ED 277 provides an examination of multicultural philosophies, approaches, and methods to prepare students in becoming culturally competent educators and communicators. Students will learn how to create mutually respectful and caring classroom, school, and community environments by discovering and using students’ cultural assets and strengths. Ways to develop, deliver, and adapt culturally-responsive instruction and technology will be introduced. Language-rich instruction to support English language learners and building an awareness of diversity within language learners will also be addressed. Students will explore authentic assessments to evaluate learning will be explored. Issues and challenges facing students and educators in today’s culturally diverse classrooms will be discussed and ways to advocate within and beyond the classroom walls will be examined.