Project Coordinators: Richard Donato (University of Pittsburgh) and James P. Lantolf (The Pennsylvania State University)
Partner: The Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh & Pittsburgh Public School District
High-leverage Teaching Practices for Underserved Urban School Districts
The Center for Urban Education (CUE) at the University of Pittsburgh is a unit that strives to positively transform educational opportunities and experiences of educators and students in urban school districts. Focusing on language education, CALPER is partnering with CUE to identify underserved school districts in Pittsburgh, and will work with language teachers in these districts to determine specific instructional needs and support activities that will enahnce culturally responsive pedagogical practices. In addition, the project team will develop concrete procedures, including in-service workshops and mini-courses that will support language educators to strengthen classroom relations between educators and diverse student populations.