The Culturally Responsive Classroom IELM 3020 Week 9, Seminar 6 Warm Up With a partner, compare the UDL strategies with SIOP. How are they the same, how are they different? Find another pair and share your work. What is culturally responsive teaching? In the classroom, culturally responsive teaching requires teachers to hold high expectations for all students, maintain and tend to the integrity of students’ cultures and identities, and cultivate academic excellence and success. When we create a culturally responsive classroom, these principles are evident in structure, experience, practice and performance. HOW? Know Your Students Icebreakers-activities, exercises, personal information and hobby sheets Time for students to check in, ask questions, share brief stories, experiences 1:1 conversations, discussions, informal meetings Parent conferences, phone calls High Expectations Communicate clear expectations Be specific in what you expect students to know and be able to do Create an environment in which there is genuine respect for students and a belief in their capability Encourage students to meet expectations for a particular task Offer praise when standards are met Student Centered High student engagement Opportunities to work in pairs, triads, groups Encourage a community of learners Opportunities to share their learning with others Choices Representations of Cultural Diversity Posters in the classroom Music Clip art Textbooks and curriculum material reflect cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, lifestyles, and abilities Culturally Responsive Walk Thru Assessment Areas of focus Indicators Next reflection: Using the Culturally Responsive Assessment… Identify three culturally responsive areas of focus and the supporting indicators. Describe how these were evident in the classroom.