families and the community is critical to providing a multicultural learning
experience that is applicable and relevant. One way to do this is through
project based learning (PBL) where students engage in critical thinking to
address real world issues that face their community. This provides an
opportunity for students to create meaningful connections between culture,
community, and themselves.
Using the following template as a guide, create a culturally responsive project
for the grade level of your choice that includes parent and community participation.
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You may choose to construct this assignment in a table as seen in the template
or create separate sections with headings in an essay-format document.
Your Project must include:
Content Standard & Objectives: At least one of each:
Common Core State Standard
Class demographics description: This can either be
fictionalized or an outline of your current classroom but you must include
a description of at least two students with a recognized disability and a
description of two ELL students (anonymous).
Project idea: A brief summary of your project including previous
learning that occurred (prior knowledge) before the project and how the
project represents multiculturalism.
Write step-by-step directions (see Manage the Process section of template)
for this project that you would allow you to follow during instruction and
present requirements for your identified class to follow. Remember to use
concise language, detailed directions, and as much information as possible
as you want to make sure your students complete this project exactly as
you intended and envisioned. Your student directions must cover:
How parents will be involved in the project
How students will connect with their community
How technology will be incorporated either in their
project search or project presentation
How the project aligns with standards and outcomes
Evaluation/Evidence of Success:
How will students demonstrate mastery of the learning
How will you measure the student’s success at meeting
each outcome and learning objective? Go beyond merely referring to the
rubric you will create.
Create a rubric that will evaluate the group’s
presentation (*You may use RubiStar to develop the rubric or develop your
own grading tool)
Create a separate rubric that will evaluate each
student’s individual participation and level of mastery within the group.
in one page how this project addresses real world issues that face their
community as well as how it provides an opportunity for students to create
meaningful connections between culture, community, and themselves and the
role technology plays.
*If you create a project
based off of a lesson or project you researched or previously used, you must
GIVE CREDIT and include in your personal reflection what changes you made to
the existing project (there must be changes, you cannot simply recycle
something you’ve found) and how it improves student learning.