Welcome to Yours, Mine and Ours. This class was created as part of a three-course series entitled The Role of Culture & Equity in the Classroom. The content learned in this series, Yours, Mind and Ours, will teach you how to connect with your students and create an inclusive classroom environment that will open the door to learning for every child you work with.
Welcome to Yours, Mine and Ours. This class was created as part of a three-course series entitled The Role of Culture & Equity in the Classroom. The three courses in this series are:
- The Role of Culture & Equity in the Classroom - Yours, Mine, and Ours
- The Role of Culture & Equity in the Classroom - Creating an Inclusive Classroom Environment
- The Role Culture & Equity in the Classroom- Creating Culturally Responsive Lesson Plans
This series is designed to help teachers develop the tools needed to create a Culturally Responsive/inclusive Environment for all students. When a student feels different or left out in his or her classroom, it significantly reduces that student’s ability and desire to learn. The content learned in this series, The Role of Culture & Equity in the Classroom, will teach you how to connect with your students and create an inclusive classroom environment that will open the door to learning for every child you work with.
Although Yours, Mine and Ours, is NOT a prerequisite for the other two courses, it does provide a foundation for them. The book titled, How to Teach Students Who Don’t Look Like You, Second Edition, by Bonnie M. Davis, will be used for all three classes. This book is available for purchase at www.Amazon.com
In this course participants will have an opportunity to:
- Understand your own culture.
- Understand how your culture creates the lens through which you see the world and others.
- Discover how to acquire an understanding of another person’s culture.
- Recognize Stereotypes, Prejudice and Discrimination.
- Help students identify and understand their own culture.
Course Relation to Professional Standards
This course aligns to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
TEACHERS ARE COMMITTED TO STUDENTS AND THEIR LEARNING.
- Teachers Recognize Individual Differences in Their Students and Adjust Their Practice Accordingly
- Teachers treat students equitably
TEACHERS THINK SYSTEMATICALLY ABOUT THEIR PRACTICE AND LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE.
- Teachers Make Difficult Choices That Test Their Professional Judgment
- Teachers Use Feedback and Research to Improve Their Practice and Positively
Impact Student Learning
This course aligns with National Student Standards
NL-Eng-K12.1 READING FOR PERSPECTIVE
- Students read a wide range of print and non-print texts to build an understanding of texts, themselves, and of the cultures of the US and the world.
NL-ENG – K-12.9 MULTICULTUAL UNDERSTANDING
- Students develop an understanding of and respect for diversity in language use, patterns, and dialects across cultures, ethnic groups, geographic regions and social roles.
Kathy ViningB.S., M.Ed., Admin; Certificate in Equity & Urban Education
38 years in K-12 and post-secondary education, AVID teacher, Path Specialist, Multicultural Specialist.
AVID staff developer, Equity trainer, REACH facilitator, Equity/TitleIX/Section 504 Compliance, Officer.
My goal is to support teachers as they strive to become more culturally responsive in order to meet the diverse needs of their students.
I enjoy writing, painting, ATV’ing, camping, fishing, and other outdoor activities.