Creating an Evaluation Instrument for Cultural Relevance in the Classroom

In this discussion, you will apply your knowledge of culturally relevant pedagogy to examine the degree to which a specific place-based experience implements culturally relevant strategies. Please review this week’s Instructor Guidance for detailed assistance on preparing for and completing this discussion.

Initial Post: For this post, you will complete a rubric to determine the degree to which an instructional experience incorporates culturally relevant pedagogical principles. Based on your knowledge about culturally relevant teaching, you will add two more criteria to the rubric below and then use it to evaluate one of the place-based lesson stories shared on the Case Studies: Shared Stories on Place-Based Education (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. web page. Then, using the rubric below, with your results from your evaluation, summarize how well you think your selected place-based experience addresses cultural relevance.

You can copy the rubric below into a Word document, complete the rubric, and then copy and paste it into the discussion forum along with your summary. You can also save your Word document with your completed rubric to your computer and attach it into the discussion forum.

Culturally Relevant Practices Basic Proficient Advanced
Exudes high expectations      
Connected to students’ existing mental schemes, prior knowledge, and cultural perspectives      
Connected to learning standards (state or national)      
Based on issues and ideas that the students find meaningfu
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