Thursday, December 1, 2011

Teaching Tolerance credits Five Educators for brilliance in Culturally Responsive Teaching in US

Teaching Tolerance, a plan of the Southern Poverty Law Center, has declared the winners of its Culturally Responsive Teaching Award. The award was considered to identify educators who have established brilliance in teaching students from various racial, tribal, and cultural backgrounds.
The five winners, elected through a precise application and assessment process, will each accept $1,000. They will also be privileged at a special meeting on culturally reactive pedagogy in Washington on Dec. 9, 2011. Education Week Teacher, which is serving to systematize the awards event, connects Teaching Tolerance in praising the winners in US. The winners are :

              Silvestre Arcos, middle school math teacher, the Laboratory School of Finance and Technology, New York
  •       Sonia Galaviz, 5th grade teacher, Endeavor Elementary School in Nampa, Idaho.
  •       Katy LaCroix, literacy specialist and 4th and 5th grade teacher, Logan Elementary School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  •       Amber Makaiau, National Board-certified social studies teacher, Kailua High School, Oahu, Hawaii.
  •       Tracy Oliver-Gary, history teacher, Paint Branch High School, Burtonsville, Maryland.


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