Supporting Diverse Student Populations in Times of Change Erika Garcia, Coordinator of Diversity Programs Stephanie Holleran, Senior International Student Advisor. %PDF-1.3 %���� 132 0 obj << /Linearized 1.0 /L 1157558 /H [ 96503 463 ] /O 134 /E 96966 /N 11 /T 1154873 /P 0 >> endobj xref 132 21 0000000015 00000 n High tech tools shift from special to universal. Technology can help you tailor instruction to meet the needs of all students by allowing changes to: • content • channels of input, and • means of output. Differentiated instruction requires use of a combination of materials (Gardner, 1993; Tomlinson, 2001). 0000003135 00000 n L�#���çu^+��x� 'b�k�1h�U���E�N�E�oP?,�8y(^Q` v��Spx*����琀�!v+g��]��������*l��g$%�S �.�s���D@�4�]��{��n�:�2��.�~vu��nD�QH�G�T�e�P��wD�ՕAy�V�"6��ݎk��9�v���% ��6�J+P���n�s��7�Yv�/�v�%O>��OӜ�ǨU .㮛����ܝ;���D�%�������>���@ނ��e׏{���Ֆ���n��*�lDX��t�^� JǴ�3Ա�������y^. Once the curtain is removed for how these three areas can be differentiated, meeting students’ diverse needs becomes obvious and easy to do—because it’s always been present. According to the 2000 census, over 80 percent of children (6-17 years) in school use computers in school. Discover five ways parents can reduce racial bias in their children. Ladson-Billings, G. (1994). But it's getting a boost this year from a little-heralded federal law called the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS). Villagran noted that though many from disenfranchised populations may have limited access to some technologies, there are some interactive media that can be promising when doing research, such as social media networks, microblogging (Twitter), mobile applications (Apps), online support networks, and blogs. 1. Even in the ubiquitous Microsoft Word software, text-to-speech tools and summarizing functions (which help students draw themes from text) provide multiple entry points into content for students with varied strengths and weaknesses. These tips can help you create a classroom environment sensitive to students’ cultural identities. 0000010249 00000 n 0000002548 00000 n He predicts that the landmark law will produce only small ripples at first, benefiting the most severely disabled students. Course design that promotes differentiated instruction with technology includes individual student access to digi… We can't teach what we don't know: White teachers in multiracial schools (2nd ed.). The goal is to not only build a ladder for students into higher education but to build scaffolding for success in school and beyond, for both your established and emerging student populations. 0000002786 00000 n Materials for Ethnically Diverse Populations. 0000010305 00000 n • Because of the diversity of students found in today's classrooms. 0000002434 00000 n Teaching is a holistic approach. Of all of these factors, the personal and academic relationships between teachers and their students may be … Become aware of how the influence of your own culture, language, social interests, goals, cognitions, and values could prevent you from learning how you could best teach your students of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 0000001992 00000 n Electronic grade books, digital portfolios, learning games, and real-time feedback on teacher and student performance, are a few ways that technology can be utilized to power learning. In 2014, U.S. public schools hit a minority majority milestone with Latino, African-American, and Asian students having surpassed the number of white students. David Rose, director of the education-technology research group CAST, which helped design NIMAS, expects the first XML books to debut this school year, as scheduled. 3 by Cynthia “Mama J” Johnson Learning technology could be a useful tool to help teachers meet diverse students’ needs. In today's classroom, teachers encounter a diverse student body. Differentiated instruction (DI) with the use of technology offers the opportu- nity for teachers to engage students in different modalities, while also varying the rate of instruc- tion, complexity levels, and teaching strategies to engage and challenge students. The digital format the law requires, XML, will allow states, resource centers, and other entities to manipulate almost any kind of content (text, audio, video, image) into almost any kind of format (excerpts, text-to-speech, Braille, and various fonts) on any platform (computer, Web site, cell phone, PDA). The effects of socioeconomic diversity can be especially powerful for students from low-income families, who, historically, often have not had equal access to the resources they need to succeed. These multicultural and diversity programs and organizations can help students break out of their comfort zone and explore meaningful possibilities. This paper analyzes the intersection of technology and diversity in classrooms with reference to the implications of the inequity of access and usage for under-represented groups including low-income, minority students, students from culturally diverse backgrounds, students with disabilities, and female students. Childhood obesity rates have increased dramatically over the past 30 years, particularly among African Americans and Hispanics, who are affected by overweight and obesity at higher rates than other populations. Unmasking the Truth: Teaching Diverse Student Populations As middle schools become more diverse, principals must ensure that their teachers use proper strategies to help all their students—regardless of race—succeed. Creating a plan for students with diverse needs can be challenging, but Cossandra George has some tools and tips for success. 6 Strategies for Working With Diverse-Needs Students … We art teachers have a unique opportunity to bring students together. using technology to serve all students.1One result has been the creation of related professional-development materials on how to use technology with diverse student groups. The tool debuted in the special education market, Cummings says, but now is used for nondisabled students who struggle with conventional keyboards. Teachers will come to expect, and then demand, materials that are flexible enough to meet the challenge of the diversity in all their students.". Strategies for Teaching Culturally Diverse Students There are many school factors that affect the success of culturally diverse students the school's atmosphere and overall attitudes toward diversity, involvement of the community, and culturally responsive curriculum, to name a few. Reenvisioning uses for targeted technology, and the redefinition of what constitutes a special need, already have begun. 2. Teaching diverse populations should be recognized as a holistic approach that enriches the lives of all children in the class, and the personal and academic relationship between students and their teachers is probably the most influential factor affecting success. Technology can assist the teacher in crossing the language barrier that exists in a diverse classroom. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 0000002215 00000 n Hodgkinson advocates educational programs that, like Head Start, take into account not only academic needs but conceive of children as whole persons with social, emotional, and physical needs and strengths, in a family context (2003).However, many schools do not have the opportunity to work with children at such a young age. (ELL, disabilities, cultural backgrounds, etc.) Kinesthetic: Kinesthetic learners learn best while moving and/or touching a stimulus related to the lesson. Froma Cummings, director of assistive technology and textbook accessibility for the Arizona Department of Education, saw this coming as she witnessed a familiar scenario in her state's schools: A child with a disability is included in a mainstream classroom, the general education teacher there uses technological tools to help the student access the standard curriculum, and, sooner or later, the teacher realizes, "Wait a sec -- this gizmo that helps Jenny overcome her reading disability could really help these other five children who are struggling to keep up in the novel we're reading, and these other six who are just learning English.". Reenvisioning uses for targeted technology, and the redefinition of what constitutes a special need, already have begun. is a practical guide for teachers to use the latest technology to assist them in meeting the needs of the diverse population of learners in their classrooms.. Edutopia® and Lucas Education Research™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of the George Lucas Educational Foundation in the U.S. and other countries. These materials are now available on a Web site called Technology Tips for Diversified Instruction. With the establishment of a series of education acts for students with special needs, more and more students with special needs have opportunities to be involved in a regular classroom. Learning Communities in a Diverse Urban EnvironmentI teach at one of the most culturally diverse campuses in the country, LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, New York. Some of this diversity is obvious: More than ever, students come from different racial, ethnic, religious and linguistic backgrounds. 0000003387 00000 n The goal of this lesso… Working with Diverse Student Population A guide for faculty and staff Veterans, first generation college students, minorities and nontraditional students often have a different ... 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