Get to Know Me
and What We Do
Paula Bordenkecher is an educator and researcher with over 20 years of experience instructing and leading in charter and public schools grades K-12, that serve the needs of minorities in areas of socio-economic need.
She has participated in research that examined the efficacy of real world/project- based learning to increase the reading comprehension skills of urban students in Washington D.C. and in The West Midlands of England.
She is an advocate for equity in education and has had several articles published on how successful implementation of authentic learning renders long term benefits for students. She holds a Master’s degree in Education Leadership.
Paula is a wife and a mother, and currently serves as a reading interventionist and instructional assistant at a Title 1 school in Fairfax County, VA.
WHAT WE DO:
Provide training and tools to instructors for Culturally Responsive Instruction
This involves relevant teaching using pedagogy grounded in instructors’ displaying cultural competence, which is the skill of teaching in a cross-cultural or multicultural setting. Teachers using this method encourage each student to relate course content to his or her cultural context. This method of instruction not only changes the dynamics of classrooms, but it can positively transform the climate of the entire school.
Culturally Responsive Instruction Can Help You:
Improve communication with your students!
Relate positively to your instructional population and demographics!
Create a dynamic and culturally enriched school climate!
Increase student performance and overall morale at your school!