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Student Six Project
During the 2013-2014 school year, the Director of Instruction and an associate principal attended a Minority Student Achievement meeting in Chapel Hill North Carolina. Chapel Hill shared with their visitors a Student Six project they were excited about. First they conducted research on culturally relevant teaching practices, then introduced these strategies to a large group of minority students. The students narrowed down the list with what they felt helped them most in learning. Videos were then taken of the students talking about these strategies and the teachers who did the strategies well. The students then developed a six session class where they taught teachers about the strategies. They used some of the video clips as teachng tools. They also invited some of the teachers in that were mentioned on the videos. Articles were shared and the students lead the discussions with the teachers. In the first class they had 20. By the time they offered the second over 70 had signed up to participate.
This project was going to replicated in Verona but the high school decided to go in a different direction. The research had already been conducted and the Learning Resource Coordinators felt it should be shared.
Attached you will find the research. Across the top are the resources used. Down the side are the actual strategies. You can see those strategies that show up in many of the studies. At the end you will find some questions that might have been used during the video taping of the students.
In the other column you will find some of the resources used. Additional resources included:
"Toward a Conception of Culturally Responsive Classroom Mangament", Journal of Teacher Education - http://www/jte.sagepub.com
"Culturally Responsive Practices for Student Success: A Regional Sampler", Northwest Regional Educatioanl Laboratory, 2005
"Culturally Responsive coaching for Inclusive Schools," www.equityallianceatasu.org
Two great resources for culturally responsive instructional strategies include the last two books on the list although they were not included in the research.