Get Out and Know Your Communities

 

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Know the Communities

As educators and administrators, we know you care about learners’ unique identities, cultures, and world views. Knowing your local communities plays an integral step in the journey to gain cultural knowledge. It allows teachers to examine the student's world outside of the context of the classroom. As you navigate diverse cultures and the Model to Inform Culturally Responsive Practices, what responsive needs can you acquire to gain a better understanding of local communities?

Mission Possible

The purpose of this mission, should you choose to accept it, is to discover and explore the cultural assets that exist within your school community. This experience will increase your cultural awareness and alert you to issues that currently exist in the community. Your task is to think about how they may affect students and their learning.

 

Authentic Voice: Student

"When I received homework that included parent involvement, they could not comprehend it because it was not in our Hmong language." Yingyee Xiong and her friend, Nancy Yang, share their personal Struggles of Being Bilingual Students

 

Westside Success Story

The staff at Westside in Sun Prairie made a conscious decision to build relationships by recognizing and acknowledging positive behaviors with greater frequency. Watch the video or read more about their culture shift to cultivate partnerships with families.