Culturally Responsive Teaching

EdTech Edition

What's going on?

This one day workshop will start looking at the basic tenets of culturally responsive teaching coupled with digital tools and resources that support them! The first part of the day will focus on creating a common understanding and processing, the second part exploring and discovering new tools and strategies, and the third part operationalizing and action planning.

This workshop is ideal for classroom teachers and instructional coaches/teacher leaders, across any content area.

Why culturally responsive teaching with tech?

Culture is central to learning. It plays a role not only in communicating and receiving information, but also in shaping the thinking process of groups and individuals. A pedagogy that acknowledges, responds to, and celebrates fundamental cultures offers full, equitable access to education for students from all cultures.

Culturally Responsive Teaching is a pedagogy that recognizes the importance of including students' cultural references in all aspects of learning (Ladson-Billings,1994).

We'll use the ISTE technology standards coupled with content standards, social emotional learning competencies, and college and career ready guidelines to explore how digital tools can support culturally relevant and responsive pedagogy.


When: 9am-3pm on May 9

Where: PLAEA Office in Storm Lake

What to bring: Laptop/device

Lunch will be one hour on your own.