Grappling with Culturally Relevant and Culturally Responsive Teaching

Friday, February 22, 2019
10:50 AM - 11:40 AM


Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511


The date of this workshop was originally February 20. Due to scheduling conflicts the date has been changed and is now February 22.


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The Horizon 2017 report encourages faculties at colleges and universities to adopt effective instructional strategies that their K- 12 colleagues have adopted and used. A portion of these approaches include culturally- relevant and culturally- responsive teaching. Although effective instructors incorporate these practices in multiple formats and within diverse contexts, participating faculty members and graduate teaching assistants must consider behaviors and issues to which they might be applied. In this interactive workshop, the presenter will engage participants in a “lived experience” that will serve as a basis for reflection. There will be multiple opportunities for discussions and questions throughout and at the end of the presentation.


This workshop is an elective workshop for the Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence (TTIE) certificate of completion. In order to qualify for the certificate of completion, participants must attend the Inclusive Excellence at USC workshop and seven (7) electives. Participants will have 3 academic semesters (not including summer semester) to complete the Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence (TTIE) certificate of completion.


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Nate Carnes
Interim Director
Center for Teaching Excellence

Nate Carnes is the Interim Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence. In addition to three education degrees and a permanent Ohio teaching certificate, he earned his Ph.D. in Education Administration with an emphasis in science education at Miami University (OH). His teaching performances, that span more than 40 years, have resulted in awards and citations of teaching excellence at the University of South Carolina, state, regional and international levels. Among these citations, he is the recipient of the prestigious 2007 ASTE Science Teacher Educator of the Year, a recognition of international distinction; South Carolina Association for Middle-Level Education 2018 Jennifer L. Wilson Teaching Excellence; and the College of Education 2011 Lee Maidment Spirit of Service awards. His scholarly activities explore pedagogical issues and innovations within and beyond science education.