OSSE invites English Language Arts (ELA) grades 3-12 teachers and instructional coaches to participate in a three-part, professional development learning series around culturally responsive teaching framework and pedagogical practices. In the first session, participants will:
- Gain a foundational understanding of the intersection between the achievement gap and brain development research;
- Using research, gain a foundational understanding of how students’ cultural backgrounds, interests and experiences are critical components of their education,
- Engage with videos and hands-on instructional strategies and reflection,
- Reflect on their cultural positioning as teachers and its impact on students,
- Use research-based approaches to improve data driven instruction with a culturally responsive lens,
- Workshop literacy lessons using their peers and a variety of culturally responsive student tasks and teacher moves, and
- Create tangible next steps of how to shift their pedagogical approaches.
Teachers will leave with the knowledge needed to shift their mindset in order to make their literacy environment culturally responsive which will increase student engagement and student achievement while developing a more inclusive mindset and improve instructional practice.
Participants are required to attend both days and will receive six professional learning units (PLU’s) for full participation. Space is limited, early registration is encouraged.