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Annual Meeting Strand: Creating Culturally Competent Candidates

This post also appears on the AACTE Annual Meeting site.

There are about 300 sessions at each Annual Meeting and only one of you. AACTE will be recording all the general sessions and major forums for you to access later through the Learning Center, but how should you choose from the many concurrent sessions?

One way to filter your choices is by conference strand. For example, here are some sessions from Strand II: Creating Innovative and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy to get you started.

  • Innovative Application of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Building Candidates Competencies for Teacher Performance Assessments
    Saturday, March 1, 9:00 am – 10:15 am
    Candidates must be given a practical tool to effectively plan and teach diverse student populations. Presenters will focus on systemic ways to apply Universal Design for Learning principles for Culturally Relevant Pedagogy to enhance competencies to teach every student and impact student Achievement
    Presenters: Beatrics Benton-Borghi and Young Mi Chang, Ohio Dominican University
  • Preparing Teachers to Create Innovative and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy to Help Diverse Populations Access the Common Core for English Language Arts
    Saturday, March 1, 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
    Two approaches for advancing students’ reading achievement while addressing the Common Core for English Language Arts include “shared reading” and “close reading,” which provide the inspiration for creating innovative and culturally relevant pedagogy to provide access by diverse struggling readers.
    Presenters: Michael Bennett, Naugatuck Public Schools; Karen Waters, Sacred Heart University
  • Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Building Connections
    Sunday, March 2, 9:00 am – 10:15 am
    “What a Difference a Global Education Paradigm for Social Studies Teacher Education Can Make”
    Presenters: Tami Augustine and Jason Harshman, The Ohio State University
    “‘Through the Looking Glass’: A Sociological Perspective to Preparing Teacher Candidates for Culturally Relevant Pedagogy”
    Presenter: Barbara Sposet, Baldwin Wallace University
  • Preparing Novice Teachers in Classroom Management: Dilemmas of Control and Community
    Sunday, March 2, 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
    We present a framework and related tools for practice that address novice teachers concerns about classroom control, with a concrete agenda for building classroom community. Tools include use of a web-based platform for collaborative analysis of classroom implementation of management practices.
    Presenters: Jacob Hackett, Susan Lin, Yelena Patish, Charles Peck, and Beth West, University of Washington
  • Designing Effective Curriculum for Diverse Learners
    Sunday, March 2, 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
    “Curriculum Transformation Success Through Collaboration and Partnership”
    Presenters: Caroline Everington, Lisa Johnson, and Jennie Rakestraw, Winthrop University
    “Collaborative Inquiry-Focused School Change Projects as Transformative Learning for Practicing Teachers”
    Presenters: Susan Adams and Kathryn Brooks, Bulter University
  • Bringing Preservice Teacher Preparation Up to Speed: Embedding the Social-Emotional Dimension of Teaching and Learning
    Monday, March 3, 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
    This session will describe cutting edge work focused on embedding social-emotional learning skills in the preservice teacher education curriculum and provide for dialogue across institutions.
    Presenters: Jolynn Asato and Nancy Markowitz, San Jose State University; Denise Pacheco, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Teaching Mathematics to Eighth Grade Urban Learners Through Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Reading Strategies
    Monday, March 3, 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
    The achievement levels and dropout rates of students of color remain a concern. As a result, a critical issue in teacher education is how best to prepare preservice teachers to develop as culturally proficient teachers.
    Presenters: Nadine Haley and Malika Phelps, Metropolitan State University

Intrigued by these sessions? Add them to your itinerary in AACTE’s Event Planner.


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