Cultural Responsiveness and the Arts Online Class

Cultural Responsiveness Training for K-12 Teachers and Administrators. Learn how to use the arts as a vehicle for culturally responsive teaching.

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Cultural Responsiveness and the Arts Online Class

Cultural Responsiveness Training for K-12 Teachers and Administrators. Learn how to use the arts as a vehicle for culturally responsive teaching.

NEW for 2020!  ENROLL HERE

Support during COVID-19: Save $50 on this course with code SAVE50.

About this Course

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Are you looking to create a classroom environment that respects and honors the cultural diversity of your students? Are you concerned that you may not have the skillset to support the cultural needs of your students and colleagues? Never has cultural responsiveness been more important in our educational system. But it leaves many educators wondering how to foster a safe and welcoming environment that respects the unique backgrounds and cultural norms of everyone.

This cultural responsiveness course was created for educators and administrators who want to use the arts as a vehicle for culturally responsive teaching.  

Inside, you’ll discover a framework of strategies and resources that empower you to create lessons that are culturally inclusive of all learners in your classroom. You can start or complete this course at any time – lifetime access is included.

Connections to Practice

This course provides the following classroom connections:

    • Define Cultural Responsiveness
    • Examine the difference between appreciation and appropriation
    • Examine and analyze why there is a need for cultural responsiveness in the arts classroom.
    • Define implicit and explicit biases.
    • Explore how our personal biases can affect instruction.
    • Define Equity and Inclusion and explore how each looks in the classroom
    • Compile culturally responsive approaches that serve as a functional toolbox for a safe and inclusive classroom environment
    • Explore various websites that provide useful materials and tools that address race/ethnicity, gender, religion, and socio-economic status
    • Apply a “litmus test” to determine the authenticity and proper use of materials and resources for culturally responsive teaching in the classroom
    • Explore how to transition your lessons to integrate multicultural, social justice, and culturally responsive learning
    • Examine the concept of cultural narratives
    • Determine what the obstacles are to implementing Culturally Responsive Teaching

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

    • Define the term Cultural Responsiveness and examine myths that surround it.
    • Analyze the systemic issues that create a need for cultural responsiveness in the classroom.
    • Examine unknown and learned personal biases and discover how they affect instructional delivery and student reception.
    • Construct a framework to use the arts as a vehicle for cultural responsiveness.
    • Create a toolbox of authentic culturally responsive strategies that encourage equity, understanding, and inclusion in the classroom and community.
    • Construct a set of culturally diverse and engaging resources to use in the arts classroom.
    • Investigate how to implement and advocate for culturally relevant learning.
    • Design a developmentally appropriate lesson that is taught from a culturally responsive point of view.

Approval Information and Requirements

While you should always follow any pre-approval requirements in your district, we have helped thousands of educators advance on their district’s salary scale and meet their relicensing requirements. Some states require that organizations be pre-approved, while others accept hours based on the certificate received.  Below, find out how we meet the various requirements:

States that require pre-approval which we have achieved:

New York Teachers: Click here to review our CTLE approval and number

Pennsylvania Teachers: Click here to review our Act 48 approval and number

All other teachers: Click here to review our list of states and approval status.

The Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  The Institute complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, The Institute is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.

Quick FAQ and Support

We want you to feel totally comfortable taking this professional development course. So if you still have some questions, we’ll be happy to answer them!  View all FAQ here.

Will the PD hours count for my school/district?

In most cases, yes! We can provide you with a certificate of hours from our organization, based on the contact hours of the course. The majority of schools and districts accept these certificates and count them towards professional development hours.  We always advise you, however, to check with your own institution before taking a course – just to be sure!

None of these courses are offered with graduate credit or are affiliated with an institution of higher education.  However, we do work directly with state departments of education to ensure that these professional development hours meet their requirements and high-levels of learning expectations.  As such, in almost all cases, these courses can be used for continuing education requirements.

Can I use a purchase order? What if I have a group?

School districts MAY use a purchase order – please contact us for more details and let us know which course you are interested in.

