Establishment: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Practices Grant
(1)There is established the Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Practices Grant to support school districts and post-secondary educator preparation programs who are working to close achievement gaps for culturally and/or linguistically diverse learners through culturally responsive pedagogy and practices. The grants may be used to fund research based best practices which:
(a)Provide a critical opportunity for schools and institutions of higher education to address the social and academic needs of diverse students ; and
(b)Connect in-school experiences with out-of-school living, promote educational equity and excellence, and create a strong community among individuals from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds while developing students’ sense of agency, efficacy, and empowerment.
(2)Subject to available funds, the grants will be awarded for the biennium based on a detailed description of proposed programming or services. This can include but is not limited to:
(3)The purpose of the grant program is to provide funds to school districts and post-secondary educator preparation programs that are focused on collaboration around culturally responsive professional development and pre-service teacher preparation Outcomes of this work should be evident through teacher interactions with culturally and/or linguistically diverse learners and increased academic achievement for these students. This can include the following:
(a)Developing culturally responsive pedagogy and practice specific to closing the opportunity gap for Hispanic (Latino/a), African American, Asian American, Alaskan Native, American Native, and all other student populations of color;
(b)Connecting with students of color with special emphasis on the implementation of the Oregon Multicultural Education Act;
(c)Best practice in Education Equity;
(d)Strengthening ties between home, school, tribes, and larger communities;
(e)Post-secondary course work and field experiences concentrated on preparing pre-service teachers to demonstrate pedagogy and practices of a culturally responsive educator.
Rule 581-018-0503 — Establishment: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Practices Grant,