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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.
- To be successful in this class all students should have working knowledge of Google’s G Suite or Microsoft Office, proper email etiquette, and essential understanding of Canvas.
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
- Diverse learners
- Cultural diversity
- Racism and oppression
- Differentiated instruction
- Multicultural lesson plans
- Home-school partnerships
- Confronting bias and overcoming cultural conflict
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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|Mon, 09-05-2022||12:01 a.m.||11:59 p.m.||Online Traditional||ONLINE|
|Sun, 10-23-2022||12:01 a.m.||11:59 p.m.||Online Traditional||ONLINE|