Group rates are available for groups of 3 or more.  Please use this group registration form to receive your discounted pricing.

How long can I access the course?

This course is self-paced, meaning you can go as quickly or as slowly as you need. We know that while you may have specific intentions for how you’ll go through your course, life can sometimes have other plans. That’s why you can take any course at any time.  You’ll never have to worry about falling behind or getting registered for credit in time.  Work at your own pace in your own way.

What if I have questions?

We have a great team of people who are here to support you all of the way.  If you run into an issues, or even if you just need a sounding board for an idea – we’re just an email, phone call or text away.

Phone/Text: 443-821-1089 or Email us here

Included in this course:

  • 25 PD Hours with Certificate (often suitable for relicensure)

  • Lifetime Access – Everything is Online and Self-Paced. No time limits, no waiting!

  • 12 Video-Based Lessons

  • 14 Handouts and Templates

  • Sample Strategies and Curriculum Templates to Use Right Away

$199

25 PD Hours  |  2.5 CEUs

COURSE NUMBER: EC008

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Included in this course:

  • 25 PD Hours with Certificate (often suitable for relicensure)

  • Lifetime Access – Everything is Online and Self-Paced. No time limits, no waiting!

  • 12 Video-Based Lessons

  • 14 Handouts and Templates

  • Sample Strategies and Curriculum Templates to Use Right Away

$199

25 PD Hours  |  2.5 CEUs

COURSE NUMBER: EC008

VIEW THE SYLLABUS

ENROLL YOURSELF
ENROLL A GROUP (Save 25%)

Brand New Course for 2020!

Led by instructors Linda Johnson and Courtney Prugh, this self-paced online course is perfect for anyone looking to create lessons that are equitable, inclusive, and taught from a culturally responsive point of view.

DOWNLOAD THIS SAMPLE RESOURCE

About this Course

DOWNLOAD SYLLABUS

Are you looking to create a classroom environment that respects and honors the cultural diversity of your students? Are you concerned that you may not have the skillset to support the cultural needs of your students and colleagues? Never has cultural responsiveness been more important in our educational system. But it leaves many educators wondering how to foster a safe and welcoming environment that respects the unique backgrounds and cultural norms of everyone.

This cultural responsiveness course was created for educators and administrators who want to use the arts as a vehicle for culturally responsive teaching.  

Inside, you’ll discover a framework of strategies and resources that empower you to create lessons that are culturally inclusive of all learners in your classroom. You can start or complete this course at any time – lifetime access is included.

Connections to Practice

This course provides the following classroom connections:

    • Define Cultural Responsiveness
    • Examine the difference between appreciation and appropriation
    • Examine and analyze why there is a need for cultural responsiveness in the arts classroom.
    • Define implicit and explicit biases.
    • Explore how our personal biases can affect instruction.
    • Define Equity and Inclusion and explore how each looks in the classroom
    • Compile culturally responsive approaches that serve as a functional toolbox for a safe and inclusive classroom environment
    • Explore various websites that provide useful materials and tools that address race/ethnicity, gender, religion, and socio-economic status
    • Apply a “litmus test” to determine the authenticity and proper use of materials and resources for culturally responsive teaching in the classroom
    • Explore how to transition your lessons to integrate multicultural, social justice, and culturally responsive learning
    • Examine the concept of cultural narratives
    • Determine what the obstacles are to implementing Culturally Responsive Teaching

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

    • Define the term Cultural Responsiveness and examine myths that surround it.
    • Analyze the systemic issues that create a need for cultural responsiveness in the classroom.
    • Examine unknown and learned personal biases and discover how they affect instructional delivery and student reception.
    • Construct a framework to use the arts as a vehicle for cultural responsiveness.
    • Create a toolbox of authentic culturally responsive strategies that encourage equity, understanding, and inclusion in the classroom and community.
    • Construct a set of culturally diverse and engaging resources to use in the arts classroom.
    • Investigate how to implement and advocate for culturally relevant learning.
    • Design a developmentally appropriate lesson that is taught from a culturally responsive point of view.

