•Understand how and why culture mediates learning
•Dispel cultural biases and appreciate the assets among all student groups
•Address all tiers of the RTI model across grade levels
•Eliminate disproportionality in special education eligibility decisions
•Work collaboratively with African American parents and communities
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•Understand how and why culture mediates learning
•Dispel cultural biases and appreciate the assets among all student groups
•Address all tiers of the RTI model across grade levels
•Eliminate disproportionality in special education eligibility decisions
•Work collaboratively with African American parents and communities
Learn more…

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Dwayne D. Williams uses activities from his curriculum, Like Music to My Ears to engage African American males.

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Dwayne’s “go-to” activities that he uses to build community, boost engagement, and enhance relationships when working with culturally diverse learners (4 activities) 

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“How To” videos demonstrations to help you facilitate the activities

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A hip-hop instrumental “playlist” that Dwayne created based on the “most requested songs” from his students who embrace hip-hop 

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Why I was Retained in the First Grade

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Culturally Relevant RTI: Definition of Culture Part 2

Dwayne D. Williams speaks at the Illinois Association of School Social Workers conference on the topic of Culturally Relevant Response to Intervention (RTI). This discussion is part 2 of an eight part series. In this workshop, Dwayne talks about culturally relevant models, and explain that, one of the most important components of these models is understanding myths that are related to race and culture. He addresses the myths related to race and culture, including believing that “all” African-American students come from “Black” culture; the myth of Essentialism

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- Increase your knowledge surrounding African-American culture and culturally relevant teaching

- Increase your knowledge of why many students of color are referred for specialized services at alarming rates

- Boost your ability to integrate instruction and cultural characteristics that have been associated with African-American culture

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