Hello OCSH book study members!

Welcome to the OCSH blended collegial book study on Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students by Zaretta Hammond.

The purpose of the book study is to collaboratively support our work with Culturally Responsive Teaching in STEM, and to encourage dialogue among colleagues from along the entire Oregon Coast.  We will explore and discuss this text and additional optional readings as co-learners through a combination of in-person meetings, and online dialogue using this blog site. We hope at the end of this book study, some of you will take on leadership roles and lead your own book study in your school, district, or organization.

In order to participate:

  1. If you have not already done so, please register for this book study by entering your email in the Follow link to the right.
  2. Subscribe to this blog to receive notifications of new postings and comments.
  3. Follow along with readings and participate in the in-person ZOOM meetings and online dialogue.
  4. Access optional “Going Deeper” readings from the page with that title (see link above), and feel free to comment on those as well.

The Blog page will display the most recent posts, and you can also see the three most recent posts and comments to the right.  Selected Invitation to Inquiry questions as suggested by the author will be posted here with an invitation to respond  in the comments.  These questions are used just to spark discussion. Feel free to respond to the questions, or, add your own thoughts or reflections, pose additional questions, or respond to other comments. To leave a comment, simply click comment underneath the heading.

The goal is to complete the book by our June wrap-up meeting. Our reading and meeting schedule is posted on the page Book Study Reading and Meeting Schedule. Click the link above to access that page.

*LOOK* for the question prompts and discussion starters in the “Recent Posts” . Click on the blog post title in order to add your comments.