Course Description

Do you struggle to meet the academic and social needs of all students in your classroom? Would you like to increase engagement and rigor with culturally and linguistically diverse students? Research shows that we are all wired for expansive learning, high intellectual performances and self-determination. If this is true, then what is needed to activate that wiring for optimal connectivity for students of color? In short, culturally responsive teaching! Educators who understand culturally responsive teaching have more success with culturally and linguistically diverse students in their classrooms.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course participants will have learned:

  • How to support dependent learners to become independent thinkers.
  • About safety as it relates to neuroscience.
  • About the 3 stages of information processing as well as how to create a culturally responsive classroom.
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Section Title
Book Study: Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain
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Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $355.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook
Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain by Zaretta Hammond
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with Teacher Study.

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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