Language & Culture
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Language Variation in the Classroom
In this set of videos, Dr. Charity-Hudley provides an overview of language and culture with a special focus on linguistic and cultural variation in Virginia schools. Dr. Charity-Hudley discusses why some populations of linguistically and culturally diverse students have persistent difficulty achieving in schools.
Language & Culture in the Classroom (30 minutes) – A general overview of linguistically and culturally responsive teaching
Educators will gain a knowledge of how culturally and linguistically responsive teaching is critical to the educational process across educational stages and contexts
Sharing the Burden of Communication with your Students (30 minutes) – How language impacts school climate, instruction, and classroom management
Dr. Charity-Hudley addresses the tension that educators may feel when they work to uphold school language standards and promote academic success for students in their classrooms, while still appreciating the various languages and varieties of English that some of their students speak.
Language & Culture in Virginia Classrooms (30 minutes) – Specific Knowledge Matters
Dr. Charity-Hudley presents specific information about language and culture in Virginia schools.
Examples of Virginia Educators that have Successfully Embraced Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Teaching (30 minutes)
Dr. Charity-Hudley provides examples from Virginia educators who have successfully incorporated culturally and linguistically responsive approaches into their praxis.
- Pre-Referral Track: Preventing Overrepresentation: Language & Culture Implications (PPT) – Presentation from the January 2015 Eligibility Determination Conference
Language & Culture in Specific Contexts
In the second set of videos, Dr. Charity-Hudley helps educators recognize linguistic variation in speech and writing. These videos feature specific examples on how language variation impacts reading achievement based on research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and State Council of Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV).
Specific examples of linguistically and culturally responsive teaching with a focus on literacy and assessment are provided. The elementary videos focus on the acquisition of literacy in content areas. The secondary videos focus on literacy that will ensure college and career readiness.
For transcripts of videos above, contact Vivian Stith-Williams.