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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.
2022 Spring Professional Development Series
May 19th and 20th, 2022
Guests scholars: Francisco Rios, Longoria, and Kristen French
Registration required for the pk-12 workshop, please register via this link . For any questions, please contact Tawnya Lubbes, email@example.com
2021 Spring Professional Development Series (open link to view descriptions and recordings)
May 11th, May 18th & May 25th, 2021
Center for Culturally Responsive Practices
c/o Tawnya Lubbes
1 University Blvd
La Grande, OR 97850