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.