This OER takes a look at the intersection of human growth and development from a trauma perspective, the neuroscience of learning, specifically how the concepts of survival and exercise influence the student learning process. How does Culturally Responsive Teaching support dependent learners to become Independent Learners and understanding the role of culture in student learning.
This module has been created by Dr. Carly Johnson, Chair of the Department of Music at Alabama State University, to supplement commercial textbooks available for college-level conducting courses. The culturally diverse images, musical scores, and videos featured in the module provide more inclusive content, representative of students from historically marginalized groups, and aid in deconstructing racial, ethnic, and gender biases often associated with the study of Western art music and with holding leadership positions in music. The module begins with reflective questioning, identifying and examining equity barriers in Western art music, and ends with pathway resources for underrepresented students to pursue additional study beyond the conclusion of the course. Included in this module are several activities and assessments that can be used in a variety of ways, suitable for both in-person teaching or for synchronous or asynchronous online instruction.
The development of this module was sponsored by Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity to facilitate the development of OER as instructional materials for teacher education courses.
This series of units will walk us through thinking organizers, reflective activities, and a protocol that could be used as a starting point for taking a deeper look at the ways in which our assessments of students may contain unconscious bias. Why Rubrics? This series focuses on classroom, rather than standardized, assessments. The pedagogical approaches to teaching and learning that are grounded in using rubrics tend to be simultaneously the most (potentially) engaging for students and most vulnerable to subjectivity in "scoring" by teachers. Since rubrics are most commonly utilized to score student products and performances, in contrast to multiple choice or fill-in assessments, there is a higher likelihood of cultural, linguistic, and ableist biases to be present in both the scoring instrument (rubric) and the scoring process.
This template has been created by Dr. Valerie Bennett to facilitate the development of OER as instructional materials for teacher education classes.Within this resource are instructions, templates, and examples for using this template to create your own unit(s) for your own classes.
This is a module developed for the Branch Aliance for Educator Diversity Summer Institute to be used as OER/instructional materials for Teacher Education classes. This module provides teacher education course instructors content, activities, and assessments to develop teacher candidates' strategies for supporting students who may have faced or be facing trauma.