Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain

Class Details

  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 7/10/2017 - 8/13/2017
  • Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Location: Online
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • There will be Zoom virtual meetings during weeks two and four. Dates are TBD.

  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 10/23/2017 - 11/26/2017
  • Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Location: Online
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Students will need to purchase Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain by Zaretta Hammond.

  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 10/16/2017 - 11/19/2017
  • Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Location: Online
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • There will be a Zoom virtual class session during the first and fourth weeks.

  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 2/5/2018 - 3/11/2018
  • Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Location: Online
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Graduate credit for this class is optional and costs an additional $55.

In this book study, students will learn that the achievement gap remains a stubborn problem for educators of culturally and linguistically diverse students. With the introduction of the rigorous Common Core State Standards, diverse classrooms need a proven framework for optimizing student engagement and facilitating deeper learning.

Culturally responsive pedagogy has shown great promise in meeting this need, but many educators still struggle with its implementation. In this book, Zaretta Hammond draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain-compatible culturally responsive instruction.

The book includes:

  • Information on how one’s culture programs the brain to process data and affects learning relationships
  • Ten “key moves” to build students’ learner operating systems and prepare them to become independent learners
  • Prompts for action and valuable self-reflection

With a firm understanding of these techniques and principles, teachers and instructional leaders will confidently reap the benefits of culturally responsive instruction.

  • Grade(s): Pre-K | Kindergarten | 1st Grade | 2nd Grade | 3rd Grade | 4th Grade | 5th Grade | 6th Grade | 7th Grade | 8th Grade | 9th Grade | 10th Grade | 11th Grade | 12th Grade | Elementary K-5 | Secondary 6-12
  • Subject(s): Education Support Professionals | English Language Learning | Professional Development | Specialized Service Providers | Differentiation
  • Colorado Academic Standard(s):
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Reviews


  • Tina Lonardo
    This book study was amazing! Perfect for all educators at all levels!
    Hannah Stolz
    Every teacher should read this book! The connections to the brain and teaching are very helpful
    Andrea Johnson
    This is a great book and a must-read for all educators. The class was very informative and interesting. The instructor was helpful and flexible. I highly recommend this class.

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