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7 Resources on Culturally Responsive Teaching for ML educators

Finding quality resources online on culturally responsive teaching for MLs can be tricky.  Look no further — We’ve compiled 7 resources that are filled with quality content, PD hours, and everything to help guide you on strengthening your expertise around culturally responsive teaching for MLs.

1. Padlet

Padlet is an easy-to-use platform that allows users to access a variety of tools. This Padlet does just that. The Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners Padlet allows users to access videos, guides, and more all on culturally responsive teaching with the click of a mouse. All resources are also able to be downloaded, printed, and shared.

2. Webinars

MLs-Culture-SupportEdThe 60-minute recorded webinar delves into the importance of culturally responsive teaching in educating MLs, shares SupportEd’s five guiding principles for integrating culturally responsive teaching for MLs and their families, and helps participants reflect on how the culturally responsive teaching principles can be applied in their context. Bonus: a themed Padlet comes with the webinar.

3. Collaborative Course (12 PD hours)

Developed and facilitated by a SupportEd ML expert, the Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies and Tools facilitated online course consists of three thematic components including culture, strategies, and advocacy. This course is asynchronous and contains forum discussions that allow educators to learn at their own pace. This  course requires a minimum of 35 seats in a group and provides a certificate for 12 hours of professional development upon completion. 

4. Application Course (5 PD hours)

This self-paced course condenses research-based, proven practices in an easily accessible format. With interactive questions, activities, and access to a dynamic resource-sharing Padlet tool, participants will receive five hours of professional development upon completion of Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners: On-Demand Course. 

5. Best-Selling Book

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The best-selling book Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners: Tools for Equity, authored by SupportEd Principal Associate, Sydney Snyder, PhD, and SupportEd President and Founder, Diane Staehr Fenner, PhD, deep dives into all things culturally responsive teaching. The book includes case studies, authentic video clips that pair with each chapter, practical tools for you to use in your own context, and so much more.

6. Online Book Study (20 PD Hours)

This online book study is based on the book Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners: Tools for Equity. This book study is self-paced and can be completed within a timeframe that works for every participant. Participants will read each chapter, apply learning by responding to three reflection questions per chapter, and complete a brief pre- and post-course survey. Bonus: a themed Padlet is included with the book study. 


7. Professional Development Workshops

Our culturally responsive teaching professional development workshops are custom-made to fit each district or organization’s strengths and needs. Depending on your context and goals, our sessions can focus on providing assets-based approaches to instructing and assessing MLs,  leveraging MLs’ linguistic and cultural backgrounds, strengthening ML family and community engagement, and more. Participants will leave each session with a toolbox of practical tools they can apply the next day. 

About SupportEd
SupportEd, LLC is a woman-owned small business based in Fairfax, VA specializing in Multilingual Learners (MLs). Founded in 2011 by Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner, best-selling author and ML expert, SupportEd meticulously crafts customized solutions to fit each client’s strengths, needs, and provides teachers and administrators the practical tools necessary to champion MLs’ success within and beyond the classroom. All SupportEd team members have prior experience in the classroom which enables the SupportEd team to provide realistic, actionable solutions. Services include online and in-person immersive professional development workshops, easy-to-implement tools and resources, and an array of supporting services. Visit or call (202) 660-1444 to learn more.