• Making Meaning in My Classroom
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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Life Applications
  • Part 2: Self in Group
  • Part 3: Agency
  • Appendix
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    Making Meaning in My Classroom

    Fostering Equitable Learning for All in My Elementary Classroom

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    The overarching purpose of this book is to enable equitable teaching in K-6 classrooms. Specifically, we want to help teachers have more connected and communal sociocultural interactions with diverse students. To do this, Making Meaning takes the rubrics from the Classroom Assessment of Sociocultural Interactions (CASI) and turns them into an instructional experience, openly accessible for teachers (and anyone else) to use as a tool for learning about and practicing equitable teaching.
    Bryant Jensen

    Brigham Young University

    Bryant's work addresses the improvement of classroom teaching and learning for underserved children, particularly Latinos from Mexican and Central American immigrant families. He uses observational and mixed methods to address teacher learning and equity in teaching. In collaboration with colleagues, Bryant developed the Classroom Assessment of Sociocultural Interactions (CASI), a classroom observation system that measures cultural aspects of teacher-child interactions in early education and elementary classrooms. Bryant worked as a school psychologist in Phoenix, and has studied teaching and learning in different communities and school types across Mexico. Previously he was a research associate for the National Task Force on Early Education for Hispanics, a Fulbright scholar in Mexico, teacher educator in California's San Joaquin Valley, and a postdoc fellow at the University of Oregon. Bryant is a first-generation college graduate. He and his superhuman spouse Taryn are the parents of five children and live in Provo.

    Royce Kimmons

    Brigham Young University

    Royce Kimmons is an Associate Professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University where he studies digital participation divides specifically in the realms of social media, open education, and classroom technology use. He is also the founder of EdTechBooks.org. More information about his work may be found at http://roycekimmons.com, and you may also dialogue with him on Twitter @roycekimmons.

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