Culturally Responsive Training
Culturally Responsive Training (CRT)
Culturally Responsive Training (CRT) is an initiative aimed at increasing the awareness and understanding of Pierce College faculty and staff around issues of culture as a means to improve outcomes for students.
“Culturally responsive teaching is defined as using the cultural characteristics, experiences, and perspectives of ethnically diverse students as conduits for teaching them more effectively. It is based on the assumption that when academic knowledge and skills are situated within the lived experiences and frames of reference of students, they are more personally meaningful, have higher interest appeal, and are learned more easily and thoroughly… As a result, the academic achievement of ethnically diverse students will improve when they are taught through their own cultural and experiential filters.” (Gay 2002)
As all employees, even those not in instructional roles, are participants in the education of and facilitators of the success of our students at Pierce College, CRT is a program offered to all employees as well as to student leaders.
What does the CRT team do? The CRT team facilitates trainings throughout the year for faculty, staff and students regarding culturally responsive teaching and learning environments to improve the Pierce College culture with respect to diversity and inclusion.
2017-2018 CRT Team Members
Interested in joining the CRT team? Contact us.