A Funds of Knowledge Approach
Integrating Family and Community Knowledge in the Curriculum
USD 150 per participant
Group of 5 or more
USD 120 per participant
Cathy Amanti received her BA in Elementary Bilingual Education, her MA in Cultural Anthropology, and her PhD in Language, Reading, and Culture, from the University of Arizona.
She worked for 21 years for Tucson Unified School District in Tucson, Arizona, as a bilingual education teacher, assistant principal, coordinator of the Language Acquisition Department, and project manager in the Department of Student Equity.
Dr. Amanti participated in, and has written and presented on, the Funds of Knowledge research project.
As education policies centered on standardized curriculum and assessments gain traction around the globe, local knowledge and out-of-school learning are simultaneously marginalized and not considered to be academically noteworthy.
Yet students do not leave their language, culture, and identities at the classroom door. Rather, they bring their rich experiences and everyday learning with them into classroom spaces, which educators can draw on to engage and support them in new learning.
This workshop shows one way to capture and utilize this out-of-school knowledge for academic success.
After participating in this workshop, participants should be able to:
1. Define the concept “funds of knowledge” and be able to differentiate between the concepts funds of knowledge and culture.
2. Use ethnographic methods to identify learners’ funds of knowledge.
3. Design and implement curriculum that incorporates family and community funds of knowledge.
Topics covered in this workshop include:
Funds of knowledge
Ethnographic research methods
The methodology used in presenting this workshop is primarily dialogic learning.
The facilitator will lead participants in critically reflecting on and discussing their current perspectives and experiences related to schooling.
Participants will also engage in discussion around how they can draw on their own knowledge and that of their students to improve educational outcomes for all students.
If I cannot make it to the workshop, will you offer a refund?
Given the logistics involved we will not be able to offer a refund, but you can transfer your registration to somebody else. Or we can also send you the recording (limited time).
Do you offer Continuing Education Credits?
Will I get a certificate of participation?