Culturally responsive education is key in closing the achievement gap between students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and their peers and to reduce inappropriate referrals to special education. This training module will identify the four critical components of creating and sustaining a Culturally Responsive School Community and dedicate the majority of the session to cultural proficiency. When you have a real understanding of cultural proficiency, you will see how culturally responsive education leads to success for all students.
Identify the importance of culturally responsive education
Address the achievement gap and disproportionality in special education
Recognize four components of a culturally responsive school community
Clarify the definitions of culture and culturally responsive
Understand cultural proficiency and the corresponding implications