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Professional Learning

Cultural Competence

Recognizing that culturally responsive instruction helps educators close achievement gaps, NEA offers a program that expands the capacity of educators to serve students from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
culturalcompetence

At a Glance

The Cultural Competence Training Program is offered as a three-hour session and four-hour session. The three-hour session includes series of activities that teach participants how to become culturally competent educators. The four-hour session covers the content of the three-hour session along with specific exercises that explore how educators can work with families and communities to ensure that every student, from every culture they encounter in their schools, has the opportunity to achieve academic success.

Topics

  • Culturally Responsive Education
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Positive School Environments
  • Racial & Social Justice

Outcomes

  • Deepen participants’ own cultural self-awareness
  • Increase their understanding of the link between cultural self-awareness and cultural competence
  • Identify culturally responsive teaching practices
  • Share strategies for promoting culturally responsive instruction
Developed by:

NEA Center for Social Justice

Last Updated: 02/23/2021

Details

Audience Role

  • Education Support Professional
  • Teacher

Grade

  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Middle School

Session Length

Sessions can be tailored to the needs of the state or local affiliate

Session Format

Online

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