Driving question: "How can we develop a critical lens to be culturally responsive to the diverse identities in our classrooms?"
Overall learning goal: For candidates to use a critical lens to analyze and adapt instructional materials to construct socially-just narratives and represent diverse identities
Section 1 - Reflecting on Identity & Representation in Schools
- Candidates think critically about how the representation of identities and stories in instructional materials impacts learners, complete a 6-word memoir to reflect on their own identity, and engage in a small-group reflection on how their own identity impacts students.
Section 2 - Developing a Critical Lens
- Candidates analyze instructional materials for representation of identities and dominant and non-dominant narratives.
Section 3 - Adapting Instructional Materials to be More Culturally Responsive (CORE ACTIVITY)
- Candidates adapt instructional materials to improve representation and offer non-dominant narratives, making them more culturally responsive.