Spring Semester 2014
January 17 through May 10
January 17 | Dr. Bowles
Topic: Defining culture, MC, and MC Ed; Importance of MC; Who am I?
Key Question: How does my cultural background influence my teaching?
Homework: Read Chapters 1 & 2. ABC Who Are We?
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
January 24 | Dr. Farah
Topic: Ethnicity and Race
Key Question: What strategies do I use to support ethnic differences among my students?
Homework: Read Chapters 4 -5
Assignments Due: ABC Who Are We? | Email to Dr. Bowles
January 31 | Dr. Bowles
Topic: Gender & Sexual Orientation — Who are my students? Where should I go to find out what my students experience. The MC Step Out.
Key Question: How can I support my LGBTQ students and ensure that multiple perspectives are valued in my classroom?
Homework: Read Chapter 3. MC STEP OUT location
February 7 | Dr. Farah
Topic: Class and SES
Key Question: How does SES interact with other variables to affect how my students learn?
Homework: Read Chapter 6
Assignments Due: MC STEP OUT location | Email to Dr. Bowles
February 14 | Dr. Farah
Key Question: How can I provide the best learning environment for my students with exceptionalities?
Homework: Read Chapter 7
February 21 | Dr. Bowles
Topic: Language, Learning, and Culture. Creating a class profile.
Key Question: How does my language affect my students’ learning and behavior? How do the languages of my students impact their learning?
Homework: Work on class profile
February 28 | Dr. Farah
Topic: Test Chapters 1-7
Key Question: Am I prepared for this test?
Homework: Read Chapter 9. Work on class profile.
Assignments Due: Test
March 7 | Dr. Bowles
Key Question: How has my local/regional background influenced my beliefs about the world around me? How do those beliefs influence my teaching?
Homework: Read Chapter 8
Assignments Due: Class Profile Assignment. Bring to Class.
March 14 | Dr. Farah
Key Question: What role does my spiritual belief play in how I approach schooling, teaching, and learning?
Homework: Read Chapter 11
March 21 | Dr. Bowles
Topic: Education that is Multicultural. What is my school like? How can schools "transform?” How can I be a part of the transformation?
Key Question: What evidence does my school display that shows respect for all students? What behavioral examples do I find in my school context of respect for all students?
March 24 through March 28
S P R I N G B R E A K
April 4 | Dr. Bowles
Topic: What is my community like?
Key Question: How much do I know about my students’ communities and cultural capital?
Homework: Read Chapter 10.
April 11 | Dr. Farah
Topic: Youth Culture
Key Question: How can I recognize emotional, physical, and psychological signs of distress in my students?
April 18 | Dr. Bowles
Topic: What are my goals for infusing cultural competence in my class and school?
Key Question: How can I become a more culturally competent teacher?
April 25 | Dr. Farah
Topic: Final Exam
Key Question: Am I prepared to be respectful to all my students and to be an advocate for their academic success?
Assignments Due: MC Step Out — C & W — Final Exam.
D E A D D A Y
C O M M E N C E M E N T | C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !
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