Culturally Responsive Online Teaching: Reaching all Student Cultures Online
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Participants will engage in creating culturally responsive online teaching practice by reconciling best practices in online teaching and culturally responsive teaching. Participants will understand the potential for online education to reach students who have previously been under served. (Workshop)

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  • (Facilitator's choice of personal story – could use props or visuals)Let me tell you about…Why I got involved with PBLHow I became interested in PBLMy experience in PBLA project I’ve done/seen…
  • You have to classify what these things are (materials, tools, instruction), and what you have control over, in terms of making it culturally responsive.
  • Are you having students collaborate? Are you allow for different voices in the materials taught?
  • Are you valuing the “online culture?”
  • Are you using culturally responsive pedagogy?
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  • 1. Culturally Responsive Online Teaching
    Andrew Miller
    andrew@andrewkmiller.com
  • 2. By the end of this session, you will
    O Review Best Practices in Online Teaching
    O Understand Culturally Responsive Teaching and its best practices
    O Synthesize and reconcile best practices in both Culturally Responsive Teaching and Online Teaching
    O Identify personal key “take aways” and next steps
    O All of the Above
  • 3. MY STORY
  • 4. “Distance learning environments are by no means immune to the problems arising from cultural differences. In fact, these environments may even be more prone to cultural conflicts than traditional classrooms as instructors in these settings not only interact with students who have removed themselves from their native culture, but they also interact with students who remain ‘physically and socially within the different culture, a culture that is foreign to, and mostly unknown, to the teacher’(Moore, 2006, p. 1).”
    “Questions of Culture in Distance Learning: A Research Review” SedefUzuner
  • 5. THINK SHARE
    Prior Knowledge: What are some online teaching best practice that you know?
  • 6. Best Practices in Online Learning
    (out of a list of hundreds)
    “Engaging the Online Learner.” Conrad and Donaldson
  • 23. Collaboration
    Constructivist Principles
    Problem/ Project Based Learning
    Figure 1.1 – “Engaging the Online Learner.” Conrad and Donaldson
  • 24. Cultural Dynamics
    Ethnicity and Culture
  • 25. Gay describes culturally responsive teaching as using the cultural knowledge, prior experiences, and performance styles of diverse students to make learning more appropriate and effective for them; it teaches to and through the strengths of these students.  
    “Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research and Practice,” Geneva Gay
  • 26. Online Student Strengths and Resiliencies
    • Students can quickly navigate through information and media.
    • 27. Students use language creatively.
    • 28. Students are digital natives.
    • 29. Students enjoy the use of technology in learning.
    • 30. Students can time manage.
    • 31. Students are self motivated.
    • 32. Students want to share interests and identities
    • 33. Students write often
    • 34. Students are creative
  • African American Student Strengths and Resiliencies
    • Call-Response and Performance communication
    • 35. Topic-associate discourse style – prolific use of conjunctions, topic chaining, circular rather than linear, creativity as much as content
    • 36. Contextual problem solving
    • 37. Storytelling – details that seem irrelevant
    • 38. Inductive Reasoning
    • 39. Personal Assertiveness
    “Black and White Styles in conflict.” Thomas Kochman
    “Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research and Practice,” Geneva Gay
  • 40. Latino Student Strengths and Resiliencies
    • Participatory-interactive communication.
    • 41. Contextual Problem Solving
    • 42. Topic-associate discourse style – prolific use of conjunctions, topic chaining, circular rather than linear, creativity as much as content
    • 43. Inductive Reasoning
    “Functions of Language in the Classroom.” C. B. Cazden, V.P. John, and D. Hymes.
    “Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research and Practice,” Geneva Gay
  • 44. Asian Student Strengths and Resiliencies
    • Students work collaboratively to solve a problem with an emphasis on consensus building
    • 45. Congeniality
    • 46. Inductivereasoning
    • 47. Collaborative knowledge building
    “A study of mathematics achievement of Black students at the University of California..”
    Treisman, P.U.
    “Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research and Practice,” Geneva Gay
  • 48. Native Student Strengths and Resiliencies
    • Participatory-interactive communication
    • 49. Topic-associate discourse style – prolific use of conjunctions, topic chaining, circular rather than linear, creativity as much as content
    • 50. Emphasis on practical application
    • 51. Verification through repetition
    • 52. Perseverance through experimentation
    • 53. Co-narration storytelling
    “Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Alaska Native Ways of Knowing,” Ray Barnhardt and
    Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley
    “Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research and Practice,” Geneva Gay
  • 54. Adaptability and Agility
    “Cultural Resiliency: 5 Essential 21st Century Competencies. “ Juan Carlos Arauz
  • 55. Teamwork
    “Cultural Resiliency: 5 Essential 21st Century Competencies. “ Juan Carlos Arauz
  • 56. Acculturation
    “Cultural Resiliency: 5 Essential 21st Century Competencies. “ Juan Carlos Arauz
  • 57. Cross-cultural Communication
    “Cultural Resiliency: 5 Essential 21st Century Competencies. “ Juan Carlos Arauz
  • 58. Innovation and Imagination
    “Cultural Resiliency: 5 Essential 21st Century Competencies. “ Juan Carlos Arauz
  • 59. Culturally Responsive Teachers are:
    • cultural organizers
    • 60. cultural mediators
    • 61. orchestrators of social contexts for learning
    • 62. caring – “from can’t to can”
    • 63. translators of cultural resiliencies
    “Cultural Resiliency: 5 Essential 21st Century Competencies. “ Juan Carlos Arauz
    “Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research and Practice,” Geneva Gay
  • 64. Culturally Responsive Teachersidentify and utilize cultural strengths and resiliencies
  • 65. What does it look like online?
  • 66. Where does the teaching and learning occur online?
  • 67. Social Networks
    Videos
    Live Sessions
    Tutorials
    Discussion Boards
    Recordings
    Readings
    GameS
    And more…
  • 68.
  • 69. Culturally Responsive Online Teachers identify and utilize cultural strengths and resiliencies through aligned online teaching best practices, while utilizing diverse discourse structures and curriculum.
  • 70. Curriculum Example
  • 71. Curriculum Example
  • 72. Curriculum Example
  • 73. Curriculum Examples
  • 74. Example Tools
  • 75. Structure Example
  • 76. Structure Example
  • 77. Structure Example
  • 78. Structure Example
  • 79. Crucial Implications
    • Ongoing, Embedded Professional Development in online Best Practices AND Cultural Competency/ Culturally Responsive Teaching
    • 80. Value Collaboration…really!
    • 81. Implementation of diverse perspectives and material in curriculum
    • 82. Learning Management Systems and Online Schools structures need to be re-examined for appropriate structures that facilitate diverse discourse styles
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