Supporting Culturally Proficient Classrooms/Schools

Location:         Wellesley (site TBA)
Course Dates:  October 14th and October 28th, 2016, 8:30am to 3:30pm
Instructors:      Kalise Wornum and Elli Stern
Course Description:

This course will use the combined works of Zaretta Hammond (Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain), Jim Knight (instructional coaching), Carol Dweck (growth mindset), Randall B. Lindsey, Nuri-Robins, and Raymond D. Terrell (cultural proficiency) to help administrators understand the inner workings of cultural proficiency, its connection to learning and student engagement, growth mindset, racial microaggressions and how to apply these elements to supporting culturally proficient classrooms and schools. The curriculum for this course includes new information and resources and will be a valuable experience to those administrators who have previously taken the EMI/IDEAS admin course.

By the end of the course administrators will be better prepared to assess/evaluate instruction and classroom climate using a culturally proficient framework; will understand the three conversations of cultural proficiency: cognitive planning, problem solving, and reflection; and will develop skills and practice 7 skills of collaborative conversations as they relate to cultural proficiency. Participants will bridge multiple perspectives and apply a cultural proficiency framework to increase the quality of education and achievement for the communities they serve.