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4d

Teachers:
d. develop and model cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with colleagues and students of other cultures using digital-age communication and collaboration tools.
 
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1. Students interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
2. Students communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
3. Students develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures.
4. Students contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.

Teachers use a variety of strategies to support culturally responsive instruction:
a. Acknowledge students' differences as well as their commonalities.
b. Validate students' cultural identities in classroom practice and instructional materials.
c. Educate students about the diversity of the world around them.
d. Promote equity and mutual respect among students.
e. Foster a positive interrelationship among students, their families, the community and school.
f. Motivate students to become active participants in their learning.
g. Encourage students to think critically.
h. Challenge students to strive for excellence.
i. Assist students in becoming globally conscious.

Adapted from; NCCREST (Richards, Brown & Force, 2006)