AIM Framework for Teaching Intercultural Skills – Podcast Episode 230 | Classnotes Podcast 230

Classnotes Podcast (November 7, 2022). America is Me (AIM) is a framework that provides educators with curricular resources to promote students’ understanding of equity issues central to the development of U.S. history and contemporary society. These skills are transferable across academic content areas.

In this episode, Christie Goodman, APR, talks with the developers of the framework, Dr. Marlon C. James and Dr. Kelly N. Ferguson of Equality and Equity Group, LLC. They describe the framework’s origins and purpose and how teachers of all grades and content areas can integrate it into the standards they are focusing on. Dr. James and Dr. Ferguson designed a set of original classroom lessons that are featured on IDRA’s School Resource Hub – We All Belong. Christie Goodman, APR, is IDRA’s director of communications and worked with a team to launch this free classroom resource.

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Show Notes

  • Marlon shares the purpose of the AIM framework, and where it came from.

  • Kelly and Marlon outline the five intercultural skills that the framework develops in students and explain why these skills are so important.

  • Kelly and Marlon discuss how teachers can integrate these skills into the classroom.

  • Kelly reflects on the impact that COVID-19 has had on students’ educational development.

  • Marlon talks about using the AIM framework and culturally responsive instruction in states where classroom censorship laws are in place.