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Five Strategies for Teaching and Reaching African American and Latino Students

Total Credits: 0.1 CEUs

Dr. Andrea Dardello
1 hour
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Mar 06, 2023


Community colleges nationwide are experiencing increased enrollment of African American and Latino students. At the same time, these students graduate and transfer at significantly lower rates than their White counterparts. This disparity points to a need to teach and reach marginalized populations more effectively. This webinar elaborates on five ways educators can use restorative and culturally responsive teaching practices to reduce opportunity gaps for Black and Brown students.

By the end of this workshop, participants know or will be able to:

  • Examine how our own stories inform our biases and how we respond/not respond to students
  • Examine national enrollment and completion trends for community college students in order to understand the importance of centering race
  • Explore strategies for making the classroom a more inclusive space and increasing the success of African American and Latino students

Plans for Audience Participation and Interaction:

I will invite the audience to participate by using the chat feature and participating in polls.


Dr. Andrea Dardello's Profile

Dr. Andrea Dardello Related Seminars and Products

Senior Diversity Officer Associate Professor of English

Frederick Community College

Dr. Andrea D. Dardello is the founder of Strategic Teaching and Reaching, LLC, an educational consulting service that equips community college faculty and administrators to facilitate the success of African American and Hispanic students through restorative and culturally responsive teaching practices.

During her 30-year career as a community college educator, Dr. Dardello has trained over 120 faculty and administrators across the U.S in culturally responsive teaching pedagogy, trained nearly 200 community college faculty across the U.S. in implicit bias and microaggression training, and led faculty in syllabus and assignment audits to create equitable grading practices.

Using data-driven analysis to identify and develop targeted interventions for underserved students, Dr. Dardello led faculty trained in Culturally Responsive Teaching to meet institutional benchmarks of 74 percent success rates for Asian, Latinx, African American, and White students enrolled in face-to-face, hybrid, structured remote, and online courses.

As Acting Senior Diversity Officer at Frederick Community College, Dr. Dardello led cross-functional teams to produce outcomes for the institution’s DEI Strategic Plan.

Dr. Dardello is a certified restorative practice facilitator, a certified professional coach, and a trained communicator and motivational speaker. Dr. Dardello is also a retired community college educator and proud mother of a teenage son.