In Culturally Responsive Design for English Learners: The UDL Approach, Patti Kelly Ralabate and Loui Lord Nelson braid two “hot” frameworks, Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL), to help teachers address the needs of English Learners (ELs) in today’s classrooms.

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Webinar resources:

Positive Perspectives on Families:
Teaching Tolerance article on Family Engagement
https://www.tolerance.org/professional-development/family-engagement

Communication of High Expectations:
Barbara Blackburn. Rigor is not a 4 letter word. Second Ed. 2013
https://www.amazon.com/Rigor-Four-Letter-Word-Barbara-Blackburn/dp/1596672269

Robyn Jackson. How to plan rigorous instruction. 2011
https://www.amazon.com/Rigorous-Instruction-Mastering-Principles-Teaching/dp/1416610936

Student-Centered:
Lisa Carey, Kennedy Krieger Institute. What is scaffolding?
https://www.kennedykrieger.org/professional-training/training-disciplines/special-education-fellowship/linking-research-classrooms-blog/what-is-scaffolding

Culturally Mediated Instruction:
Culturally Responsive Classroom Management Strategies
https://steinhardt.nyu.edu/scmsAdmin/uploads/005/121/Culturally%20Responsive%20Classroom%20Mgmt%20Strat2.pdf

Additional Resources:
SWIFT Field Guide
http://guide.swiftschools.org/ 

Colorín Colorado
http://www.colorincolorado.org/videos/classroom-video


Culturally Responsive Design for English Learners: The UDL Approach book coverCulturally Responsive Design for English Learners
The UDL Approach
by Patti Kelly Ralabate and Loui Lord Nelson

Culturally Responsive Design for English Learners uses UDL, which addresses the innate brain-based differences of learners, and CRT, a pedagogy that responds to learners’ cultural differences, to design culturally responsive instruction that’s inclusive of all learners. These frameworks are also brought together to specifically address the learning needs faced by English Learners (ELs).

In this essential new resource, the authors provide scenarios, reflection questions, and classroom-based exercises to support responsive instruction. Learn to design and craft goals, methods, materials, and assessments that help ELs optimize their educational experience.

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