Institutionalizing transformative differentiation practices: Teacher Educator and Teacher Interpretations - 2014 Race & Pedagogy

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This presentation was recorded at the 2014 Race & Pedagogy National Conference held at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington in the fall of 2014.


Annela Teemant, Associate Professor, Second Language Education, IUPUI

Amy Wilson, French Language Teacher and Adjunct Instructor, IUPUI ESL Program

Catherine Bhathena, Project Manager of a Federal Grant and Doctoral Candidate, IUPUI

This session highlighted teacher educator response to a year-long professional development effort to articulate and enact a shared institutional vision of culturally responsive and transformative differentiation across a teacher education program. Using critical sociocultural perspectives, teacher educators considered the role of relationships, community context, curriculum, and pedagogy focused on transforming injustices, affirming student identities, and creating a culture of recognition in the K-12 classroom. The faculty conversations, reflections, and course redesign artifacts of this effort to institutionalize differentiation practices responsive to multicultural, multilingual, and learning diverse urban students are showcased to identify patterns of implementation and persistent areas of challenge.

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