VABB ONLINE ACADEMY
5-hour Online Foundation Course
This course is the beginning of your journey towards making cultural responsiveness a meaningful aspect of your everyday life. It will develop both your mindset and skillset towards making your making your classroom, school and professional community more welcoming, engaging and culturally responsive.
Individual and Group Editions available. Click below to enroll today!
AT THE END OF THIS COURSE YOU WILL
Understand concretely what is cultural responsiveness and why it is necessary in our schools today.
Build knowledge and create the context for addressing the needs of underserved students in terms of their sociopolitical and sociolinguistic relativity in the American educational system.
Promote the focus of effective instructional strategies utilization in a way that validates and affirms underserved students across content areas and grade levels.
Part 1 - Purpose of the CLR Journey (54:00)
Part 2 - What is the CLR Journey? (52:21)
Part 3 - CLR Journey in Skillset (69:02)
Part 4 - CLR Journey in Mindset (67:15)
Part 5 - VABBing in Practice (16:44)
Frequently Asked Questions
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
In 5 one-hour modules, this online professional development is in-depth analysis of the practice of cultural responsiveness through the specific lens of culture and language, using the principles of culturally and linguistically pedagogy. It intends to better prepare teachers in any learning environment with key culturally responsive instructional methods, strategies, and activities for working with culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse student populations.
Virtual Questions and Answers w/ Dr. Hollie
60-90 minute opportunity to have general questions answered around issues related to CLR as a mindset and skillset. Meant for participants who have attended the foundational PD at least. Done through GoToMeeting platform.
Virtual Consultation/Technical Support
Similar to technical support for your technology, this option allows for emailing a question/comment to a dedicated line/person who then responds within 24-48 hours with great advice. Response could be provided by Dr. Hollie or one of his associates, depending on availability
Virtual Coaching #1 – Lesson plan feedback/support and advisory on CLR teaching
Catered toward practicing teachers of CLR who are participating in the instructional cycle officially. This type of coaching is technical in that a lesson plan must be provided in order for critical feedback to be given via email or Skype.
Virtual Coaching #2 – Upload a 15 to 30-minute recorded-lesson for observation and critical feedback
Similar to coaching #1, instead a recording is uploaded for critical analysis and feedback for a CLR coach, using a special observation tool developed by the CLR team. Done via Skype or email.
Virtual Professional Learning Communities
Based on the structure of the traditional Professional Learning Community (PLC), this learning community will be focused on implementing CLR with a set of questions and series of discussions groups that teachers/staff can use for reflection.