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Culturally Mediated Instruction Culturally mediated instruction incorporates diverse ways of knowing, understanding and representing information. Multicultural viewpoints are encouraged.

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  • 1. Culturally mediated instruction incorporates diverse ways of knowing, understanding and representing information. Multicultural viewpoints are encouraged.

2. The curriculum needs to beintegrated, transdisciplinary, meaningful andstudent centered. 3. Critical Thinking Collaboration Creativity Communication 4. 1. Promotes inquiry-based instruction: Engaging students in math and science experiments and word problems, collecting and examining data, and asking authentic questions. 5. 2.Diversifying seating andgrouping: Establishing opportunities for students to work individually, in dyads, and cooperatively in small groups. 6. 3. Connecting to students lives at home: Linking science and math practices with students home lives and everyday experiences. 7. 4. Creating a shared learning environment: Shifting authority so that students take more responsibility in math and science activities and their own learning. 8. 5.Encouraging real, active, and engagedconversations: Building on students knowledge and experiences in the development of meaningful science and math conversations. 9. 6.Creating a safe environment: Ensuring student and teacher responses are highly valued. 10. 7.Developing students capacity to think andact independently:Scaffolding students understanding ofscience and math through activities thatbuild self-confidence, developcompetence and motivate learning inscience. 11. Charlotte Danielson-Framework for ProfessionalPracticeFor Example:Domain1 - Planning and preparation1B: Demonstrating knowledge of studentsKnowledge of students interest and cultural heritageDomain 2 - Classroom Environment 2A: Creating an environment of respect and rapportTeacher is aware of student cultures 2B: Establishing a Culture or Learning Expectations for learning and achievementDomain 3 Instruction 3B: Using Questioning and Discussion TechniquesQuality of questions, Discussion techniques, Studentparticipation 12. Researched based pedagogical practice that prepare students for the future.CommonFormative AssessmentsCollaborativeTechnological ExpressionPracticeand Delivery QuestioningVerbal(Student and DiscourseTeacher) 13. Assessments for Learning and Guiding our InstructionGlobal ScholarCRESMSA/HSAAP ExamQuarterly County Assessments 14. What is collaborative practice?Benefits: Listening, Speaking, PerseveringExample of Collaborative Practice - CooperativeLearning Jigsaw Small Groups Think-Pair-Share Learning Buddies Study Groups, etc.Benefits of Cooperative Learning: Internalize new knowledge Learn how to make the knowledge applicable Teaching the concept yourself Teaching students about othercultures, behavior, beliefs, etc. Fosters tolerance and acceptance in the community 15. How does this technique benefit studentlearning and achievement?http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwltc/howto/enablestudentcollab.htm when properly structured, collaboration for learning can boost academic performance and has a positive impact on the performanceof minority students, particularly those from low-income backgrounds.(Ginsburg-Block, Rohrbeck, Lavigne, & Fantuzzo, 2008) 16. What is verbal discourse?http://www.marzanoresearch.com/popups/resources.aspx?product=59Benefit: Critical Thinking, VocabularyDevelopment Encouraging students to develop skills to articulate their thinking When students develop, and use these skills, it encourages higher level thinking and expression 17. Benefit: Student and Teacher Engagement Cues and questions should focus on what is importantNOT what is unusual! Go Beyond Summarizing Allow Students to Question Students Prior Knowledge is Critical(remember the cultural context) If you want to train students, then ask most ofthe questions-and have predetermined answers.If you want to educatestudents, however, encourage them to ask questions, and make sure the questions are open-ended.(p.6, Understanding Black Male-Learning Styles, Kunjufu.) 18. Call On Students Randomly Give opportunities for to work with partner toanswer a question Wait Time Response Chaining Choral response Simultaneous Individual Response 19. Revisiting Blooms Taxonomy..Skill Sample Prompts PurposeLevel combine elementsdesign, construct,Creating into a new pattern Higherplan, produce or productcheck, critique, judge, judge or decideEvaluatinghypothesize, conclude, according to a set of Higherexplain criteriacompare, organize, break down orAnalyzing cite differences,examineHigherdeconstructinformationimplement, carry out, apply knowledge toApplying Loweruse, apply, show, solve new situationsdescribe, explain, understand andUnderstanding Lowerestimate, predictinterpret meaningrecognize, list, memorize and recallRemembering describe, identify,Lower factsretrieve, name 20. Benefit: Contemporary ResourcesUsing technology is the norm for the MillennialsAllows students to acquire, develop, and express their knowledge in a variety of waysExamples of Classroom Technology:Quizlet.comPrezi ReadWriteThink.orgEdmodo Pebble GoActiveInspire Discovery StreamingCPS Remotes (Clickers) Kid Pix PBS Kids Dropbox 21. http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/scmsAdmin/uploads/005/120/Culturall y%20Responsive%20Differientiated%20Instruction.pdfThis website contains K-12 lessonsusing culturally responsive practices. Itprovides examples of culturally responsive classrooms.