Gholdy Muhammad: Culturally & Historically Responsive Education for Equity and Excellence FULL-WAIT LIST ONLY @ Zoom Online
Sep 30 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Introduction to the Theory & Model/A virtual 90 minute presentation with book!                                 

Date: Sept 30, 2021          *Time: 1:30 – 3:00 pm  *Time adjustment        Location: Virtual: Zoom

Cost: $125 CVEDC member $150 non-member    THIS IS FULL – waitlist only

Includes the book (shipped to your address): Gholdy Muhammed: Cultivating Genius 

Target Audience: Educators K-12

In this foundational session, the facilitator will clearly define culture, equity, anti-racism and culturally & historically responsive education. Together, culture will be explored and revisited in deep, multifaceted ways. We will consider our own cultural identities and approaches to learning the cultures/identities of students. By the end of this session, participants will understand culture and will be charged to engage in self-identity work. The facilitator will also introduce participants to the model of culturally and historically responsive education. Participants will learn a brief history of CHRE and the power of education among communities of color in the United States. In addition, educators will be introduced to a five-layered equity model for teaching and learning (1) identity, (2) skills, (3) intellectualism (4) criticality and (5) joy. Exemplar CHRE lesson and unit plans across the contents and grade levels will be shown and discussed. The session will end with practical considerations for writing equitable lesson and unit plans.

1. Educators will gain an understanding of culture, equity, anti-racism and culturally & historically responsive instruction (CHRE);
2. Educators will learn why youth and teachers need CHRE to advance equity and excellence;
3. Educators will learn how CHRE can be used to improve and advance pedagogical practices;
4. Educators will learn the difference between “good teaching” and CHRE; and
5. Educators will observe exemplar CHRE lesson and unit plans across the contents and grade levels.

725.3 KiB
Creating Equitable Science Classrooms that Accelerate Achievement @ Delta Conference Center
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Facilitated by: Liz Mirra, NGSS Consultant

Target Audience: K-12 science educators

Date: October 5, 2021

Time: 9:00 – 3:30 pm

Location: Delta Hotel Conference Ctr., S. Burlington, VT 05403

Cost: CVEDC member: $225.00    Non-Member: $250.00    *includes breakfast and lunch

The challenges of teaching during the past year have exacerbated achievement gaps and the underlying inequities our students face during instruction. As we emerge from the pandemic, we face both new and previously existing challenges in teaching science. Fortunately, there is clear research and well-tested instructional strategies that can help us create engaging classrooms where all students can achieve in science!

In this workshop, teachers will:
• Explore strategies for increasing student engagement in learning science
• Engage in examples of three-dimensional learning aligned to the NGSS
• Discover ways to maximize rigor and critical thinking for all students
• Learn how to maximize instructional time and monitor student achievement

255.0 KiB

About our facilitator: Liz Mirra has been a Science Instructional Coach and classroom teacher for over twenty years. She was involved in reviewing and providing feedback on the Next Generation Science Standards throughout their development. Liz has worked with dozens of school districts throughout the United States providing professional development on science best practices and assistance with aligning curriculum to the new standards. She facilitates trainings and workshops on the NGSS throughout the United States. Liz was the 2011 recipient of the prestigious President’s Award for Excellence in Science Teaching.