Register online at https://connect.njcu.edu/portal/CCL_WorkshopSeries
Given the heterogeneous nature of first-generation students, a cultural strengths teaching approach, one that taps into students’ psychosocial, spiritual, and intellectual assets, can be an excellent way to promote student success. During these interactive workshops, we will explore how learning environments with shared responsibility for learning, group work and collaboration, low floor, high ceiling tasks, motivational language, multidimensional assignments, and flexible deadlines can emphasize cultural strengths and increase student learning. Participants will also reflect on their own cultural perspective and how it influences their teaching. Working together in small groups, participants will be challenged to develop their own plan to use cultural strengths strategies that respect, reflect, and engage first-generation students from different cultural backgrounds.
Join us for all four workshops (or as many as you can!).
Workshop Dates and Descriptions:
- Teaching to Students’ Cultural Strengths. Tuesday, September 20, 2022, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET.
Learn about cultural strengths teaching in the framework of individuated and integrative perspectives. Explore your own cultural strengths for learning and teaching practices that you can apply in your courses.
- Putting Cultural Strengths Teaching into Practice: Shared Responsibility for Learning. Thursday, September 22, 2022, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET.
Shared responsibility for learning empowers students with diverse cultural perspectives to take in and process knowledge in their own way and builds a sense of belonging and self-efficacy. Work with a small group to discuss how to apply strategies and practices to your classroom.
- Putting Cultural Strengths Teaching into Practice: Collaboration for Learning. Tuesday, September 27, 2022, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET.
Collaborative learning strategies encourage students to connect content to themselves and the community. Through collaboration, students are enabled to learn through comparison of their ideas with those of their peers. Use cultural strengths tools to plan practices and activities for your courses.
- Putting Cultural Strengths Teaching into Practice: Multi-dimensional Assessments. Wednesday, September 28, 2022, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET.
Providing opportunities to express knowledge in multiple ways harnesses students’ strengths for processing knowledge, communicating, interacting, and making connections. Collaborate with your peers to develop strategies for incorporating multi-dimensional assessments without compromising rigor.