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Friday, November 17 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
5D: The Power of Culturally Responsive Teaching

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Wisconsin's population is growing and becoming more culturally diverse. Many of us find ourselves interacting with students who come from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds. Yet, very often little is done to change the curriculum to address their educational and social-emotional needs. In addition, failing to meet the needs of CLD students also contributes to the issue of underrepresentation in gifted and talented programs.

In this interactive session, educators will engage in exploring the professional dimensions of the Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) model. The purpose of this session is to present CRT practices that enrich the curriculum, hence allowing CLD students to show their true potential. The session will offer educators an opportunity that will focus on the four principles of CRT:

  1. Knowing yourself
  2. Deepening your understanding of CLD students
  3. Creating a supportive classroom environment
  4. Making curricular choices that are culturally responsive

Participant Outcomes:

  • Increase understanding of the CRT model
  • Identify CRT strategies to enrich teaching practice
  • Receive resources, unit plans, examples, and other great ideas from expert teachers who implement CRT practices

Speakers
avatar for German Diaz

German Diaz

Bilingual Educator, Milwaukee Public Schools
My name is German Diaz. I am a 4th grade teacher in the Milwaukee Public School District (MPS). I am a native of Colombia who is passionate about education, social justice and multiculturalism. I have been working with the district for about nine years. My teaching experiences i... Read More →
avatar for Martha Lopez

Martha Lopez

I am a secondary elementary bilingual educator for the Milwaukee Public School District in Wisconsin. I have been working in urban education since 2000. Currently, I am studying Educational Psychology PhD program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. My research focus is achi... Read More →



Friday November 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tundra A-B

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