Culturally Responsive Teaching about American Indians
Culturally responsive instruction is a philosophy and accompanying implementation of instruction that purposefully acknowledges, embraces and uses what each student brings culturally to the classroom in order for all students to have equitable access to the learning content. It is built on a foundation of relationships and respect. Culturally responsive teaching is one strategy identified by the NC State Advisory Council on Indian Education and others to address issues in student performance. With this in mind, the mission of this module is to promote culturally responsive teaching about American Indians among educators in North Carolina. This module should take approximately 10 hours to complete and is worth 1.0 CEU on successful completion.
1.0 CEU (general)
Alignment to North Carolina standards
- North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards
- 2. Teachers establish a respectful environment for a diverse population of students.
- a. Teachers provide an environment in which each child has a positive, nurturing relationship with caring adults.
- b. Teachers embrace diversity in the school community and in the world.
- c. Teachers treat students as individuals.
- e. Teachers work collaboratively with the families and significant adults in the lives of their students.
- 3. Teachers know the content they teach.
- a. Teachers align their instruction with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.
- b. Teachers know the content appropriate to their teaching specialty.
- d. Teachers make instruction relevent to students.
- 4. Teachers facilitate learning for their students.
- b. Teachers plan instruction appropriate for their students.
- c. Teachers use a variety of instructional methods.