Center for Culturally Responsive Practiceshttps://www.eou.edu/ccrp/

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.

Past Events

June 18-20, 2015 Summer Institute with 2014-2015 K-12 Participants

The Center for Culturally Responsive Practices will hold its First Annual Summer Institute for area K-12 teachers June 18-June 20, 2015. Dr. Marvin Lynn and Dr. Gisela Ernst-Slavit are the international scholars at this event. The participants from local schools in the region will be staying on campus throughout the event.

Dr. Marvin Lynn

June 18, 2015
Dr. Marvin Lynn is Professor and Dean of the School of Education at Indiana University South Bend. He is also an internationally recognized expert on race and education. His research examines the work and lives of African American male teachers as well as the impact of teacher beliefs on African American students. He serves as an editorial board member of several journals, and has published more than two-dozen research articles and book chapters in reputable outlets.
https://www.iusb.edu/education/contact%20us/mlynn.php

Dr. Gisela Ernst-Slavit

June 19, 2015
Dr. Ernst-Slavit is professor of education and ELL. She teaches courses in sociolinguistics, literacy and biliteracy, research on second language teaching and learning, ESL methods, and critical issues in the education of Latino students. She is a past president of WAESOL (Washington State English to Speakers of Other Languages).
http://education.wsu.edu/directory/faculty/ernstslavitg

Dr. Rich Milner

April 24-25

The third in a new lecture and workshop series at Eastern Oregon University features Dr. Rich Milner April 24-25.

Activities begin with Milner addressing EOU faculty from 1-2:30 p.m. April 24 in Inlow 013, followed by a community keynote at 6:30 in Huber Auditorium in Badgley Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Dr. Christine Sleeter

February 27-28

The second in a new lecture and workshop series at Eastern Oregon University features Dr. Christine E. Sleeter Feb. 27-28.

Activities begin with Sleeter addressing EOU faculty from 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 27, followed by a community keynote at 6:30 in Huber Auditorium in Badgley Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Click here for EOU’s press release.

Dr. Geneva Gay

September 19-20, 2014
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