Facilitator: Luis Versalles, Pacific Educational Group
Dates: September 24 & 25, 2019 Time: 8:30 am registration 9 am -4:00 pm (Breakfast and Lunches included)
Target Audience: Instructional leaders and coaches, special education leaders, curriculum leaders, select principals and school team members
Beyond Diversity is a powerful, personally transforming two-day seminar that helps teachers, students, and administrators understand the impact of race on our lives, our work and our learning. Interactive and stirring exercises strength participants’ critical consciousness of race and leads them to investigate the role that racism plays in institutionalizing achievement disparities. Most importantly, it models and teaches a protocol for discussing race in ways that are productive insightful, and generative. We cannot solve the problems created by systemic racism without discussing race, and Beyond Diversity, a program with a 25-year history and over 100,000 alumni, imparts a method for having Courageous Conversations.
In a thoughtful, compassionate exploration of race and racism and grapple with how each influences the culture and climate of our schools.
Using strategies for identifying and addressing the policies, programs, and practices that negatively impact students of color achievement and serve as barriers to ALL students receiving a world-class education
The knowledge and requisite skills for engaging, sustaining, and deepening Courageous Conversation about the impact of race and racism on schooling.
CORE SEMINAR TOPICS & CONCEPTS
· Courageous Conversation Protocol
· Racial Identity Development and Practice
· (De)Constructing Systemic Racism
· Adaptive Leadership for Equity
“The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race.”
-Hon. Sonia Sotomayor, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (2014)
Instructor/Facilitator: Megan Grube, Grand Isle SU Director of Curriculum Instruction & Technology
(September 2019 – May 2020) 3 Graduate St. Michael’s Credits
Target Audience: New and Aspiring Curriculum Leaders, Teacher Leaders
Dates: September 27, November 15, 2019, January 17, March 20, and May 22, 2020
Hours: 9 -3:30 pm (includes light breakfast & Lunch) *Additional participation in online discussion and reflection on learning and growth required for course.
Text: Coherence: The Right Drivers in Action for Schools, Districts, and Systems by Michael Fullan and Joanne Quinn
The learning opportunities are designed to align with Michael Fullan’s four components of the Coherence Framework:
· Focused direction to build collective purpose;
· Cultivating collaborative cultures while clarifying individual and team roles;
· Deepening learning to accelerate improvement and foster innovation;
· Securing accountability from the inside out.
The sessions are structured to highlight and dig deeper into what drives and shapes a “successful and sustainable approach” to the work of curriculum leaders along the calendar year. Using an “experts in the field” approach, participants will connect with skilled practitioners who can speak to meeting the varied expectations of curriculum leaders across districts, along with the strengths of networking, systems design, improvement cycles, contemporary approaches to curriculum, instruction, and assessments, and communication. Participants will also have opportunities to address problems of practice, review resources, design solutions, and create responsive action plans that will lead to greater success.
Participants will receive guidance in the following areas:
· Vision and Systems-Design
· Relationship Building and Distributing Leadership
· Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Design
· Continuous Improvement Planning and Measuring Progress
· MTSS Models
· Professional Learning and Capacity building
· Grants Development and Management
· Contemporary Education Issues: Local, State, National Personalized learning
· Digitally-Powered Communication (including social media)
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