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SI: Teaching for Equity and Justice: Culturally Responsive Practices for Various Learning Spaces is a Course

SI: Teaching for Equity and Justice: Culturally Responsive Practices for Various Learning Spaces

Jun 1 - Jul 15, 2021
12.0 credits

$180 Enroll

Full course description

This is a for-cost course. To accept responsibility for payment and pay via credit card, use the Promotional Code: SendMeInvoice when signing up for this course. Once you are enrolled you will receive an invoice for the cost of this course. If payment is not received prior to June 1, 2021, you will be dropped from the course.

Course Introduction

In the course we will examine the underpinnings of how the erasure, invisibility and hyper-visibility of Native Americans persists in pedagogical spaces. We will also consider ways of interrupting popular notions of what it means to be Native American in the United States. From a student's perspective, we will consider ways to support students who may grapple with the tension to correct inaccurate historical inferences about Native Peoples and imagine ways to create openings to ask questions about Native-ness. Throughout our discussions we will analyze the generalizability of these identity challenges for other (in)visible/hyper-visible communities. Using a co-constructed learning approach, together we will uplift teaching practices that both contribute to and counter notions of invisibility and hypervisibility of students and teachers in classrooms while we differentiate between ideas of cultural erasure and invisibility in educational materials and various forms of media. Our learning will culminate in a project around the potential impact of cultural erasure and invisibility for students.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to explain the complexities of narratives for communities commonly considered invisible, identify their own teaching practices that support students from communities whose identities are contested or overlooked and design revitalizing narratives to counter prevailing stereotypes.


Course Dates

June 1 - July 6

Required Live Sessions:

For your schedule, please note we will meet synchronously in our online course from 10:00am - 12:00pm on the following days:

Tuesdays: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and July 6

Course Instructor(s)

Shannon Gonzales-Miller

Cathleen McComas

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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