This session takes the big picture work in cultural proficiency and offers a set of critical practices to help teachers effectively implement culturally responsive components in their own practice. Participants will learn practical strategies for creating space where academic and social-emotional goals are accomplished side by side. Participants will take action and create the conditions that reflect diversity, equity and justice and make components of culturally responsive pedagogy part of larger individual, school and community action. Participants will be able to support students’ identities and make it safe for them to be their full self, create and engage families and communities in meaningful, culturally competent ways, and develop skills to stand up (and encourage students to stand up) against bias and injustice.
This is the first session in our Teaching Tolerance Series.
Presenter: Valeria Brown, Teaching Tolerance