This is a course that frames foundational beliefs about racial equity and culturally responsive practice in order to lay out a vision of what such effective instruction means and looks like in our schools. The course engages those foundational beliefs as the “why” and incorporates three resources as texts for that work: "The Danielson Framework for Teaching functions" as the “what.” The Skillful Teacher (RBT, 2017) and "Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain" (Hammond, 2014) function as the “how.”
Session 1: Foundational Beliefs & Academic Mindset
Session 2: Relationships for Racial Equity
Session 3: Management for Racial Equity
Session 4: Engagement for Racial Equity
Session 5: Assessment for Racial Equity
Session 6: Responsiveness for Racial Equity
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Explain some of the many ways which the system in which we live (school, media, government, etc.) is inherently racist—and how that racism leads inequitable outcomes unless intentionally interrupted.
- Develop and implement culturally responsive teaching practices with a clear focus on institutionalizing racial equity within and across our classrooms and school communities.
- Reflect on and describe their classroom practice to families, colleagues, and evaluators using a common language of effective teaching and racial equity.