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Multicultural Literature & Teaching

3 Credits
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Multicultural literature and diversity are important concepts in education today and this class creates the opportunity to explore how multicultural literature can be an important component in developing culturally responsive curriculum. The course includes discussions and learning opportunities for diverse and multicultural literature in the classroom as well as the site level.

The textbook and online readings will provide relevant and timely resources for discussing and analyzing the role of diversity and multicultural literature for all students. Participants will learn how to create lessons and units centered on multicultural literature and how they can support diverse learners in the classroom.

NOTE: Required book must be acquired separately.

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Tara Warmerdam

I am passionate about reading and writing, and this is central to my work as an educator. Whether I am discussing a book with a group of 12th grade seniors, teaching curriculum theory with teacher credential students, or assisting veteran teachers with implementing core standards and reading intervention strategies, my students are always the focus of my teaching. I value a positive, energetic, and creative learning space where professionals can work together to improve their practice and help their students become lifelong readers and writers! My goals for my online professional development courses are to provide relevant, timely, and engaging material that teachers can bring back into their classrooms. Learning is a lifelong journey for teachers and students - come learn with me and celebrate reading!