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SI: Ford's Bloom-Banks' Matrix: Designing Culturally Responsive Lesson Plans and Activities is a Course

SI: Ford's Bloom-Banks' Matrix: Designing Culturally Responsive Lesson Plans and Activities

Starts Jun 23, 2021
6.0 credits

$90 Enroll

Full course description

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Course Introduction

In far too many instances, teachers have graduated and are graduating with little to no understanding of the importance of designing curriculum that is culturally responsive and rigorous. This lack of knowledge, skills, and/or dispositions has led to culturally assaultive lesson plans, activities, and materials. Here is a recent case in point: 'I'm angry and I'm hurt' - Social media post shows 5 teachers holding up racial slur.

In this course/workshop, the professors share examples of such harmful school-based offenses to provide context and rationale for this course. After learning what not to do, we present what must be done and how. The first professor's Bloom-Banks Matrix is introduced. Examples of matrices completed by teachers from all grade levels and content areas are shared. Participants will critique other lesson plans (including their own from previous years) and create 1-2 Bloom-Banks Matrices for feedback. There is no place for culturally assaultive curriculum in schools; Anti-racist education is essential.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will learn how to infuse authentic multicultural content into the curriculum. They will gain skills and resources using and applying Ford's Bloom-Banks Matrix.


Course Dates

June 23

Required Live Sessions:

For your schedule, please note we will meet synchronously in our online course from 9:00am-3:00pm on the following days:

Wednesday, June 23


*Please log in to the course prior to our synchronous start time to review any course related information.

Course Instructor(s)

Dr. Donna Y. Ford

Dr. Cynthia A. Tyson

Summer Institute Course Theme

Teaching for Equity and Social Justice



information iconCredits: Participants will receive documentation for the successful completion of this course. No university credit will be earned. Contact hours, listed as credits on this enrollment page, are defined as time spent under scheduled instruction, which can be synchronous or asynchronous. 1 Credit = 10 Contact Hours. For additional details on how contact hours were determined for this offering, please review our Contact Hours Guide.


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