Empowering Students in a Culturally Competent Classroom
3 Inservice Credits/ 45 hours Instructor: Sandy Catapano July 1-30, August 1-30, September 1-30, January 3-30, March 1-30, May 1-30, June 1-30,
According to the National Education Association, “Cultural competence is having an awareness of one’s own cultural identity and views about difference, and the ability to learn and build on the varying cultural and community norms of students and their families.” As educators it is our duty to provide a safe and non biased education environment where our students feel accepted, respected and valued no matter their backgrounds. In this course you will learn what it means to be culturally competent and examine your own viewpoints while learning how to effectively engage with diverse students and families. You will learn the importance of why educators need to be culturally competent and learn strategies that you can apply to your own classroom practices and/or educational environment.
This course is relevant to all who work in schools with children ages 5-21 in both regular and special education settings. This course has been designed for all school administrators, regular and special education teachers (grades K-12 and ages 5 to 21), special area teachers (gym, art, music, technology) school psychologists, school counselors, guidance counselors, social workers, speech and language therapists or speech pathologists and occupational or physical therapists.
July 1-30, August 1-30, September 1-30, January 3-30, March 1-30, May 1-30, June 1-30