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					Cultural Proficiency and Student
 Achievement: Education that is
                   Multicultural
          Session 1 Face-to-Face

    Course Overview



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Vision of Exemplary Teaching for Student Learning

                             Cognitive
                            Development



                          Knowing
                        the Learner
               Personal      WHO?           Social
              Development                 Development




                      Knowing myself
                           and my
                       influence on
Knowing the
                         learners
Curriculum                                              Knowing the
 & Content                                               Pedagogy
  What?                                                   How?
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  Performance Outcomes for this
            Course
 The student will:
    Explore their own cultural experiences and identify
     how they impact the learning environment of students.
    Develop sensitivity to cultural bias in instructional
     materials and texts, in classroom patterns of thinking, in
     modes of communication, and in teaching/learning
     strategies.( cultural refers to diversity factors, including
     but not limited to race, national origin, ethnicity,
     gender,disability,sexual orientation, socioeconomic
     status, and religion)

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       Outcomes Continued
 Enhance the understanding of how the
  construction of knowledge, learning styles, and
  multiple intelligences impact teaching and
  learning
 Articulate and model high expectations that
  result in achievement for all
 Enhance their ability to differentiate instruction


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                  Lesson Format
 Lessons contain:
    Quote and pictures of the week
    Readings
       Located on-line
       In a link on the blog site for each session
       In a packet provided at the first class
    Additional materials
       Are located on-line
       In a link in the session folder
       In a folder provided at the first class


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       Lesson Format (page 2)
 Discussions
   Students will read and respond to the question
    or comments made by other students
   Students are to include information from their
    readings, resources, and personal experience
   Discussions are worth 2 points per week that a
    discussion is assigned
   Read and respond once to the question posed to
    each other.
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       Lessons Format (page 3)
 Assignments
   There are a variety of assignments including, but not
    limited to:
      Surveys and self assessments
      Visual representations
      Short written assignments from one paragraph to one page in
       length
      Lesson plans
      Contacting outside organizations
      Using current events
      Studying data
      Interviewing colleagues
   Assignments are worth 5 points each
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      Lessons Format ( page 4)

 Journal Entry
   There are five journal entries that students will
    have the opportunity to reflection upon that
    only the instructor will read.
   This is a time to reflect upon yourself, using the
    readings, your own knowledge and experiences
    and to apply new learnings
   Journal entries are worth 4 points each


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              Final Assignment
 The final assignment is a portfolio/project/unit
  plan
    Students will be provided additional information during
     the course and the face-to-face sessions
    The assignment centers around the five performance
     outcomes of the course
    Students are to collect artifacts that show an
     understanding of these outcomes or create a project that
     will benefit their school setting
    Students will share their portfolio/projects/unit plans at
     the last class
    Portfolios/projects/unit plans are worth 28 points
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Cultural Proficiency and Student Achievement :
                  Education that is Multicultural

                                     Session 1




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    Quote and Picture of the Week
“ Each one reach one;
Each one teach one;
What you do not know
You must learn.
When you have learned,
Then you must teach.”

Author unknown- University of South
   Carolina Multicultural Student Affairs


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                     Readings
 HCPSS www.hcpss.org . Click onto About US and then to
  Plans and Reports. Then click onto Bridge to Excellence 5
  Year Plan. View the materials listed in this section.
 COMAR Regulations ( Education that is Multicultural and
  Public School Standards)
  http://www.maec.org/md/multied/regs.html
 Hanley, J.H. ( 1999) Beyond the Tip of the Iceberg,
  National Educational Service, Reaching Today’s Youth
  Volume 3 No. 2 pages 9-12
   http://www.cyc-net.org/reference/refs-
      culturalcompetence.html This is also located on the
      blog for Session One

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          Optional Readings
 McIntosh, P. ( 1988) Unpacking the
  Invisible Knapsack
   This is a link for Session One on the blog.




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               Assignments
 Journal
   Write a one page reflection on why you feel it
    is important for educators to become culturally
    proficient. Send this to your instructor as a
    WORD attachment. Be sure that your WORD
    document has the appendix .doc and not .docx




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             Assignment (page 2)
 Participate in the discussion at least once during this week.
  Include information from your readings and personal
  experiences.
                               and
 Complete the Assessing Multicultural Education
  Questionnaire. Summarize the three areas on the
  questionnaire. For non-classroom based staff, think about
  the adult audiences to whom you present.This is located in
  a link for Session One. Send the reflection on the
  questionnaire to your instructor.
                               OR
Using the iceberg model, identify and reflect on key aspects
  of you own cultural identity and create either a visual or
  written representation of your “ cultural self”. Comment on
  aspects of your “deep” and surface culture as it relates to
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  your personal and professional situation.
         Additional Resources

 No Child Left Behind information may
                           be located at
http://www.ed.gov/print/nclb/overview/i
                  ntro/execsumm.html
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     “ Culture is not an exotic notion
        studied by a select group of
        anthropologists in the South
        Seas. It is a mold in which we
        are all cast, and it controls our
        daily lives in many nsuspecting
        ways…
        Culture hides much more than it
        reveals, and strangely enough
        what it hides, it hides most
        effectively from its own
        participants.”

                Edward T. Hall

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     A Definition of Culture
Culture  refers to diversity factors, including
but not limited to race, national origin,
ethnicity,gender,disability,sexual orientation,
socioeconomic status, and religion.




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          What is culture?
          The Iceberg Theory
Surface Culture
Food
Clothing
Language
Physical Features

                    Values             Deep
                    Beliefs
                    Attitudes          Culture
                    Assumptions
                    Perceptions
                    Communication Styles
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 Cultural Psychology




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Questions and Assignments




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