Using the cultural knowledge, prior experiences, frames of reference, and performance styles of student to make learning encounters more relevant and effective. It teaches to and through the strengths of students and their families.
— adapted from Geneva Gay, 2010
Culturally Responsive Practice PowerPoint
- Funds of Knowledge worksheet
- DOE Unit Template
This instructional unit template provides an example of how teachers may organize a Common Core aligned unit. Teachers may use this template as it is given here, integrate parts of this template into an existing structure for unit planning or use this template as a model to design their own planning structures.
- Explore the concept of culture from a personal, reflective perspective
- Move away from “single stories” of children and families
- Learn concrete strategies for building a culturally responsive learning environment advancing the NYS Pre-K Foundation for the Common Core
Agenda for 2014-15 sessions
- 8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. — Introductions Learning Objectives and Ground Rules
- 8:45 a.m. – 9:05 a.m. — What is Culture?
- 9:05 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. — Moving Away from a Single Story
- 9:25 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. — A Culturally Responsive Strategy: Funds of Knowledge
- 9:45 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. — Break
- 9:55 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. — Using Funds of Knowledge in the classroom to build a culturally responsive learning environment advancing the NYS PKFCC
- 11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. — Wrap up and Goodbye
- 12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. — Introductions Learning Objectives and Ground Rules
- 12:45 p.m. – 1:05 p.m. — What is Culture?
- 1:05 p.m. – 1:25 p.m. — Moving Away from a Single Story
- 1:25 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. — A Culturally Responsive Strategy: Funds of Knowledge
- 1:45 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. — Break
- 1:55 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. — Using Funds of Knowledge in the classroom to build a culturally responsive learning environment advancing the NYS PKFCC
- 3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. — Wrap up and Goodbye
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