Culturally Responsive Education

Book Studies for NYS Teacher Center Directors

Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain (For TC Directors or Designee only)

These courses are for TC Director (or designee) participation - NOT general distribution.


While reading and discussing the book, Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students by Zaretta Hammond, teachers will share, discuss, help, and problem solve how to close the achievement gap by looking at culturally responsive pedagogy. Participants must purchase their own copy of the book, Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain (Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students) by Zaretta Hammond.


When & Where:

October 1 to October 30, 2020 or


March 1 to March 31, 2021


6 hours, Online (asynchronous) Choose either fall or spring book study


Presenter: Elizabeth Kuhn, Teacher and Equity Coach, Greece Central School District, elizabeth.kuhn@greececsd.org


Cost:

Free!


Earn 6 CTLE hours!

Teaching Advanced Literacy Skills (For TC Directors or Designee)

These courses are for TC Director (or designee) participation - NOT general distribution.


The book study, Teaching Advanced Literacy Skills: A Guide for Leaders in Linguistically Diverse Schools by Nonie K. Lesaux, guides school leaders to design and implement advanced literacy instruction through four key shifts: strengthening the instructional core, giving data a central role, using a shared curriculum, and providing supportive and tailored professional development. Reproducible forms and templates facilitate planning and implementation of schoolwide initiatives are provided. Participants must purchase their own copy of the book.


When & Where:

October 1 to October 30, 2020 or


March 1 to March 31, 2021


6 hours, Online (asynchronous) Choose either fall or spring book study



Presenter: Leah Kiefer, Teacher, William Floyd School District, lkiefer@wfsd.k12.ny.us

Cost: Free!


Earn 6 CTLE hours!

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood (For TC Directors only)

These courses are for TC Director (or designee) participation - NOT general distribution.


Participants of this book study will need to purchase their own copy of For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education (Race, Education, and Democracy) by Christopher Emdin.

*To discuss Chris Emdin's "Reality Pedagogy" and how it applies to classroom and schools.
*To gain strategies for restructuring classrooms and schools to foster deeper student engagement.
*To connect SEL and CRE initiatives through deepening relationships with students and coming up with the most effective strategies together.


When & Where:

October 1 to October 30, 2020 or


March 1 to March 31, 2021


6 hours, Online (asynchronous) Choose either fall or spring book study


Presenter, Joelle Rozier, Supervisor of Staff Development, Buffalo Public Schools

jcrozier@buffaloschools.org

Cost: Free!


Earn 6 CTLE hours!

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CRE On-line Awareness Series (Open to anyone)

The New York State Teacher Centers are sponsoring six online Culturally Responsive Education Awareness Series. You can register for one or more! These sessions are open to all educators.




  1. Culture and Culturally Responsive Education

  2. Multiple Dimensions of Identity: How Does Identity Impact Student Achievement?

  3. Unconscious Bias: Personal and Professional Impact

  4. Social Emotional Learning (SEL) & Culturally Responsive Education (CRE): How Are They Compatible?

  5. Recognizing Microaggressions and The Messages They Send

  6. Addressing Race and Trauma in the Classroom


Cost: No cost

2 CTLE Credits Earned per session


Please click on the link below for more info and to register!

Greece Professional Learning Center

For registration questions, please contact:


Greece Professional Learning Center