DEVELOPMENTAL LEVEL
Adoption and Integration

 

The following workshops require having received Foundation Day One and One Workshop listed in Foundation Level.

Cultivating Culturally Responsive Learning Environments Workshop (90 minute to 3 hours)

We call it re-imaging your classroom, creating an environment that is responsive to those students who do not see themselves in the environment of the traditional school. This session covers basic elements of environmental changes, including hallways, classrooms, and offices.

 

Standard English Language Development Workshop

(90 minute to 3 hours)

This workshop is in an introduction to Standard English Language development or SELD strategies (includes a SELD make-n-take). Closely aligned to English Learner Strategies, teachers will learn how to apply second language methodology with Standard English Learners. Variations of this workshop include focus on the linguistic features of non-standard languages.

 

Culturally Responsive Mathematics and/or Science Instruction Workshop (90 minute to 3 hours)

What does it mean to be culturally and linguistically responsive while teaching mathematics and science? Teachers learn from practicing math and science as well as how to infuse culturally responsive pedagogy into these content areas.

 

Focus on the Latino Student and the Underserved Mexican American/Immigrant Workshop (3 hours or full day)

Even though we focus on Latino students in general in our foundation professional development, this workshop gives a specific emphasis to the Mexican American student as the most underserved of the Latino populations. Participants will learn the distinction between a traditional English Learner and Standard English Learner, as well as effective CLR strategies for both populations.

 

How Culturally Responsive Is Your Leadership?

As a leader, are you a model of cultural responsiveness? In other words, do you walk the walk. Using the “Four Knows,” participants will reflect on their leadership capacity through the lens of culture. 

 

Being A Culturally Responsive Board (Board only)

What does it mean to be a culturally responsive school board? It means being a VIP - Vision, Implementation, and Policy. This workshop will cover the three components by discussing and demonstrating how to support schools and the community in the journey to responsiveness.

 

Culturally Responsive Standardized Test Preparation

Standardized test prep does not have to be boring. Teachers will learn how to engage the students in test prep in an interesting, relevant way. Workshop actually includes a school assembly and bonus CD with music video, comic book, and images of students.

 

N-word Workshop

This workshop focuses on how to approach the N-word and how to explore it with students. Teachers and administrators will be asked to reflect on their own views of the N-word and will learn about the importance of culturally responsive language, the social and emotional power of words, and how to move beyond the controversial use of this word.