Estimated Time to Complete: 2 hours

This course was developed to be completed as part of the Culturally Responsive Practices Program. Learn more about the program purpose, content, and structure.

This course will introduce educators to the importance of understanding the social and political factors that shape the lives of their students, families, and community. Further, educators will consider how to use social and political topics in their classrooms in ways that are genuine to their students and provide opportunities for students to enact change in their communities.

This is the second of three courses in the Culturally Responsive Practices Program.

In Course Two, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize that culturally responsive educators understand the importance of social political awareness in the context of student learning
  • Develop an understanding of the role that a culturally responsive educator plays to support learning opportunities that lead to positive change in the school and community
  • Develop an understanding that culturally responsive educators help students become change agents in their community
  • Describe the importance of self-care
  • Learn about specific examples that demonstrate how social political awareness can shape the education of students in the classroom and community
  • Learn to identify your sphere of influence

Module Content

You can download a document that includes all content from the module, with the exception of videos. This resource can support your learning while completing the module or be saved for future reference.

Additional Documents

Course Two Appendix

Course Two Socio Political Awareness Facilitation Guide

LPDC Online Professional Development Form - PDF version

LPDC Online Professional Development Form - Word version

Sphere of Influence

Sphere of Influence Examples

You can earn credit and contact hours for modules, webinars, and podcasts completed on the OLAC site.

For more information, visit the Credit Corner. If you’re seeking credit for the Gifted Education Professional Development Course or the Culturally Responsive Practices Program courses, you can find that information on the course overview pages.