CLD: Designing Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Classrooms


This course prioritizes the classroom environment, recognizing that a classroom’s culture, physical layout, and print-rich environment can serve to welcome diverse learners and positively foster their social, emotional, cultural, linguistic, and academic development.


  • Describe ways to foster relationships and build rapport among students and teachers;
  • Analyze how classroom structures and procedures influence students’ participation;
  • Summarize how student interaction fosters learning and language development;
  • Explore how the physical layout of classrooms influences student interaction;
  • Explain environmental print scaffolds for learning and language development; and
  • Analyze the role and inclusion of native language in print-rich classroom environment.


Additional information


One Year Unlimited Access


Administrators, Educational Specialists, Guidance Counselors, Instructional Coaches, K-12 Educators, Paraprofessionals


Amy Heineke

Continuing Education Credits

Act 48 (Pennsylvania), CTLE (New York)


4 hours