A relationship exists between student learning achievement and course materials that are tailored to diverse learners (Su, Tseng, Lin, and Chen, 2011). Materials for Ethnically Diverse Populations. 0000010305 00000 n We can't teach what we don't know: White teachers in multiracial schools (2nd ed.). Technology can assist the teacher in crossing the language barrier that exists in a diverse classroom. Strategies for Teaching Culturally Diverse Students There are many school factors that affect the success of culturally diverse students the school's atmosphere and overall attitudes toward diversity, involvement of the community, and culturally responsive curriculum, to name a few. 3. These materials are now available on a Web site called Technology Tips for Diversified Instruction. �Ŀ���k�?U©��|�6���׏�4ĝ|�ߖA2��ӋZڛz�J�a��dQ9��n�� • Students are taught before, during, and after reading strategies in all content areas to help them master academic material. This paper analyzes the intersection of technology and diversity in classrooms with reference to the implications of the inequity of access and usage for under-represented groups including low-income, minority students, students from culturally diverse backgrounds, students with disabilities, and female students. In today's classroom, teachers encounter a diverse student body. Access-enhancing technology -- long seen as a tool exclusively for special-needs students -- will become more widely adapted in the coming year as a means of personalizing instruction for all learners. (U.S. Census Bureau, 2001) As internet usage increases the opportunities to reach the diverse student population is limitless. Middle Matters » February 2006, Vol. 2. High Tech High – High Tech High (HTH) is a network of eleven California charter schools offering project-based learning opportunities to students in grades K-12. We art teachers have a unique opportunity to bring students together. Edutopia® and Lucas Education Research™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of the George Lucas Educational Foundation in the U.S. and other countries. 0000096503 00000 n 0000002906 00000 n Technology is also an excellent platform for cooperative learning. The dreamkeepers: Successful teachers of African American students. Even in the ubiquitous Microsoft Word software, text-to-speech tools and summarizing functions (which help students draw themes from text) provide multiple entry points into content for students with varied strengths and weaknesses. Before discussing an example, let us review the three main learning styles. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Technology can help you tailor instruction to meet the needs of all students by allowing changes to: • content • channels of input, and • means of output. They also explored the students’ perceptions of fair and equal treatment by teachers, as well as how much the students wanted to associate with someone of a different race at the lunch table, basketball court, school bus, and so on. The integration of "universally designed technology" (the current term for products designed to be accessible to people with diverse needs) has been slow going across the country; consultant Lisa Wahl estimates that schools typically use only 10 percent of the capabilities of the technology they have. Manipulatives (anything that allows students to manually interact with instructional materials) generally benefit all students, but are particularly useful for diverse student populations. 0000002548 00000 n The goal is to not only build a ladder for students into higher education but to build scaffolding for success in school and beyond, for both your established and emerging student populations. Although it can be challenging to meet the needs of a culturally diverse population, there are many benefits. (ELL, disabilities, cultural backgrounds, etc.) New York: Teachers College Press. x���[��Ƒ��]���Mm�J>��p��D�Dyٿ��s�̐�+~H��KOߧ���3�y�7�Vm���i��3&�M����FV��l�������_�e�a����_$Wk��ڰ��?c�Ϧ'�W�����?��m�/Z=������e�.�4zJy�*4U?4{춇q��'����3�76�Wox�lJQ�'�?���s�|�wѠ`]�>r;�R?xB0{�Ճ�ǭ'��v΄ؔ�tO��О��4Ó��$�Юɛ�i�h��#�Ҡ�:�X_ �ߗC-lI�����_����rM�_U��$�%Sn����]wC.��_��e�Q5sb��կ����: MC��_��������oɽ���Z�UVN�?���������/$6���}�p� With the establishment of a series of education acts for students with special needs, more and more students with special needs have opportunities to be involved in a regular classroom. Take, for example, IntelliTools's IntelliKeys keyboard, whose touch-sensitive pad can be tailored to show large-type or pictorial keys. Auditory: Auditory learners learn best through listening and/or conversation. Now let us explore a sample lesson that engages all three learning styles. E-Learning that offers multiple technology modalities such as graphics, audio, video, and animation accommodates diverse learners (Douglas-Faraci, 2010). 0000002215 00000 n Villagran noted that though many from disenfranchised populations may have limited access to some technologies, there are some interactive media that can be promising when doing research, such as social media networks, microblogging (Twitter), mobile applications (Apps), online support networks, and blogs. High tech tools shift from special to universal. 0000001650 00000 n But it's getting a boost this year from a little-heralded federal law called the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS). Ladson-Billings, G. (2002). Learning technology could be a useful tool to help teachers meet diverse students’ needs. ;������vC V�jIm1kO������ �˰\�vRU�؎����. 0000003387 00000 n 0000002104 00000 n These tips can help you create a classroom environment sensitive to students’ cultural identities. 0000010249 00000 n is a practical guide for teachers to use the latest technology to assist them in meeting the needs of the diverse population of learners in their classrooms.. But once you increase diversity and open access for underrepresented student groups, you must continue to support diversity. 5. Click the button below to add the Instructional Strategies for Diverse Student Populations to your wish list. 0000002786 00000 n The goal of this lesso… Thus, they must start work closing the achievement gap in later years. 