This June, the Reinert Center welcomed its fifth cohort of faculty and graduate students in the Culturally Responsive Teaching Academy with the summer institute of the same name. The Culturally Responsive Teaching Institute is a four-day, intensive workshop that includes a combination of informational presentations, interactive workshops and discussions, and individual work time. The summer institute provides information about key topics (e.g., cultural differences in higher education, particular needs of English Language Learners, culturally responsive pedagogies) and creates space and support for participants to (re)design existing course materials.
During the academic year, cohort members read texts in common, share challenges and strategies for working effectively with international students, and learn with and from colleagues from a range of disciplines across the University.
To learn more about the Culturally Responsive Teaching Academy visit our website at http://slu.edu/cttl.