CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE PRACTICES INSTITUTES

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Institute Topics Include:
Creating Culturally Responsive Educational Systems- facilitate ways to help schools and districts develop and implement improvement plans, assess their systems, and develop shared leadership teams for inclusive culturally responsive schools
Race, Class, and Culture in School: Becoming Culturally Responsive- centered on developing practical tools for culturally responsive inclusive instructional strategies and classroom management skills, as well as curriculum and lesson planning
Culturally Responsive Classrooms- focuses on close examination of current practices and developing classrooms in which students are more likely to be successful; classrooms that value all students’ knowledge, background and expertise
Creating Culturally Responsive Curriculum- provides tools to examine current instructional practices, based on the idea of equity pedagogy, with a focus on the theory of culturally responsive practice, and the practical tools to differentiate instruction\
Systemic Change: Collaborative Leadership Teams- facilitates knowledge of professional development design, the change process, research findings, data-supported decision making, and an array of leadership and communication skills and processes to support the academic excellence of culturally diverse students
Collection and Use of Evidence- examines school level data and other evidence of student performance to identify patterns in school performance in order to improve student learning; identify school structures and issues of pedagogy and practice
Understanding Culture and Cultural Responsiveness- explores culture and diversity as it applies to educators and education through study of the influence of culture on everyday activity, on individual identity development, and as it relates to systems of power and privilege in our systems
Using Assessment to Drive Instruction- construct both quality assessments and student learning outcomes, examine multiple ways to assess learning, explore the use of rubrics for assessing student work, and highlight key elements of performance assessed tasks
Culturally Responsive Systems to Support Student Success (Behavior Systems)- introduces Culturally Responsive Educational Systems and identifies ways in which each specific school and community can implement systems that will help support the needs and best ensure the success of diverse students
Elements of Inclusive Schooling- defines inclusive education, describes school climates that facilitate inclusive education, and provides ways to approach the implementation of the inclusion model through curriculum design and pedagogy
Culturally Responsive Literacy Practices- explore the evolution of literacy in the US (reading, writing, speaking, listening) and learn how teachers can create a “literate” classroom environment; identify and analyze current practice in order to develop culturally responsive literacy practices
Differentiating Instruction- provides background information about differentiated instruction, demonstrates differentiation strategies, and addresses issues of implementation at the school and district level
Collaborative Teaching- introduces the many faces of co-teaching relationships, shares exemplars and non-exemplars of successful strategies, shows approaches to develop collaborative teaching skills and collaborative lesson planning
Working with Families and Communities- focuses on the importance of understanding and connecting with the community and families in a school, with practical strategies to uncover the rich resources that diverse students bring to schools