Selkirk College classrooms are seeing growing diversity - learn more about challenges culturally and linguistically diverse learners face in an academic environment. This blended-delivery course is open to staff and the community.
Selkirk College is offering a 10-Week Blended Delivery Course on Supporting Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners in College Career Programs.
How to support our Diverse Learners...
This is a self-paced online professional development course developed to help with growing diversity in Selkirk College classrooms.
The aim of the course is to raise an awareness of the challenges culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) learners face in the Canadian academic environment and to provide instructors with strategies to help the learners overcome these challenges, thereby providing an equitable and inclusive education to all our learners avoiding stereotyping. The focus is academic, however, the strategies and suggestions offered can be extended and tailored to suit any discipline.
Ten Online Modules with Face-to-Face Facilitation
The first two modules are an introduction to the course, the culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) learners, and some of the overarching linguistic and cultural considerations. Modules three to eight deal with what we have identified as the main challenges for our CLD learners in the Canadian academic environment. Module 9 deals with developing intercultural sensitivity and competence, and Module 10 focuses on pulling together the main elements of the course.
Cost: Free to Selkirk College Employees and $250 for Community Members