Culturally Responsive Teaching Certification K12



Unlock your potential as an agent of change with our transformative culturally responsive teaching certification. Embrace the power of neuroculture, and ignite a spark within every student, shaping a future where education becomes a catalyst for social progress. Seize this opportunity to make a profound impact and be the inspirational educator your students deserve.

A word from the Facilitator

Courtney Plotts, Ph.D.
Founder of Neuroculture

Embark on a transformative journey as an educator, where our culturally responsive teaching certification equips you with the knowledge and skills to dismantle acculturative stress and combat marginalization in your learning environments.

Sarah P.

- Elementary School Teacher:

"I cannot express how transformative the online class on culturally responsive teaching has been for my classroom. It provided me with invaluable insights and practical strategies to better connect with my diverse group of students. Now, I feel more equipped to create an inclusive and welcoming environment where all my students can thrive academically and emotionally. Thank you for this eye-opening experience!"

Isabella R.

- German Teacher:

"The connections we've made with German culture via cultural responsive teaching have created a sense of belonging and inclusivity in my classroom. I'm thrilled to see my students embrace not only the language but also the diverse heritage it represents."

Rafael S.

- Portuguese Teacher:

"I can't express how grateful I am for the cultural responsiveness course. It taught me to weave Brazilian culture, literature, and cinema into my Portuguese lessons, creating a vibrant and engaging learning experience. My students are not just learning a language but also gaining insight into the rich cultural fabric of Brazil. Their enthusiasm and progress in the language have soared since we started incorporating cultural connections. It's been a truly rewarding experience for all of us."

Together, let’s embark on a journey of cultural responsiveness, where every student’s unique identity is celebrated within the teaching methodology, and learning becomes a transformative and inclusive adventure. Join us now and make a lasting impact in the lives of your students.  Certification

A common question often arises: “How can I be culturally responsive to a class of 30students?” The answer lies in a simple yet powerful approach – by understanding the profound relationship between the brain and culture, you can purposefully structure your teaching practices to honor and embrace the diverse backgrounds of each student, fostering an inclusive and enriching learning environment for all. 

Together, let’s embark on a journey of cultural responsiveness, where every student’s unique self is celebrated along, and learning becomes a transformative and inclusive adventure. Join us now and make a lasting impact in the lives of your students.



Module 1: Introduction to Culturally Responsive Course Teaching

8:30 AM EST

Day 1

Objective 1: Understand the concept and principles of culturally responsive course design.

Objective 2: Recognize the impact of culturally responsive practices on student engagement and achievement.

Objective 3: Identify the benefits of creating inclusive and equitable learning environments.



Module 2: Eurocentrism and Teaching Practices

10:00 AM EST

Day 1


Objective 1: Reflect on personal cultural biases and assumptions that may influence instructional practices.

Objective 2: Develop cultural self-awareness and understanding of diverse student experiences.

Objective 3: Explore strategies to enhance cultural competence in course design and delivery.



Module 3: Designing Tiers: Whole Group, Small Group, Individual

11:30 AM EST

Day 1


Objective 1: Incorporate diverse cultural perspectives and experiences into course content and learning materials.

Objective 2: Explore ways to integrate culturally relevant resources into instructional design.

Objective 3: Foster student engagement and divergent thinking by incorporating diverse viewpoints and challenging stereotypes.



Module 4: Student Engagement Mapping

1:30 PM EST

Day 1

Objective 1: Recognize the importance of neurodivergences and their relationship with culturally responsive design practices. 

Objective 2: Develop strategies to layered learning.


Objective 3: Foster student engagement and divergent thinking by incorporating diverse viewpoints and challenging stereotypes.



Module 5: Interdependent Assessment

2:30 PM EST 

Day 1

Objective 1: Design assessments that align with culturally responsive practices and respect diverse ways of demonstrating knowledge.

Objective 2: Explore alternative assessment methods that provide students with opportunities to showcase their cultural strengths.

Objective 3: Use assessment data to inform instructional decisions and address any potential bias or inequities.



Module 6: Collaboration and Community Engagement

3:30 PM EST

Day 1

Objective 1: Foster collaborative learning environments that promote positive interactions among students from diverse backgrounds.

Objective 2: Design activities and projects that encourage meaningful collaboration and cultural exchange.

Objective 3: Develop strategies to promote inclusive participation and active engagement in group settings.



Module 7: Think T.A.N.K.

4:30 PM EST


Objective 1: Develop a plan for sustaining culturally responsive teaching.

Objective 2: Explore ongoing professional development opportunities to further enhance cultural competence.

Objective 3: Reflect on personal growth as a culturally responsive educator and identify areas for continued improvement.




I was initially unsure about the concept of culturally responsive teaching and what it specifically meant to my teaching practices. However, the Culturally Responsive Teaching program not only provided me with a deeper understanding of its importance but also helped me realize my crucial role in the classroom. The program was incredibly informative and engaging, and it offered practical strategies that I could immediately implement in my classroom. I learned how to connect with my students on a personal level, incorporating their diverse backgrounds and experiences into the curriculum. Culturally responsive teaching has not only enhanced my students' engagement and learning outcomes but has also fostered a strong sense of community and respect within my classroom. I highly recommend this program to any educator who wants to make a positive difference in their students' lives and create a truly inclusive educational experience.

Dates and Times

August 22th, 2023

8:30am EST- 4:30 EST

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Revolutionize your teaching practice! In just 48 hours, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to create an inclusive, culturally responsive classroom that empowers your students and fosters their success. Sign up now and embark on a journey that will shape your teaching career and positively impact the lives of generations to come.

John D.

- Middle School Teacher

"The online course on culturally responsive teaching was a game-changer for me as an educator. It helped me recognize my lack of cultural responsiveness in the classroom and me with the tools to overcome them. The course also taught me how to integrate my students' cultural backgrounds into the curriculum, making the learning experience more meaningful and relevant for everyone. I've seen a significant positive impact on student engagement and achievement. This course is a must for all teachers!"

Ana G.

- Spanish Teacher:

"Teaching a foreign language goes beyond just grammar and vocabulary. The online course on creating connections for cultural responsiveness has been a revelation for me. It taught me how to bring cultural elements into my lessons, making language learning more meaningful and engaging. My students now have a deeper appreciation for the Spanish-speaking world, and they are more eager to explore the rich cultural aspects associated with the language. This course has enriched both my teaching and my students' learning experiences."

Lisa M.

-High School Teacher

"I was initially skeptical about taking an online class, but the culturally responsive teaching course exceeded all my expectations. The material was well-structured, and the interactive nature of the online platform made it easy to engage and collaborate with other educators. I now feel more confident in my ability to foster a sense of belonging and respect in my classroom. It has not only improved my relationship with my students but also created a supportive learning community within the school."


Early Bird Special:



3 payments of $99.67

Price is per-person.

Must be paid in full by 3 days prior to start date.

Alyssa Z.


The culturally responsive teaching certification program has been a breath of fresh air in my teaching journey. It brought to light the importance of acknowledging and embracing the diverse backgrounds and experiences of my students. The program's emphasis on culturally relevant pedagogy and responsive curriculum design has revolutionized the way I plan and deliver lessons. I now strive to create a classroom environment where all students feel seen, heard, and valued.