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Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

"Culturally relevant pedagogy is a student-centered approach to teaching in which the students' unique cultural strengths are identified and nurtured to promote student achievement and a sense of well-being about the student's cultural place in the world."

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Project: During the summer 2018, fourteen (14) middle and high-school faculty will participate in a four-week Culturally Relevant Pedagogy seminar hosted at Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, and approved by the Kansas State Board of Education. The seminar is intended to enhance professional competence of individual faculty in Culturally Relevant Pedagogy; to enrich middle and high-school curriculum by developing inter-disciplinary curriculum that is aligned with Kansas standards; and to increase academic achievement, promote college and career readiness and to empower both faculty and students through an Culturally Relevant framework and content. Emphasis will be on Latinos, African Americans, Asians and Native Americans. The Tri-Directors are Ms. Christina Valdivia-Alcala; Director, Tonantzin Society, State Representative Valdenia C. Winn, PhD and State Representative John Alcala. Nationally acclaimed scholars will present the scholarly data and review outcomes.

2019 Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Project SeminarPromotional flyer with links to the seminar application and information guide.

2019 Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Project Information GuideThis PDF provides information on the project including, objectives, criteria for eligibility, project timeline, the academic program, housing, deposit, expenses, stipend, and contact information.

2019 Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Seminar ApplicationUse this form to apply for the project. If you desire supporting documents can be e-mailed to Valdinia.Winn@house.ks.gov.

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Don Gifford
(785) 296-3892
dgifford@ksde.org  

Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303
bneuenswander@ksde.org

Director
Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142
sesmith@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education

Stacy Smith
(785) 296-0979
slsmith@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Curricular Standards/Graduation
David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447
dfernkopf@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Assessment
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325
bfultz@ksde.org

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