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Professional Development Day: Culturally Responsive Teaching

Posted by Kaitlyn Soard, West Scholar Cohort ‘14

March 31, 2015

Category: Student Blogs

Kaitlyn Soard, West Scholar Cohort ‘14

The Academy for Teaching and the Goodman School of Education sponsored a professional development day with Roslyn Moffitt, Director of Curriculum and Instruction and Title I for the NC Adult Corrections and Juvenile Educational Services and Brooke Wheeler, Education Director for the NC Correctional Institute for Women in Raleigh, NC.  There was a keynote presentation in Tom Smith entitled “Culturally Responsive Teaching.”  Ms. Moffitt and Ms. Wheeler then spent the day speaking with several Teacher Education classes. Students went away with many great ideas to implement into their own future classrooms.   

The "Culturally Responsive Teaching" session we had here at Catawba really opened my eyes up of what life is like outside of my hometown. Where I grew up, all students were treated fair, from what I could see. After reading and listening to the statistics, I was shocked. The session opened our eyes and taught us ways to avoid having these issues.



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