how students’ cultural backgrounds, interests and experiences are critical components of their education; and
  • Engage with videos and hands-on instructional strategies and reflection.

Teachers will leave with the knowledge needed to shift their mindset in order to make their literacy environment culturally responsive which will increase student engagement and student achievement while developing a more inclusive mindset and improve instructional practice.  
Part 2: Essential Understandings for Learning and Teaching about American Indians: Creating a Culturally Responsive Classroom, Thursday, June 27, 2019, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Independence Ave SW.

  • Part 3: Theory to Practice: Planning for a Culturally Responsive Literacy Classroom, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location TBD. 

 Participants will receive three professional learning units (PLUs). For questions, please contact Ashleigh Tillman at [email protected].