Introduction to Cultural Competency

A 10-week online college course
SPRING 2021

In partnership with

Fitchburg State University

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A COLLEGE COURSE
OPEN TO ANYONE ON MARTHA’S VINEYARD
FOR 3 UNDERGRADUATE COLLEGE CREDITS or
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT POINTS (PDPs)

DAY/DATES: Spring 2021 TBD
LOCATION: Online
INSTRUCTOR: Danielle Charbonneau
RESULT: 3 undergraduate credits OR Non-credit professional development points (PDPs)
PRICE (for credit): $675
(for non-credit PDPs): $375

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
This course is an exploration of cultural competence, meaning the ability to interact with cultures other than one’s own and benefit from understanding and sharing one’s culture with others. The course examines the changing landscape of intercultural awareness, especially within schools and especially now, during unprecedented social and political tumult in the United States. Students will demonstrate awareness of their own cultural norms and how those intersectional identities inform their interactions with other people and ideas. Through reading, discussion and reflection as well as viewing a variety of materials and the production of a final project, students will demonstrate their understanding of cultural competency as it relates to their own work.

About the instructor

Danielle B. Charbonneau, MSEd
• Bachelor of Arts in English Language & Literature, from Harvard University, 2003
• Master of Science in Education concentration in Leadership, 2018 University of New England

Enrollment (for credits) deadline: TBD