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ECE 6: Culture and Diversity in the Early Childhood Classroom | ECED.X306

ECE 6: Culture and Diversity in the Early Childhood Classroom | ECED.X306


This course explores diversity, values, culture, racism and oppression from the educator's viewpoint and the impacts these factors have on creating a positive multicultural classroom environment. You’ll learn various styles of communicating with parents, and role-play scenarios to practice handling awkward situations. Course assignments provide an opportunity to develop multicultural lesson plans that can be used in an early childhood classroom.

Learning Outcomes


At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to
  • Make a distinction between awareness and politics
  • Define learning styles
  • Define cultural diversity
  • Develop self-awareness surrounding our own attitudes about students in our classroom(s)
  • Create a distinction between prejudice, discrimination, and racism
  • Discuss racism and oppression from the educator's point of view
  • Understand, acknowledge, and plan for the needs of diverse learners
  • Develop multicultural lesson plans for students in the early childhood classroom
  • Recognize the qualities and benefits of a safe space that allows all students to thrive
  • Create a multicultural learning environment that meets the needs of all children
  • Understand the importance of parent involvement in early childhood development
  • Brainstorm effective ways to involve parents in their children's learning
  • Synthesize course information and plan for future implementation

Topics Include

  • Diverse learners
  • Cultural diversity
  • Racism and oppression
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Multicultural lesson plans
  • Home-school partnerships
  • Confronting bias and overcoming cultural conflict

Necessary Knowledge

  • To be successful in this class all students should have working knowledge of Google Workspace or Microsoft Office, proper email etiquette, and an essential understanding of Canvas.

Additional Information

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This course is designed to be consumed in chunks: each module contains a "chunk" of information or course of study and must be completed within the week it is allocated.
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Sections Open for Enrollment:

Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Quarter Units Cost Instructor
04-03-2023 to 05-22-2023 3.0 $510

Holly C Cornelison Hopla

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Final Date To Enroll: 04-03-2023

Schedule

Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Mon, 04-03-2023 12:01 a.m. 11:59 p.m. Online Traditional ONLINE
Mon, 05-22-2023 12:01 a.m. 11:59 p.m. Online Traditional ONLINE