Learning Opportunity

Culturally Responsive Teaching: It's more than just food and holidays

Registration closes:
Dec 01, 2022 at 3:45 pm MTN
Webinar will be recorded
Facilitator: Stephanie Dodyk
Date:December 01, 2022
Time:3:45 pm to 5:30 pm MTN
$20.00 (CAD)
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 23-LL-089
Focus: Assessment Inclusive Education English Language Arts, Literacy and Literature Curriculum Implementation and Pedagogy

Target Audience

Teachers: K-12, School-based Administrators, Instructional Coaches, Learning Coaches, District Leaders/Consults

Also Recommended For

Instructional Coaches, Learning Coaches, District Leaders/Consultants

About this Learning Opportunity

According to Statistics Canada, almost 25% of Albertans speak languages other than English.  The members of this diverse demographic bring new stories which may be quite different than the established narrative due to their experiences and backgrounds. Culturally responsive teaching allows for these stories to be heard and used to create a new narrative, helping students discover the important role they can play in the larger societal structure.

This session will explore Zaretta Hammond’s Ready for Rigor framework to guide participants in creating more equitable, affirming and culturally-responsive communities for learning. Participants will be asked to reflect on their understandings of culture and bias, as well as gain an understanding of how the brain uses culture to make sense of the world.

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • #4: Leading a Learning Community

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the Facilitator

Stephanie Dodyk

Stephanie Dodyk is a Language Consultant with over 15 years experience in teaching and resource roles.  After completing a Bachelor of Education degree in Secondary Mathematics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in German Literature, Stephanie later went on to finish a Master of Education specializing in Teaching English as an Additional Language. In her work, Stephanie... Read more »