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(1994). Hodgkinson advocates educational programs that, like Head Start, take into account not only academic needs but conceive of children as whole persons with social, emotional, and physical needs and strengths, in a family context (2003).However, many schools do not have the opportunity to work with children at such a young age. Course design that promotes differentiated instruction with technology includes individual student access to digi… National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) This is a national civil rights organization which exists to … According to the 2000 census, over 80 percent of children (6-17 years) in school use computers in school. Kinesthetic: Kinesthetic learners learn best while moving and/or touching a stimulus related to the lesson. 0000003135 00000 n National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS). 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Differentiated instruction (DI) with the use of technology offers the opportu- nity for teachers to engage students in different modalities, while also varying the rate of instruc- tion, complexity levels, and teaching strategies to engage and challenge students. Access-enhancing technology -- long seen as a tool exclusively for special-needs students -- will become more widely adapted in the coming year as a means of personalizing instruction for all learners. Differentiated instruction requires use of a combination of materials (Gardner, 1993; Tomlinson, 2001). Childhood obesity rates have increased dramatically over the past 30 years, particularly among African Americans and Hispanics, who are affected by overweight and obesity at higher rates than other populations. Froma Cummings, director of assistive technology and textbook accessibility for the Arizona Department of Education, saw this coming as she witnessed a familiar scenario in her state's schools: A child with a disability is included in a mainstream classroom, the general education teacher there uses technological tools to help the student access the standard curriculum, and, sooner or later, the teacher realizes, "Wait a sec -- this gizmo that helps Jenny overcome her reading disability could really help these other five children who are struggling to keep up in the novel we're reading, and these other six who are just learning English.". Unmasking the Truth: Teaching Diverse Student Populations As middle schools become more diverse, principals must ensure that their teachers use proper strategies to help all their students—regardless of race—succeed. Burris and Welner (2005) documente… The effects of socioeconomic diversity can be especially powerful for students from low-income families, who, historically, often have not had equal access to the resources they need to succeed. Learning Communities in a Diverse Urban EnvironmentI teach at one of the most culturally diverse campuses in the country, LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, New York. Become aware of how the influence of your own culture, language, social interests, goals, cognitions, and values could prevent you from learning how you could best teach your students of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. ]D-G��߷��0�.�Rr�f�!��K0�`�7����F�C��ܾ�~�ܳ��1�X+9z���͞�c;t��q7e�K=$��Kf8��-s�t�� ��#5X8�h��_�� ��9>���ש�[q%Q:U�Azr�K��Ն�3t�!gw�v�˦֫*X�?�[X-�u��}=+���ҫh��Ʃ�i��cC���W�Q�NX�r Working with Diverse Student Population A guide for faculty and staff Veterans, first generation college students, minorities and nontraditional students often have a different ... Advisors can assist student with acclimating with college environment ... o Support students as they begin integrating themselves amongst more diverse groups Additionally teachers must be able to design developmentally appropriate learning opportunities that apply technology-enhanced instructional strategies to support the diverse needs of learners. Teaching is a holistic approach. :mM��:8F�d`l�a�¼���7��L��u. Creating a plan for students with diverse needs can be challenging, but Cossandra George has some tools and tips for success. Electronic grade books, digital portfolios, learning games, and real-time feedback on teacher and student performance, are a few ways that technology can be utilized to power learning. D�@/�&�M{�3 �芹������F�ڳR��R��a��\z���)��%�7V������M����ɨv��Aя���F&��(8]� �r�Q?D+�GH���4!S� �&N���|.5%O%�vJNmt����h�U��k?�P���3h_y�/�H���K0��)l�|�,��!��L�Eޭ������+�/�/k5A+�N��,Q:�>O)����{��� �ȡD��R�8�@|;�T�l\ޡMs�h?��8�� �NT/��j�`)�պ�^�//3��2�3f�)�$rV.�3rpVܻ��C.�������q:/��\�x�9��~��Ik T�8K|�� ���Lr��2L���/f�p�A�b����5���������H�R$y0�����r �K�M�B�ױ�%�nc@�j��w�� � �x���6��? More on Kids & Diversity. At our school, we are constantly encouraging teachers and students to take risks with technology--in particular, leveraging the power of available digital tools and devices to meet the needs of diverse learners. 3 by Cynthia “Mama J” Johnson • Because of the diversity of students found in today's classrooms. Most of my teaching is in learning communities, either in thematically linked Liberal %PDF-1.3 %���� 132 0 obj << /Linearized 1.0 /L 1157558 /H [ 96503 463 ] /O 134 /E 96966 /N 11 /T 1154873 /P 0 >> endobj xref 132 21 0000000015 00000 n Who We Are ... suggest reforms to help ensure that H-1B visas are awarded to the most-skilled or highest-paid petition beneficiaries" Office of International Admissions & In 2014, U.S. public schools hit a minority majority milestone with Latino, African-American, and Asian students having surpassed the number of white students. Also, understanding and respecting your own cultural roots can help you respect your students’ cultural roots. 0000010213 00000 n Once the curtain is removed for how these three areas can be differentiated, meeting students’ diverse needs becomes obvious and easy to do—because it’s always been present. 0000003358 00000 n 0000003242 00000 n Teachers will come to expect, and then demand, materials that are flexible enough to meet the challenge of the diversity in all their students.". These multicultural and diversity programs and organizations can help students break out of their comfort zone and explore meaningful possibilities. 0000001992 00000 n 6 Strategies for Working With Diverse-Needs Students … David Rose, director of the education-technology research group CAST, which helped design NIMAS, expects the first XML books to debut this school year, as scheduled. using technology to serve all students.1One result has been the creation of related professional-development materials on how to use technology with diverse student groups. 0000001597 00000 n This piece of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 mandates that, beginning August 18, 2006, all publishers provide a digital version of every textbook they sell. 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