Learn the foundational framework of CRP from which to build capacity to work effectively with students of color, thus eliminating the racial achievement disparities that exist in schools. This training will look at Culturally Relevant Pedagogy as a tool participants will use to reflect personally on their practice, analyze the systemic issues that perpetuate the disparities, and help them have honest and compassionate dialogue to impact kids.


Course Outcomes:

  1. Build capacity to work effectively with students of color, thus eliminating the racial achievement disparities that exist in schools.
  2.  Understand Culturally Relevant Pedagogy as a tool participants will use to reflect personally on their practice and analyze the systemic issues that perpetuate the disparities.
  3. Improve communication to strengthen your capacity to have honest and compassionate dialogue to positively impact students’ learning experience and lives.
  4. Identify your most/least effective teacher and determine your role in your students learning experience. 

Teaching begins with the establishment of relationships with students.”  Participants will analyze the systemic issues that perpetuate achievement disparities using the lens of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy. This training will examine leadership practices and instructional strategies that ensure the voices of ALL students are heard and reflected in the learning environment as an effort to eliminate the racial achievement disparities that exist in schools. Participants will engage in meaningful dialogue while being challenged to critically reflect on their own practice. Exemplars from the field will be used to demonstrate effective current practices that are making a difference for children who would be considered "At-risk” and participants will be asked to create a personal action plan and set it in motion.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Explore the impact of Brown v. Board Of Education on our school system.
  2. Explore the correlation between classroom diversity and high academic achievement.
  3. Define the achievement gaps within our educational system and explore ways to remove those barriers. 
  4. Identify the importance of diversity and how it impacts a students ability to be successful in school.

What is race? Ethnicity? How much of who we are is defined by our acceptance or rejection of these labels? These are some of the questions we will explore in Thriving in America as an Ethnically and Racially Conscious Person. Most people have a love-hate relationship with race and ethnicity. The positive aspects that include a sense of belonging and shared values are, sometimes, outweighed by the stereotypes and bias that diminish our experience as full participants in society and as whole human beings. The purpose of this course is to help you think about race and ethnicity as an evolving part of the human experience that, with understanding, self-reflection, and a willingness to engage in the larger world around us, can help you thrive.


Course Outcomes: 

  1. Explore and define race and ethnicity.
  2. Explore the role of race in society. 
  3. Define and explore your own identity and how you show up in your relationships and community.
  4. Discover and Identify your personal bias and identify stereotypes and explore their impact on others.