Approval Information and Requirements

While you should always follow any pre-approval requirements in your district, we have helped thousands of educators advance on their district’s salary scale and meet their relicensing requirements. Some states require that organizations be pre-approved, while others accept hours based on the certificate received.  Below, find out how we meet the various requirements:

States that require pre-approval which we have achieved:

New York Teachers: Click here to review our CTLE approval and number

Pennsylvania Teachers: Click here to review our Act 48 approval and number

All other teachers: Click here to review our list of states and approval status.

The Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  The Institute complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, The Institute is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.

Quick FAQ and Support

We want you to feel totally comfortable taking this professional development course. So if you still have some questions, we’ll be happy to answer them!  View all FAQ here.

Will the PD hours count for my school/district?

In most cases, yes! We can provide you with a certificate of hours from our organization, based on the contact hours of the course. The majority of schools and districts accept these certificates and count them towards professional development hours.  We always advise you, however, to check with your own institution before taking a course – just to be sure!

None of these courses are offered with graduate credit or are affiliated with an institution of higher education.  However, we do work directly with state departments of education to ensure that these professional development hours meet their requirements and high-levels of learning expectations.  As such, in almost all cases, these courses can be used for continuing education requirements.

Can I use a purchase order? What if I have a group?

School districts MAY use a purchase order – please contact us for more details and let us know which course you are interested in.

Group rates are available for groups of 3 or more.  Please use this group registration form to receive your discounted pricing.

How long can I access the course?

This course is self-paced, meaning you can go as quickly or as slowly as you need. We know that while you may have specific intentions for how you’ll go through your course, life can sometimes have other plans. That’s why you can take any course at any time.  You’ll never have to worry about falling behind or getting registered for credit in time.  Work at your own pace in your own way.

What if I have questions?

We have a great team of people who are here to support you all of the way.  If you run into an issues, or even if you just need a sounding board for an idea – we’re just an email, phone call or text away.

Phone/Text: 443-821-1089 or Email us here

CURRICULUM FOR THIS COURSE

You can start or complete this course at any time – lifetime access is included.

Here’s exactly what’s included:

3 Lessons:

  • Understanding Appreciation vs. Appropriation
  • Why is Cultural Responsiveness Necessary?
  • Exploring Implicit and Explicit Biases

3 Activities:

  • Complete the Dimensions of Equity chart
  • Complete reflections on two films
  • Complete the Examining Bias handout

1 Assignment:

5-question check-in quiz

3 Lessons:

  • The Difference between Equity and Inclusion
  • Culturally Responsive Approaches
  • Culturally Responsive Resources for Diverse Populations

3 Activities:

  • Develop a classroom equity and inclusion statement
  • Complete the Strategies graphic organizer
  • Complete the resource organizer and litmus test

1 Assignment:

5-question check-in quiz

3 Lessons:

  • How to Transition Your Lessons to Make Them More Culturally Relevant
  • Examining Music and Visual Arts through the Culturally Responsive Lens
  • Examining Dance and Theatre through the Culturally Responsive Lens

3 Activities:

  • Review the Framework for Cultural Inclusion
  • Review the samples of original lessons in visual art and music and how they have been transformed
  • Review the samples of original lessons theatre and dance and how they have been transformed

1 Assignment:

5-question check-in quiz

3 Lessons:

  • How the Teacher affects the Cultural Narrative in the Classroom.
  • How to Create Buy-In
  • Bringing in the Community

3 Activities:

  • Complete a reflection on narratives in the classrooms
  • Complete the Action Plan template
  • Complete the Community Partnership Brainstorm Checklist

1 Final Assignment:

Using the principles of Multicultural, Social Justice, and Culturally Responsive learning, make a previously written lesson culturally relevant.

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Your Personalized PD Certificate

At the completion of the course, each participant will be provided a certificate of professional development for 25 hours and 2.5 CEUs, often suitable for recertification needs.

Please check with your school or district on the transferability of your certificate.

**PA, NY, and TX residents – we are an approved PD provider.**

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