Developing Culturally Responsive Learning Environments at AppState

Developing Culturally Responsive Learning Environments at AppState

Online Series

  • Dr. Jason Lynch, Assistant Professor in Counseling, Family Therapy, & Higher Education
  • Dr. Ashley Carpenter, Assistant Professor in Counseling, Family Therapy, & Higher Education

Join us for a comprehensive faculty workshop series based on the recently published book Developing Culturally Responsive Learning Environments, edited by App State's own Dr. Jason Lynch. This four-part synchronous online series is designed to empower faculty members to better understand and address the diverse backgrounds and learning needs of 21st-century college students while fostering cultural competence and enhancing their teaching practices. By the end of the  series, you'll be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to create an inclusive and equitable educational experience for all students, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to thrive in your courses. Join us on this transformative journey to become a more culturally responsive educator.

Those completing the full four-part series will earn a certificate of completion; however, faculty are welcome to join as many or few sessions as they wish.

 As a result of fully completing in the full Developing Culturally Responsive Learning Environments at AppState series, undergraduate and graduate faculty will be able to:

  • Critically examine and reflect upon their own cultural competence, identifying areas for growth and self-awareness, and demonstrating an increased ability to recognize how their cultural background influences their teaching practices.
  • Understand the diverse backgrounds and learning needs of 21st-century college students, allowing them to develop strategies to better engage and support a wide range of student experiences within their courses.
  • Apply culturally responsive teaching strategies in their instructional methods, creating an inclusive and respectful learning environment where all students feel valued and can actively participate in the educational process.
  • Enhance knowledge and skills needed to adapt, diversify, and transform their curriculum, course content, and learning environments to be more inclusive and responsive to the needs of culturally diverse students, promoting equitable educational outcomes.

To register for the Spring 2024 Series click here!