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Every Kid, Every Day: Using Technology to Create a More Culturally Responsive Classroom
In this session participants will dig into an overview of what culturally responsive teaching means for our classrooms, exploring technology tools and resources to help create inclusive classrooms for all kids. Primarily built around the research and writing of Zaretta Hammond's Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain, this session will provide participants with an overview of what defines a culturally responsive classroom, strategies for making real change, and technology tools to support that work.
Implicit Bias & Me
This session focuses on understanding bias - our own and the role it plays in our classroom and with our students. With that understanding participants will explore classroom strategies for teachers and students (where age appropriate) to address the topic. Additional resources will be shared for further exploration beyond the session.
Tech, Tools & Texts: Teaching Social Justice K-5
Come learn about FREE tools, texts, and teaching strategies available to you to help you teach about social justice and anti-bias education in your elementary classroom! Our time together will include discussion, exploration, and time for questions, along with a ton of resources to take back! This session will allow elementary teachers time for guided exploration through a plethora of tools and resources available to them to teach social justice with young learners. Teachers will also think about lesson planning through a social justice lens. An emphasis will be placed on honest/safe spaces for conversations and questions.
Tech, Tools, & Texts: Teaching Social Justice 6-12
Come learn about FREE tools, texts, and teaching strategies available to you to help you teach about social justice and anti-bias education in your classroom! Our time together will include discussion, exploration, and time for questions, along with a ton of resources to take back! This session will allow secondary teachers time for guided exploration through a plethora of tools and resources available to them to teach social justice with learners. Teachers will also think about lesson planning through a social justice lens. An emphasis will be placed on honest/safe spaces for conversations and questions.
Drawing Connections: Visual Thinking & Note Taking
Any classroom can use sketchnotes and visual thinking to amplify student learning, processing, understanding, and knowledge construction. Based in principles of Universal Design for Learning and Culturally Responsive Teaching, this session will help participants explore the what, why, and how of visual creativity for the purpose of connecting with all learners!
Connecting Social Justice & the Core
Rooted in Teaching Tolerance's social justice standards and culturally responsive teaching, this course will engage participants in (re)designing content specific lessons with a social justice lens. We will explore technology, civil discourse, and instructional strategies to support deep learning for every kid.
Civil Discourse in a Digital World
Gaining access to resources, strategies, tools, and more to help students enter a world where talking about race, religion, and politics is no longer something we can (or should) avoid. Attendees will participate in break out groups, critical analysis of the role of bias in discourse, and utilize technologies like Backchannel Chat, FlipGrid, and Seesaw to enhance their lesson design and support students and each other through the process of scaffolding controversial/global topics into the classroom.
I just wanted to say thank you so much for all the great ideas and things to think about yesterday during the two sessions I attended. I really appreciate how everything you talked about is present in your slides so we can access and use. I am really exited about trying some of these with teachers that I work with.
I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your presentation Monday... Your subject matter was both extremely needed and very timely [for the district]. You engaged learners in reflective thought with your slides and activities. I love how you included your link for your weebly site which held the notes and ALL of the numerous resources. Blending theory, research, and hands-on solutions was an extremely learner-centered way to approach this presentation. Well done--thank you!