|Course Number:||EDU 5620 C05|
|Location:||This course begins the week of September 23 in an online environment using Canvas. The course will also hold two synchronous meetings through Zoom videoconferencing.|
|Dates and Times:||September 23 - November 8, 2019|
|Credits:||3 graduate credits|
Note: Please register online. Purchase order or payment, payable to CASTLETON UNIVERSITY, is due at the time of registration. Please mail the check to: Financial & Registration Services, Castleton University, 62 Alumni Drive, Castleton, VT 05735. To help us ensure that your payment is applied to the correct course, PLEASE WRITE “CFS” IN THE CHECK MEMO LINE. Thank you.
Today, more than ever, schools must be prepared to meet the varying educational, social, and emotional needs of all children. The U.S. population will be considerably more racially and ethnically diverse by 2060, according to projections released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Therefore, It is absolutely essential that our educational resources reflect the changing makeup of our classrooms to ensure that students feel welcomed and supported in an inclusive and diverse environment. In this course, you will explore representations in literature which can enable students to find their unique identity and to develop pride in their roots and origin as well as develop a cultural awareness. Participants will explore how to evaluate and select the best multicultural and international literature when building classroom libraries. Through a thorough examination of current research and participating in engaging collaborative exercises, participants will become teacher leaders within their schools for teaching diversity through literature. This course will also practice read-a-louds through a readers workshop model that allows diversity to be more intentionally discussed and explored.
Audience: All educators prek-12
At the completion of this course, students will be able to:
All materials and resources will be provided.