Capstone Project Title
Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in the Online Elementary Classroom
Sonya Kuznetsov and Kelly Michel
Culturally relevant pedagogy (CRP) is a critical component of ensuring equity and contributes to creating a safe, nurturing, and supportive learning environment for all students (Ladson-Billings, 1995). With the increase of students of color entering the online learning sphere (U.S. Department of Education, 2021), it is critical that teachers are equipped with knowledge of best practices in CRP practices. Additionally, with the increase in creation of elementary online learning programs throughout the country, it is important that teachers are equipped with knowledge of best practices for online teaching and learning. The research question addressed in this capstone project is: How can online elementary school teachers incorporate culturally relevant pedagogy into best practices for digital learning? Current research is slim on the successful implementation of CRP principles in elementary digital learning environments, especially since there has been a recent increase in elementary online learning options (Archambault, 2018). The three-part professional development series seeks to highlight themes and common threads in best practices that emerged from the literature review on the topics of CRP and Online Learning; it is designed for online elementary school teachers and those who support and administrate their programming. Session one focuses on best practices in Culturally Relevant Pedagogy; session two focuses on best practices in online learning; and session three combines the goals, learnings, and themes from sessions one and two in an integrative approach toward a unit, lesson, or classroom practice.
Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, Online teaching, Elementary level, Professional Development
Iverson, Kelsey, "Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in the Online Elementary Classroom" (2021). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 766.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects