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Tips for TAs: Culturally Responsive Teaching


What’s culturally responsive education got to do with it? Aren’t all students the same? In this interactive and hands-on workshop, participants will gain an understanding of the importance of culturally responsive education and why culture in the classroom matters. Likewise, they will learn strategies to engage diverse learners utilizing hands-on, minds-on science activities. The session will conclude with an informal question-and-answer session focused on how to engage diverse learners across disciplines. 

About the Facilitator

Brittany Garvin is a researcher, teacher educator and activist. Brittany's research agenda coheres powerfully around equity methodologies aimed at improving schooling outcomes for culturally and linguistically diverse students in science education. Her scholarship challenges traditional and existing paradigms of science education to increase access to and opportunities in science for those students least represented in STEM fields. Brittany received her Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning with an emphasis in science (STEM) education and culturally relevant pedagogy from the University of South Carolina in May 2015.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence.



Culturally Responsive Science Education

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.