Culturally mediated instruction incorporates diverse ways of knowing, understanding and representing information. Multicultural viewpoints are encouraged.
The curriculum needs to beintegrated, transdisciplinary, meaningful and student centered.
Critical Thinking Collaboration Creativity Communication
1. Promotes inquiry-based instruction: Engaging students in math and science experiments and word problems, collecting and examining data, and asking authentic questions.
2.Diversifying seating andgrouping: Establishing opportunities for students to work individually, in dyads, and cooperatively in small groups.
3. Connecting to students’ lives at home: Linking science and math practices with students’ home lives and everyday experiences.
4. Creating a shared learning environment: Shifting authority so that students take more responsibility in math and science activities and their own learning.
5.Encouraging real, active, and engagedconversations: Building on students’ knowledge and experiences in the development of meaningful science and math conversations.
6.Creating a safe environment: Ensuring student and teacher responses are highly valued.
7.Developing students’ capacity to think andact independently: Scaffolding students’ understanding of science and math through activities that build self-confidence, develop competence and motivate learning in science.
Charlotte Danielson-Framework for ProfessionalPracticeFor Example: Domain1 - Planning and preparation 1B: Demonstrating knowledge of students Knowledge of students’ interest and cultural heritage Domain 2 - Classroom Environment 2A: Creating an environment of respect and rapport Teacher is aware of student cultures 2B: Establishing a Culture or Learning Expectations for learning and achievement Domain 3 –Instruction 3B: Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques Quality of questions, Discussion techniques, Student participation
Researched based pedagogical practice that prepare students for the future. Common Formative Assessments Collaborative Technological Expression Practice and Delivery Questioning Verbal (Student and Discourse Teacher)
Assessments for Learning and Guiding our InstructionGlobal ScholarCRESMSA/HSAAP ExamQuarterly County Assessments
What is collaborative practice?Benefits: Listening, Speaking, Persevering Example of Collaborative Practice - CooperativeLearning Jigsaw Small Groups Think-Pair-Share Learning Buddies Study Groups, etc.Benefits of Cooperative Learning: Internalize new knowledge Learn how to make the knowledge applicable Teaching the concept yourself Teaching students about other cultures, behavior, beliefs, etc. Fosters tolerance and acceptance in the community
How does this technique benefit studentlearning and achievement?http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwltc/howto/enablestudentcolla b.htm “… when properly structured, collaboration for learning can boost academic performance and has a positive impact on the performance of minority students, particularly those from low-income backgrounds.” (Ginsburg-Block, Rohrbeck, Lavigne, & Fantuzzo, 2008)
What is verbal discourse?http://www.marzanoresearch.com/popups/resources.aspx?product=59Benefit: Critical Thinking, VocabularyDevelopment Encouraging students to develop skills to articulate their thinking When students develop, and use these skills, it encourages higher level thinking and expression
Benefit: Student and Teacher Engagement ◦ Cues and questions should focus on what is important NOT what is unusual! ◦ Go Beyond Summarizing ◦ Allow Students to Question Students’ Prior Knowledge is Critical (remember the cultural context) “If you want to train students, then ask most ofthe questions-and have predetermined answers. If you want to educate students, however, encourage them to ask questions, and make sure the questions are open-ended.” (p.6, Understanding Black Male-Learning Styles, Kunjufu.)
Call On Students Randomly Give opportunities for to work with partner to answer a question Wait Time Response Chaining Choral response Simultaneous Individual Response
Revisiting Bloom’s Taxonomy…..Skill Sample Prompts Purpose Level combine elements design, construct,Creating into a new pattern Higher plan, produce or product check, critique, judge, judge or decideEvaluating hypothesize, conclude, according to a set of Higher explain criteria compare, organize, break down orAnalyzing cite differences, examine Higher deconstruct information implement, carry out, apply knowledge toApplying Lower use, apply, show, solve new situations describe, explain, understand andUnderstanding Lower estimate, predict interpret meaning recognize, list, memorize and recallRemembering describe, identify, Lower facts retrieve, name
Benefit: Contemporary Resources Using technology is the norm for the Millennials Allows students to acquire, develop, and express their knowledge in a variety of waysExamples of Classroom Technology: Quizlet.com Prezi ReadWriteThink.org Edmodo Pebble Go ActiveInspire Discovery Streaming CPS Remotes (Clickers) Kid Pix PBS Kids Dropbox
http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/scmsAdmin/uploads/005/120/Culturall y%20Responsive%20Differientiated%20Instruction.pdf This website contains K-12 lessonsusing culturally responsive practices. It provides examples of culturally responsive classrooms.