Teachers Address the Challenges of a Culturally Diverse Classroom in the 21st Century

March 31-May 21

In partnership with

Fitchburg State University

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A GRADUATE-LEVEL COLLEGE COURSE FOR TEACHERS ONLY
Tailored for our Masters of Education cohort, it is open to ALL Martha’s Vineyard teachers.

DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS, THIS CLASS IS NOW BEING HELD REMOTELY.

DATES: March 31-May 21, 2020 with scheduled virtual meeting dates
FORMAT: Google Classroom, Google Hangouts
INSTRUCTOR: Marge Harris
RESULT: 3 graduate credits* OR Non-credit professional development points (PDPs)
COST (for non-credit PDPs*): $325

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
As classroom teachers, we are challenged to address the many facets of cultural diversity through our teaching strategies and in curriculum development. However, in this age of Black Lives Matter, the MeToo Movement, and LGBTQ recognition, some of the “tried and true methods” no longer meet the needs of our diverse students. This course, based on current readings, research data, and experience, informs our discussion thereby leading us in providing a foundation for all students to be included and to achieve success. Students will examine socially constructed categories that shape many of our perceptions and can be reflected in our teaching of students.  Some of these categories include, but are not limited to, race, ethnicity, language, background, class, learning style, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

Enrollment deadline: March 25, 2020
*If you wish to take this class for graduate credit, please note that the cost of ACE MV registration is only a portion of the full tuition, and Fitchburg’s enrollment deadline may be earlier than ours. Contact info@acemv.org for further instruction on earning credit from Fitchburg State University. If you wish to take this class for non-credit Personal Development Points (PDPs), the cost is $325.