Multicultural Classroom Issues & Activities (P-12)
Instructor: Dr. John Eggers
Friday, October 10, 2014 - Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
Course Fee: $695
This 3-credit continuing education graduate course recognizes the growing need of many teachers to deal effectively with “minority” and special needs students of different backgrounds particularly, but not only, as related to varying student achievement levels. The study of the relevant learning theories, concepts and research-based practices in dealing with this reality will be an important focus of this course. Specific curriculum content such as language, mathematics, social studies and science will be covered through their integration into five specific multicultural threads. Necessary practice in the basic predominant language and customs will be provided along with lots of ideas, materials, strategies and activities to be shared, discussed and evaluated. Community resources will also be solicited. The intended outcome of taking this course should be an increased awareness of language and customs of minority students as well as new skills in helping these students achieve at higher levels as forecasted by the research done with these students of the targeted minority.
Goals and Objectives:
As result of this participation in this course, students will know and understand:
- The theoretical base and underlying principles and concepts of the course content as measured by the quality of assignments 3 and 4 and rubrics 1A, 1B, 4A and 7A.
- Students will recognize the importance of the ethnic influence that each student brings to their classroom and how to use that knowledge to build self-esteem, create a sense of family and instill respect for the similarities and differences inherent in the classroom and society as measured by the quality of assignments 1 and 2 and rubrics 1A and 1B.
- Students will create both anticipatory and culminating activities in all cross-content areas through learning to incorporate the use of ethnic customs into many classroom activities as measured by the quality of assignments 1 and 2 and rubrics 3A and 5A.
- Students will create a number of instructional activities and materials to utilize in their classroom and develop a Plan of Action related thereto as measured by the quality of assignments1 and 2 and rubrics 3A and 5A.
- Students will seek out and use local ethnic community resources including libraries, restaurants, homes, markets, etc. as measured by the quality of assignments 1, 2, 5 and 7 and rubrics 3A and 5A.
- Students will use basic ethnic activities such as to bridge the custom gaps among the students as measured by the quality of assignments 1 and 2 and rubrics 3A and 5A.
- Students will use the knowledge base, local resources and the internet to enrich the classroom environment with fresh ethnic activities and strategies as measured by the quality of assignments 1, 2 and 5 and rubrics 3A and 5A.
- The 5 specific multicultural threads to use in lifting student achievement and how each are to be implemented as measured by the quality of assignments1, 2 and 4 and rubrics 1A, 1B, 3A and 5A.
Glasgow, N. A., McNary, S. J., & Hicks, C. D. (2006). What successful teachers do in diverse classrooms. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
About The Instructor
The total cost includes the NDSU graduate credit however textbook(s) are not included.
You will be directed to the IGS website for registration.