Motivating Children in Poverty
This professional learning series is designed to foster an understanding of the value system of individuals living and learning in states of poverty. Teachers will gain expertise in applying the theory of human motivation to analyze and meet students' needs. After gaining an initial understanding of the learning differences impacted by poverty, participants will learn concrete strategies to
establish the relationships necessary for students' academic success
discipline students with dignity
improve and extend language and discourse patterns
build cognitive capacity for learning through mental models
3-12 Hours / Grades 6-12
In this session teachers will reconceive notions about differentiated instruction by exploring practical strategies for addressing the needs of diverse learners. Teachers will explore multiple ways to assess different levels of readiness, learning preferences, and social skills for cooperative and flexible grouping. Teacher will have ample opportunities to review, assess, and plan tiered instructional activities.
6-12 Hours / Grades K-12
Creating Culturally Responsive Classrooms
This session is designed to equip teachers with the know-how and "withitness" to create learning environments which appeal to culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Teachers will identify ways to increase their own cultural competence and incorporate the cultural capital of their students into instruction. Finding inclusive ways to engage parents and community in building funds of knowledge is an essential building block of this practice. Additionally, teachers gain tech-savvy techniques for engaging students in critical questioning of the curriculum.
3-12 Hours / Grades K-12
As recent protests have ignited tough conversations about racial bias in America, educators can no longer remain silent. Studies continue to reveal unsettling realities that African-American studens in public schools across the country are far more likely than Whites to be suspeneded or expelled, and far less likely to be in gifted or advanced placement classes. Additionally, school disciplinary measures weigh in as heavily biased--conscious or not.
In this series of interactive sessions, participants create a safe space to explore the invisible and sometimes unconscious mental shortcuts that harbor hidden biases that divide, discriminate, and rob educators and students alike of a just, diverse, and inclusive educational experience.
Session Outcomes Include
Heightened awareness of unconscious bias
Recognition of influencing assumptions about the ability, aspiration, and work ethics of students
Aquisition of personal strategies for diminishing biases
3-12 Hours / K-12
This featured series is presented and facilitated by Angela Holloway.
Holloway has been a staff and curriculum development specialist for more than 25 years. Her insatiable passion for working with organizations and systems stagnated by the "elephant in the room" is demonstrated by the ease with which she leads such conversations. Her customizable training Courageous Conversations for Courageous Classrooms is designed to help professionals navigate difficult conversations and raise awareness by examining the social constructions of race and the effects of the racial divide in the United States as it relates to structural and systemic inequities, disproportionality, and systems of priviledge. Holloway wholeheartedly believes that we cannot begin to close the racial divide unless we "out" the elephant in the room and begin to have open and honest conversations.
Courageous Conversations for Courageous Classrooms
FEATURED PRESENTER: ANGELA HOLLOWAY