Community of Practice: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Date(s): Tuesday, October 17 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Culturally responsive pedagogy (CRP) is an approach that challenges deficit perspectives and draws on students’ strengths to foster success. Join a community of staff and faculty interested in exploring CRP-informed topics, theories, and activities related to this approach. Facilitated by Teaching and Learning Specialist, Victoria Surtees, the community is a space to share practices and resources, ask questions, and collaborate.

This year, we are scheduling with equity in mind: we will be meeting monthly as a community but there will be two meeting times for you to choose from. Come to the same one every time, or switch it up when you need to.

  • Tuesdays 9-10:30;
  • Wednesdays, 2:30-4pm.

Below are the dates, topics, and modality: 

  • Sept. 19th (9-10:30) / 20th (2:30-4pm) – What is CRP and what is this community about? (in-person)
  • Oct. 17th (9-10:30) & 18th (2:30-4pm) – Reflecting on our own cultural lens (online)
  • Nov. 20th (9-10:30) /21st (2:30-4pm) – Identifying and redressing bias (in-person)
  • Dec. 19th (9-10:30) / 20th  (2:30-4pm) – Draw on students’ culture to shape curriculum and instruction (online)
  • Jan. 16th (9-10:30) /17th  (2:30-4pm) Bring Real-World issues into the classroom (in person)
  • Feb. 20 (9-10:30) /21st  (2:30-4pm) -Model High expectations for all students (online)
  • Mar. 19th  (9-10:30) /20th  (2:30-4pm) – Promote respect for student differences (in-person)
  • Apr 16th (9-10:30) /17th  (2:30-4pm)- Collaborate with peers and local communities (online)
  • May 21st (9-10:30) /22nd  (2:30-4pm) – Communicate in linguistically responsive ways (in person)
  • June 18th (9-10:30) /19th  (2:30-4pm) – Consolidate: what have learned and what will we do?


Sign up for the first session to learn more and decide if you’d like to be part of our community.


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Community of Practice: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
Date(s): Tuesday, October 17
Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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