Creating Rigorous Culturally Responsive Curriculum That Affirms the Dignity and Worth of Students of Color

Fri, 2/1: 2:45 PM  - 3:45 PM 
Presentation with Q&A 
Friday, February 1, 2019 
Indiana Convention Center 
Room: 211 


Increasingly, we are witnessing via social media and other outlets examples of multicultural curriculum (e.g., lessons and activities) gone bad. Recent examples of such offensive and culturally assaultive curriculum will be shared in this presentation. Also discussed is the impact of poor quality multicultural curriculum on students of color and White students in terms of relationships, harmony, and pride (e..g, self-esteem, self-concept, and racial identity). A model of how to infuse multicultural content into the curriculum is share based on the works of James Banks and Benjamin Bloom. The presenter calls this the 'Bloom-Banks' Matrix. Resources are shared. 

Learner Outcomes

Participants will be able to:
1. Describe how poor quality multicultural curriculum affects all students.
2. Identify the characteristics of poor quality multicultural curriculum and those of high quality multicultural curriculum.
3. Describe Banks' Multicultural Curriculum Model, Bloom's Taxonomy, and Ford's Bloom-Banks Matrix. 

Session Leader

Donna Ford, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Primary Topic Area - Required

Cultural and/or Linguistic Diversity

Secondary Topic Area

Gifted and Talented