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Assignment 1A – Personal Identity AnalysisObjectiveWho Am I? - Consider the very many elements that comprise your own identity, and think about where theyoriginated, and what their implications are.How does your identity impact the way you approach the world,and the way the world approaches you?How has this impacted you as a learner?As a teacher?(Theintention of this assignment is to develop a shared language and understanding among participants in thiscourse that will support each of us in discussing identity, culture, bias, stereotypes and assets in meeting theindividual needs of students in your classrooms.)Activities and ResourcesDuring this assignment, you will spend time in the practice of self-discovery in the areas listed below. Beforegetting started on each section, please review the resources.There will be an activity for each section. All 6sections need to be completed: Identity Web, Cultural Iceberg, Stereotypes, Bias, assets, and final activity(video or reflection).You will upload those 6 sections as one document or separate documents to submitunder the link Week 1, Assignment 1A.Identity Web(affirming our identities)Watch avideowith Lester and Katie discussing the practice of self-reflectionSee some exampleIdentity WebsCultureCulture in the ClassroomCultural Iceberg TheoryCultural Iceberg Criteria(example)Cultural Iceberg SLIDE TemplateStereotypesFeatures of StereotypesIdentifying Common Stereotypes ActivityBiasTest Yourself for Hidden Bias– Read the article and take the test. Screenshot your results in the HiddenBias section belowAssetsTemple Grandin – The World Needs All Kinds of Minds (TED Talk)Next Gen Learning – Getting to Know Your Learning ProfilesHelping All Learners – Learning Profile
Final Activity - Synthesis:Create your Personal Identity Story ~ A 5-minute video or written summary/reflection (via Word, PPT,or any other software platform). Make sure the link is accessible.Identity WebFor this activity, you will affirm your identity through the creation of your own identity web. Complete yourweb with at least twenty-five varied (visible and invisible) characteristics and reflecting on five invisiblecharacteristics and implications for each.You can use MS Office, Visio, or other software tools to construct your web or you can hand-write your web.When complete, add your web to this section of the document.Please see the Resource section above for some examples and consult the rubric for more details.
Cultural IcebergFor this section, you will need to develop your own Cultural Iceberg and respond to some reflection questions.You can use MS Office, the PPT template found in the resources above (in the bolded Culture section), anysoftware tools, or you can hand write your cultural iceberg. When you have developed your Cultural Iceberg,add it to this section of the document along with the responses to the reflection questions below.

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