Edu 692 week 3 assignment

  

Ashford 4: – Week 3 – Assignment

 

Analyzing Cultural Relevance in Instruction
 

In Chapter 12, Wardle (2013) summarizes the important characteristics of a culturally relevant teacher. Use this information as a guide or resource throughout this assignment to help inspire your thinking as you apply your knowledge of culturally relevant pedagogy toward specific solutions to problems facing a teacher with a very diverse student population. This exercise provides excellent practice over the application of culturally relevant principles in the design of effective instructional solutions. You will need to design such instructional solutions within the Final Project, so it is very important to practice such skills here. Specifically, for this assignment, you will view a brief video taken with a cell phone by a student in a high school social studies class. The video (Bliss, 2013) documents a meltdown Bliss experienced during his World History course at Duncanville High School in Duncanville, Texas. A transcript of the audio is provided in the Instructor Guidance for this week along with other detailed assistance for completing this assignment.
 

After reviewing the Instructor Guidance for this task, create your assignment to meet the content and written communication expectations below.
 

Content Expectations

  • Video Analysis Questions (2      points): Answer the questions below      based on your inferences and ideas after viewing the events captured in      the cellphone video.
    1. Description: What is the problem (from Jeff Bliss’s perspective as       well as from Ms. Phung’s perspective)? 
    2. Diagnosis: What probably caused it? Who benefits? Who loses?       What position do you take on this issue? 
    3. Solution: How could a more equitable, culturally relevant       approach to the class improve the situation? How might Ms. Phung respond       differently to Jeff’s concerns?
  • Equity Strategies (2.5 points): Describe any equity strategies you noticed or inferred      being implemented in the video. Suggest at least one strategy for each of the four categories that the teacher could have utilized to help meet      student needs in a more equitable fashion.
    1. Instruction
    2. Classroom Environment
    3. Student Grouping
    4. Student Recognition/Leadership
  • Culturally Relevant Strategies      (2.5 points): Describe evidence of any      culturally relevant pedagogy in action in the cellphone video and suggest at least three strategies that could be used to create a more      culturally relevant classroom. Such strategies might be drawn from the      following areas:
    1. Maximizing academic success through relevant       instructional experiences
    2. Addressing cultural competence through reinforcing       students’ cultural integrity
    3. Involving students in the construction of knowledge
    4. Building on students’ interests and linguistic       resources
    5. Tapping home and community resources
    6. Understanding students’ cultural knowledge
    7. Using interactive and constructivist teaching       strategies
    8. Examining the curriculum from multiple       perspectives 
    9. Promoting critical consciousness through opportunities       to challenge predominant elements of the students’ social norms

Written Communication Expectations

  • Page Requirement (.25 points): Submit three to five pages, not including the title and      reference pages.
  • APA Formatting (.25 points): Format your paper according to APA style as outlined      in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Syntax and Mechanics (.25      points): Display meticulous      comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling      and grammar. 
  • Source Requirement (.25      points): Reference the cellphone video      and Wardle (2013) textbook. All sources on the references page need to be      used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Next Steps: Review and Submit the Assignment

Review your assignment with the Grading Rubric to ensure you have achieved the distinguished levels of performance for each criterion. Next, submit the assignment for evaluation no later than Day 7.
 

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