Culturally Responsive Teaching

Self-Paced Professional Development Opportunity

Culturally Responsive Teaching about American Indians

Course Overview:

Culturally responsive instruction is a philosophy and accompanying implementation of instruction that purposefully acknowledges, embraces and uses what each student brings culturally to the classroom in order for all students to have equitable access to the learning content. It is built on a foundation of relationships and respect. Culturally responsive teaching is one strategy identified by the NC State Advisory Council on Indian Education and others to address issues in student performance. With this in mind, the mission of this module is to promote culturally responsive teaching about American Indians among educators in North Carolina. Also, this course addresses Teaching Standards II, III, and IV associated with the North Carolina Educators Effectiveness System. This module should take approximately 10 hours to complete and is worth 1.0 CEU on successful completion.

Course Access:

To access the course, login to https://ncees.homebase.ncpublicschools.gov and click on the professional development tab and type in Culturally Responsive Teaching or the course number 8048.