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Cultural Compentency for Educators: Professional Learning:

These resources will aide you as you navigate through the three modules as part of your cultural competency training. Each resource appears in the order as presented in module.

Cultural Competence Self-assessment- Module 1

The cultural competence self-awareness survey will be used as a tool to help you measure your knowledge and awareness of cultural competnece and possible address any biases that you may have and not be aware of. The questions were adapted from:

A Tale of Two Teachers | Melissa Crum | TEDxColumbusWomen- Module 1

There are many challenges associated with teaching and working with individuals who do not share our same views, beliefs, and cultural backgrounds. Melissa Crum offers an awesome dialogue as she addresses cultural diversity and working with diverse individuals. As you watch this video, jot down your thoughts. Reflect back on the questions you just answered and write down how this video can help influence your responses.

The Governor's Office of Student Achievement -Module 1
  1. Select School Performance Card
  2. Select Annual Report Card
  3. Select K-12 Public Schools
  4. Select School Direct and Schools
  5. Select Indicators & Demographics (Disable pop-up blocker)
In this group, you will find discussion questions and post related to this class.-Module 1

Google Groups allows you to create and participate in online forums and email-based groups with a rich experience for community conversations.

A Conversation With Police on Race - Video - 2

In this short documentary, former officers share their thoughts on policing and race in America.

A Conversation With Black Women on Race - Video - 2

In this short documentary, black women talk about the challenges they face in society.

A Conversation With Latinos on Race - Video - 2

In this short documentary, Latinos grapple with defining their ethnic and racial identities.

A Conversation With Asian-Americans on Race - Video - 2

Asian-Americans confront stereotypes about their community.

A Conversation With My Black Son - Video - 2

In this short documentary, parents reveal their struggles with telling their black sons that they may be targets of racial profiling by the police.

A Conversation About Growing Up Black - Video - 2

In this short documentary, young black men explain the particular challenges they face growing up in America.

A Conversation With White People on Race - Video - 2

This short documentary features interviews with white people on the challenges of talking about race.

Live Tweeting: Modules 1 and 2

For modules 1 and 2 you will create a twitter account.

Use the hashtag #CC2019 and when you post your tweets tag me @

You will be viewing A Tale of Two teachers in Module 1 and 7 videos presented by NY times. As you watch each video, begin to tweet thoughts, commentary, and pose questions for your classmates to respond to. Remember to use the hashtag #CC2019 so that classmates can easily find your post.

The Importance of Cultural Awareness in Teaching-Module 2

Deepening cultural awareness and sensitivity can help improve student learning outcomes and foster equity—here's how to do it.

NEA - Why Cultural Competence?-Module 3

This website provides tools and resources for educational establishments.

How Leaders Can Improve Their Schools’ Cultural Competence | Edutopia-Module 3

Helping students learn to accept differences is one way to overcome the hate we see in so many facets of our society today.

Cultural Competence: What Does It Mean For Educators?-Module 3

Academic experts from across the United States were brought together by the National Education Association to share their thoughts on the importance of cultu...

3.2 The Elements of Culture – Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World-Module 2

Elements of Culture Lesson that lists and defines the different elements of culture.

3.3 Cultural Diversity – Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World-Module 2

Cultural Diversity to distinguish relativism and ethnocentrism.

Read Aloud: A Text to Speech Voice Reader - Chrome Web Store

Read&Write for Google Chrome is an extension that provides comprehensive reading and writing supports for Google Docs and the web as well as PDFs, ePubs, and KES files stored in Google Drive