Becoming A Culturally Responsive Teacher

Is one of your school's initiatives to learn more about culturally responsive teaching? Do you want to learn how to value and integrate the cultures represented in your classroom into your instruction? Learn the Seven Principles of Culturally Responsive teaching and how to apply those principles to your own teaching practice in this course.
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Updated on: February 12, 2019

Many students you teach bring rich and diverse backgrounds to your classroom. Learn from Gary Howard how to value and integrate the cultures represented in your classroom into your instruction and create a classroom that is culturally inviting to all of your students. This course includes videos of authentic classroom practice, a coach to provide personalized feedback, and flexibility to engage with the content on your schedule.

  • Practical guidance from an expert on culturally responsive teaching
  • Convenient, flexible online format
  • 45 PD hours or 3 graduate credits
Skills You'll Learn

In this course, you'll learn the seven principles of culturally responsive teaching, and you will assess your own practices related to those principles. You will also create a professional vision that incorporates key concepts and personal reflections from the course.

Course Overview

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About the Instructor

Gary R. Howard has over 35 years of experience working with issues of civil rights, social justice, equity, education, and diversity, including 28 years as the Founder of the REACH Center for Multicultural Education.

Mr. Howard completed his undergraduate work in Cultural Anthropology and Social Psychology at Yale University and did graduate work in ethics and social justice at Yale Divinity School.

Mr. Howard has provided extensive training in cultural competence and culturally responsive practice and is the author of numerous articles on race, justice, and multicultural issues. His most recent book, We Can't Teach What We Don't Know (Second Edition, 2006), was published by Columbia University and is considered a groundbreaking work examining issues of privilege, power, and the role of White leaders and educators in a multicultural society.

PCG Education

PCG’s Education practice offers consulting services and technology solutions that help teachers, schools, school districts, and state education agencies/ministries of education to promote student success, improve programs and processes, and optimize resources. PCG offers more than 50 online professional development courses to help teachers improve their skills, grow their careers and more effectively help and support their students.


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