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Teaching With A Cultural Eye Institute | June 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 9:00 AM - Friday, June 22, 2012 at 5:00 PM (PDT)
Teaching With a Cultural Eye Institute
June 21- 22, 2012 Oakland, CA
The Teaching With A Cultural Eye Institute is a two-day, nonresidential institute for new or experienced teachers, principals, and administrators interested in moving equity to the center of instructional practice.
The Institute addresses the increasing need for educators to develop the skills and awareness necessary to successfully interact with students and families from diverse backgrounds, and to integrate that awareness into their teaching and leadership practice.
Participants examine the ways that their own cultural identities influence their interactions with students, parents, and colleagues.
- Cultural Competence Begins With Self-Reflection. Build cultural awareness through self-reflection of our collective experiences and identities (race, ethnicity, socio-economic, gender, sexual orientation, language).
- Building a Learning Partnership. Learn strategies for building personal connections with all students to support deeper learning.
- Formative Assessments. Explore the connection between strong learning partnerships and effective use of formative assessments to close learning gaps.
- Seeing the Invisible: Systemic Oppression, Cultural Synchronicity, and Cultural Competence. Understand the connection between systemic oppression and the lack of cultural synchronicity in many classrooms.
Cost: $750 for two-day non-residential Institute, located at the National Equity Project at 1720 Broadway St. in Oakland.
We offer a full refund for registrants who cancel at least two (2) weeks prior to event start date. We accept registrant substitutions up to one (1) week prior to event date. In the event that you register and do not attend, you are still responsible for full payment. To cancel registration or make arrangements for substitution, please contact Anna Crawley at 510.208.0160 x304 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"This has been one of the most valuable activities I've participated in for a long time. I felt uncomfortable, challenged, and inspired. This will make a major difference in my classroom!" - Kathryn LaMance, 6th Grade Teacher, Knox County Schools, TN
"[I learned] how to integrate my understanding and practice of cultural competence into specific teaching moves that might address the needs of my lowest performing students." - Bob Adams Teacher / Math Chair, Portola Middle School, El Cerrito, CA
"I hope in the future that all schools start off with teachers learning these concepts. If they do I believe the world will change for the better; this is how education should be."
When & Where
National Equity Project
At The National Equity Project, we believe every child has the right to a quality education. We coach people to become the leaders who make good on that promise. Find out more at www.nationalequityproject.org.