Event - Sample Course
Gain deeper awareness of how one’s personal attitudes, values, and beliefs about language, patriotism, culture, teaching, learning, power, privilege, and other cultural norms, values, and mores impact teaching and learning. Participants will relate these concepts to cross-cultural interactions in educational settings and explore implications about how these impact interactions with students and their families, instructional decisions, and perceptions about student performance, teaching, and learning within your professional practice. Upon successful completion, credit is available from Brandman University for course EDDU502 for a fee paid directly to Brandman.
Course requires a FINAL PROJECT that must be completed with students in a K-12 classroom over at least three class periods.
Registration Restriction: Open to any educator in ANY district/system who holds a minimum of a BA/BS degree.
Culture, individuals, and differences
- Compare and contrast definitions of culture
- Identify specific characteristics of mainstream American culture
- Explain cultural differences within the context of cultural variables
- Examine and articulate personal attitudes, values, and beliefs through the lens of cultural variables
- Apply knowledge of cultural variables when analyzing personal interactions, decisions, and perceptions about students, their families, behavior, classroom management, student performance, teaching, and learning
Relationships within the context of power and privilege
- Explain the role and effect of adaptation, acculturation, covering, power, privilege, stereotyping, and bias in interactions among individuals and within systems
- Apply knowledge and understanding of the role and effect of adaptation, acculturation, covering, power, privilege, stereotyping, and bias in interactions among individuals and within systems to professional practices by analyzing policies and professional practices particularly
Creating equitable and inclusive curricula and learning environments for English language learners
- Compare models of multicultural education
- Critically evaluate materials, resources, and behaviors to identify potential underlying cultural values (biases)
- Explore, evaluate, and select strategies for creating an inclusive, culturally responsive classroom
- Explain the unique needs of migrant students
- Identify and evaluate strategies and practices for engaging parents, families, and communities to assure the education of all students regardless of background
- Apply knowledge of multicultural education to professional practice
IL State Standards for Teachers: Section 27.425 Rules
- IL27.425-2A: demonstrates and applies knowledge of current research, principles, and theories of culture applied to the context of teaching and learning
- IL27.425-2B: demonstrates an awareness of and reflects on his or her personal beliefs, socioeconomic and cultural background, and intercultural experiences
- IL27.425-2C: understands the differences between home and school cultures and builds connections between them by implementing culturally and linguistically responsive strategies to support student achievement
- IL27.425-2D: continually learns about his or her students' languages and the language variations and builds instruction on the cultural assets and backgrounds that students bring from their homes and communities
- IL27.425-2E: demonstrates and applies knowledge about the negative effects of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination on teaching and learning
A final grade will be issued by Brandman to those who successfully complete all assignment, including a final project, with a “satisfactory” rating AND who complete the course evaluation provided that the individual registered as a student with Brandman and has paid the additional Brandman tuition applicable at the time of registration.