"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.
Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Seminar - Visiting Scholars Bios: This PDF provides a short bio on the four outstanding visiting scholars that will provide the academic leadership for the project.
Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Project Seminar: Promotional flyer with links to the seminar application and information guide.
Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Project Information Guide: This PDF provides information on the project including, objectives, criteria for eligibility, project timeline, the academic program, housing, deposit, expenses, stipend, and contact information.
Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Seminar Application: Use 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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