A number of important resources supporting the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of culturally relevant instructional experiences are available online. Throughout this course, you have had many opportunities to view a number of such resources. This assignment encourages you to reflect on the key concepts presented in the course through the creation of a presentation that you can use in the future to support your teaching efforts. The goal is to showcase schools or programs representing what you have learned thus far regarding culturally relevant practices, creativity, and innovation. A plethora of options exists as you search for a model school or program. While the K-12 public school setting may be on the forefront of your mind, remember there are a variety of learning environments available, such as charter and private schools, technical programs, post-secondary education and training programs, schools and programs pertaining to the military, Sunday schools and other religious schools, and more. Therefore, expand your search efforts to gain a well-rounded perspective to share in your presentation. The resource you create can also be shared with colleagues (as well as the public in general) to advocate for implementing a more culturally-relevant instructional approach to professional practice.

A listing of free tools you might choose to use as you develop a website or presentation is presented in the Instructor Guidance. Each tool includes its own collection of help files and tutorials to support your creative endeavor. Similarly, there are numerous web-based tools that could be utilized to create an interactive presentation, such as Animoto, Knovio, Prezi, or PowToon. Use your creativity and try something new!

Assignment Guidance:

The assignment expectation for this week includes your creation of a presentation that showcases specific examples of school or education programs that you feel exemplify experiences that promote creativity within instructional environments that support a culturally relevant approach. Your website/web-based presentation will include an analysis of the  selected school or program.

Search online for examples of interesting and unique learning experiences that promote the learning of 21st century skills while supporting a culturally relevant approach.  Some places to start include Schools that Work. presented on Edutopia’s website and the Partnership for 21st Century Skills list of exemplar schools ..  Of course, these are just basic starting points if needed.  You can do broad searches to uncover hidden gems of programs.



Review the Week Four Instructor Guidance for detailed assistance about preparing for and completing this assignment. Next, construct your assignment to meet the content and written communication expectations below.

  • Create a Presentation that includes each of the following items: (7 points)
    • A separate page/slide for each bullet point:
      • Name and location of the school with a link to the school or program
      • General demographic information about the students
      • A summary of why the school or program is innovative and/or unique
      • A list of the 21st century skills supported by the school or program
      • Examination of how the learning experiences reflect culturally relevant pedagogy
      • Explanation of how the school and/or program promotes creativity in the classroom for both teachers and students
  • The presentation is well organized, formatted with high-contrast (1 point)

Must be seven slide  (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style.

  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted

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