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Monday, July 31 • 10:30am - 10:48am
Danger of Teaching from a Dominant Cultural Narrative

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Session Goal:
  •  I want folks to walk away inspired to discover the internal narratives (hopes, joys, fears, and worldview) of their learners and use those to create amazing lessons. 
We all have a culture. Think about your background, heritage, and world view. Think about your story. Our stories are cornerstones to what creates variability and in a large part what make us beautiful as a people. The danger of our stories is when we assume everyone else we come in contact with shares the our same story. This is of paramount importance in the classroom which is litered with historical examples of the dominant narrative underpowering and undervaluing the perspective and worldview of people groups that fall outside of it. UDL gives us the tools to both recognize that our own values and preferences may not be the same as our students and to start to look for ways to better understand our students' worldview in our quest to make concepts we need to teach matter to our students.  

Session Prezi: http://tinyurl.com/Narratives-UDL

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Zach Smith

Instructional Specialist, Sanger Unified School District
Hi! My name is Zach Smith. I am one of the folks heading up Universal Design for Learning within Sanger a small town in the heart of California. I can't wait to tell you about all the exciting things happening in Sanger Unified around UDL! I am also super excited to learn from y... Read More →


Monday July 31, 2017 10:30am - 10:48am
Ballroom C

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