Course Description

Studying the book "Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students" by Zaretta Hammond, participants will learn information on how one’s culture programs the brain to process data and affect learning relationships. They will learn ten “key moves” to build students’ learner operating systems and prepare them to become independent learners. They will also engage in actionable steps and valuable self reflection.

Learner Outcomes

After this course, participants will:

  • Understand how one's culture programs the brain to process data and the affect it has on learning relationships
  • have learned instructional strategies that will prepare all students to become independent learners
  • be able to self-reflect on cultural and instructional practices


This course can be taken for either credit or clock hours. Credit is available under EDCT 5614.

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