Capstone Project Title
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.
Podcast and website completion
At-risk Students, Multicultural Education, Teachers/ Teaching, Personalized Learning
Strey-Wells, Christina J., "How Educators Can Utilize Culturally Responsive Teaching To Enhance Personalized Learning Opportunities In The Secondary Classroom" (2019). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 305.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects