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Demonstrate an understanding of ways students differ in approaches to learning both individually and culturally, by creating instructional opportunities that are equitable and adaptable to diverse learners.
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Nzelu: Sociocultural Perspectives on Learning & Intelligence
This is something I wrote on another blog several months ago before the Fall 2013 semester began. I wanted to share it with you now in retrospect with the Culturally Responsive Classroom pilot project halfway completed. I also wanted to add a little more on what I have learned since the original posting. In the […]
The Culturally Responsive Classroom Pilot Project: A Reflection, part 1
This is the first of a two-part series based on my reflection of the Culturally Responsive Classroom pilot project, which ended last week Thursday. I helped develop and co-facilitate this pilot project, which you can view at http://kceltculture.blogspot.com. The difference between the first and second parts of this blog series is that this one only […]
Building Leadership Capacity for Latino STEM Students
This post is an adaptation of slides from a keynote presentation for the 27th Annual Conference of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities given by Dr. Jimmy Reyes, Dean of Nursing, and Juanita Limas, Assistant Professor in the Math/Science Department. Session Objectives Demographics of US changing Latinos and STEM fields How are we addressing […]
The Culturally Responsive Classroom Pilot Project: A Reflection, part 2
This is the second of a two-part series based on my reflection of the Culturally Responsive Classroom pilot project, which ended in mid-November 2013. I helped develop and co-facilitate this pilot project, which you can view at http://kceltculture.blogspot.com. The difference between the first and second parts of this blog series is that this one includes […]
Diversity Conferences in Eastern Iowa
Within the time span of a month, the Eastern Iowa region has had several conferences dedicated to diversity in higher education institutions, acknowledging the continuously changing demographics of our community. In fact, recently the Pew Research Center, published an engaging website about the Next America. I recommend that you take a quick glance at this […]
Revisiting Differentiated Instruction
Richard Johnson, English faculty at Kirkwood’s Iowa City Campus, was “knocked back in his chair” by a reading from last semester’s Culturally Responsive Classroom regarding differentiated instructional strategies. This short 8-page reading was published by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. In his response to the reading, Richard shares that “the cutting […]