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Culturally and Linguistically Responsive History Teaching

Creating a Responsive Social Studies Narrative through Content and Instruction

By the end of this experience, participants will redesign their historical/social studies course narrative so that it is intentionally responsive to their students through both content and pedagogy.

Course Description: 

History and other social science classes are opportune places to respond to the languages and cultures students bring with them to the classroom. In this course participants will explore the foundations of responsive linguistic and cultural pedagogy, engage in real detective work around their students’ "rings of culture," and (re)design their courses in ways that will shift their students from compliance to engagement through a social studies narrative that is, in content and instruction, responsive and multi-faceted. 

Keywords: social studies, history, geography, government

Audience: middle school and high school history and social sciences teachers

Duration: bi-weekly, Mondays, January - April, 4:00 - 6:00 pm PT
Jan 16, 2017 (online)
Jan 30, 2017 (online)
Feb 13, 2017 (online)
Feb 27, 2017 (online)
Mar 13, 2017 (online)

Mar 27, 2017 (online)
Apr 10, 2017 (online)
Apr 24, 2017 (online)

Format of Course: Online

Cost: $100 group (3+ teachers from same school/district)
$150 individual

Units: 1 Status: Open, Register
Course Facilitators: 

Nicole Lusiani Elliott serves as the Clinical Associate for History for the Hollyhock Fellowship housed in CSET. In that role she implements summertime professional development for the history fellows and provides coaching support for them throughout the year. In addition to working for CSET, Ms. Lusiani serves as an instructional coach for the Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the academic experience for underachieving students. Prior to working for CSET Ms. Lusiani spent 19 years teaching and providing instructional coaching to colleagues at a high-needs East Bay public high school. She holds a BA in Political Science from Saint Mary’s College of California and an MA in Educational Leadership from California State University, Northridge.