Center for Culturally Responsive Practices

The demand for teachers with cultural competency is ever-increasing.  Many communities in eastern Oregon are experiencing an increase in ethnic and language minorities; however, there is not a correlating increase in ethnic and language minority teachers.  By making culturally responsive pedagogy available to teachers, schools can better create classrooms in which student language, culture, and backgrounds will be responded to and infused within every aspect of education and curriculum.

The Center for Culturally Responsive Practices is grounded in the belief that everyone has the ability to learn and achieve an education and has the right to be provided optimal learning environments that are responsive to their cultural and linguistic needs.  By providing teachers with a framework for creating a culturally responsive atmosphere, we can create a strong continuity between home and school and increase student success in the classroom.

Culturally Responsive Practices Lecture Series

Upcoming Events:

2022 Spring Professional Development Series

May 19th and 20th, 2022

Guests scholars: Francisco Rios, Longoria, and Kristen French

  • May 19th
    • 2pm EOU Faculty and Staff Development: Sustaining Identities Through Asset-Based Learning
    • 6pm Community Keynote: The Question of Identities
  • May 20th
    • 9am-2pm: pk-12 Teacher Workshop: Identity and Asset Affirming Classrooms – Practice Based Approaches

Registration required for the pk-12 workshop, please register via this link . For any questions, please contact Tawnya Lubbes,

Past Events: 

2021 Spring Professional Development Series (open link to view descriptions and recordings)

May 11th, May 18th & May 25th, 2021