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SEDE Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain Book Study

Ended Dec 2, 2020

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Course Description

  • Twelve certified staff members at Sedalia will be reading Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain by Zaretta Hammond. We will complete one section (about 3 to 4 chapters) every two weeks and will use our Thursday meeting times to view the WIDA Guiding Principles video, discuss what resonates with us related to the Guiding Principles, discuss the chapters, and how the book connects to each principle by making connections and sharing celebrations. I have found some insightful questions we will use as discussions at this site. We will use some of these questions to guide our conversations. Additionally, staff will complete a survey for each chapter with reflections they have made or actions they are committing to following the reading and the discussions.
  • Lead Learner (Facilitator): Nancy Wensuc | Alison Rathermel
  • Credit(s) and Type: 10 Hors Relicensure | English Language Development (ELD)


Target Audience

  • SEDE Certified Staff


Date, Time & Location

  • Dates:

9/10 Introduction to book
9/24 Part 1
10/8 Part 2
10/22 WIDA connections
11/5 Part 3

  • Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Location: SEDE Room 106


Course Outcomes

Here are the outcomes for the course:

  • Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain book will challenge teachers’ understanding of culturally diverse instruction, development, and growth mindset characteristics. Ultimately, the goal for this book study is to improve student outcomes through research-based strategies.