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Equity, Organizational Diversity, and Student Services


Course: Culturally Responsive Teaching (Part 1)

Description:  This is a two-part learning series based on the book Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain by Zaretta Hammond. Participants will have the opportunity to borrow the book during the course. During this session, participants will examine culturally responsive teaching, identify and describe the components of the Ready for Rigor Framework, types of cultures, explore how the brain works and how it influences learning. In addition to our face-to-face time, this course will include collaboration and discussion opportunities in Canvas. Participants must attend session one to attend session two. 

Course Date:  June 17
Times: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Course Date:  June 23
Times: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Course Date: July 14
Times: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Course Date: July 26
Times: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Course Date: August 5
Times: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Target Audience:  All Staff
Recertification Points: 6

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Course:  Introduction to Teaching Multilingual Learners (Pt. 1)

Description:  This is a two-part series in which participants will learn about our diverse school community and how to effectively instruct English Learners/Multilingual Learners. This course offers collaboration opportunities in Canvas. Participants will attend face-to-face to discuss/engage.

Course Date: June 25
Times: 9:00 a.m. - 10 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Course Date: July 8
Times: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Target Audience:  All Staff
Recertification Points: 4

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Course:  Level 1: Becoming Trauma-Aware

Description:  This beginning level course is for staff to begin to broaden their awareness of what it means to be trauma aware. Staff will learn the definition of trauma, ACEs, brain science, and presentation of students impacted by trauma. Staff will have one hour of individual work on Canvas that will be submitted.

Course Date: June 25
Times: 10:00 - 1:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Course Date: July 20 
Times: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Target Audience:  All Staff
Recertification Points: 4


Course:  Culturally Responsive Teaching  (Pt. 2)

Description:  During this course, participants will be able to gain effective instructional practices/strategies that can be readily implemented in their classrooms. This two-part series is based on the book Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain by Zaretta Hammond. Participants must attend session two to attend session three.

Course Date: June 30
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Course Date: July 9
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Course Date: July 22
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Course Date: August 6
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Course Date: August 10
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Target Audience:  All Staff
Recertification Points: 6


Course:  Level 2: Becoming Trauma-Informed 

Description:  This level two course is for staff who already have the knowledge from the level 1 course. Staff will learn how to create academic, relational, and physical safety for students as well as classroom management techniques and strategies for creating a trauma-informed classroom. Staff will have one hour of individual work on Canvas that will be submitted.

Course Date: July 1
Times: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Course Date: July 28
Times: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Target Audience:  All Staff
Recertification Points: 3



Course:  Level 3: Becoming Trauma-Responsive

Description: This level three course for staff with knowledge from the level 1 and 2 courses. Staff will learn more advanced strategies and techniques for creating a trauma-responsive classroom. Staff will have one hour of individual work on Canvas.

Course Date: July 8
Times: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Course Date: August 5
Times: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Target Audience:  All Staff
Recertification Points: 3


Course: Teaching Multilingual Learners (Pt. 2)

Description: This is a two-part series in which participants will learn about our diverse school community and how to effectively instruct English Learners/Multilingual Learners. This course offers collaboration opportunities in Canvas. Participants will attend face-to-face to discuss/engage. Participants must attend session one to attend session two. 

Course Date: July 21
Times: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Course Date: July 29
Times: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Target Audience:  All Staff
Recertification Points: 4

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