James Hiers and Cheryl Hiers present:
You Matter: Connecting the Dots through Culturally Responsive Learning
This session will highlight and introduce strategies that enhance the culturally
responsive learning environment for children that have experienced trauma, and other disparities in school. bur presentation will draw connections between relational trust and learning, emphasizing teaching, curriculum and personal ownership that fosters achievement for early learners. Goals: 1. Understand the impact that (poverty) trauma has on learning, social-emotional health and critical wellness of children. 2.Develop strategies to strengthen educator’s knowledge, skills, and disposition to effectively teach across racial and cultural lines. 3. I know I have it when I can design culturally responsive learning experiences that foster critical wellness in children of poverty.