(3 credits/45 hours) In-serivce credits only
Understanding Diversity and Multiculturalism in Our Schools
Instructor: Kim Kittredge
3 Credits – In-service Course (45 Hours)
Dates: August 21st-25th 2023
This course is designed for educators to examine diversity, multiculturalism, and language obstacles that we find today in our schools. As many students enter our education systems from foreign countries, many teachers have to be armed with the skills to help them work successfully to meet our education standards. This course will help teachers learn effective ways to work with, and often learn from, these assimilating students of diverse cultural backgrounds. Participants will focus on effective strategies to deal with our ever-changing school communities. Educators will discuss language collaboration, how to plan your curriculum and focus your lessons, and how to successfully promote your lower functioning students due to language or cultural barriers. Many techniques will be shared on how to educate your multicultural, diverse, classroom, and move these students to the next level. This course is a must for all educators levels K-12.