Applying Culturally Relevant Teaching to Workshops: The Checklist

Students in a classroom taking a test. Image used in the 2014 Research Discoveries report.

As the diversity of Extension clientele continues to grow, Extension educators must consider new ways of supporting this population. In this new 2-page article, a follow-up to EDIS article AEC678, Culturally Responsive Teaching: A Framework for Educating Diverse Audience, the authors provide a checklist to serve as a guiding tool when planning workshops and to ensure that participants feel connected to, engaged with, and understood while working toward achieving workshop educational goals. Written by Cecilia E. Suarez, John M. Diaz, and Laura E. Valencia, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication.

Selecting Educational Resources

Figure 1. Parents and teachers need to be clear about their expectations for children and students. Credit:

Many instructors struggle to find appropriate educational resources. However, collaborative teaching and learning efforts have created a number of educational resources that can be stored, shared, adapted, and used within the agricultural education profession. This 7-page document will help educators in selecting educational resources. Written by Tyler D’Angelo, Deb Barry, J. C. Bunch, and Andrew Thoron and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, June 2018.

MB004/MB004 The Basics of Educational Podcasting: Enhancing the Student Learning Experience

MB004, a 6-page illustrated fact sheet by Jamie S. Foster and Stephanie A. Havemann, presents a brief tutorial for educators interested in generating and publishing their own podcasts and discusses the role of podcasting in the classroom. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Microbiology and Cell Sciences, July 2008.