Term

Spring 2019

Capstone

Capstone Project

Degree Name

MAT

Facilitator(s)

Trish Harvey

Content Expert

Kaja Martinson

Abstract

The research question addressed by this project is: How can educators utilize Culturally Responsive Teaching to enhance personalized learning opportunities in the secondary classroom? Research has shown that culturally and linguistically diverse students suffer from an opportunity and achievement gap in this country that creates school-dependent learners. This research aims to prove that integrating Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) and personalized learning techniques together in the classroom helps to create independent learners. This paper looks most closely at the theoretical work on CRT of Geneva Gay, Zaretta Hammond, and Gloria Ladson-Billings and focuses on the personalized learning tools of offering students choice, self-pacing the curriculum, creating passion-based learning, and amplifying student voice. There is little peer-reviewed research done to specifically connect CRT and personalized learning, so materials created for this project include a podcast, website, and Instagram account to showcase the beneficial link between these two theories when implemented together in the classroom. This work outlines the thinking behind the project, the methods for creating the materials, and how the project was implemented.

Project Type

Podcast and website completion

Keywords

At-risk Students, Multicultural Education, Teachers/ Teaching, Personalized Learning

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text

dc_publisher

DigitalCommons@Hamline

dc_format

application/pdf

dc_source

School of Education Student Capstone Projects

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