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
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