Culturally Responsive Education

CRE offerings from the Greece Professional Learning Center

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Culturally Responsive Teaching and Classroom Management

While reading and discussing the book, Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain, first year teachers will share, discuss, help, and problem solve many of the the beginning years of teaching's problems, scenarios, and conundrums to build a strong classroom communities of learning.


When & Where:

Wednesdays: 10/16/19, 11/13/19, 12/11/19, 1/22/20, 2/26/20, 3/25/20, 4/29/20, 5/20/20, and 6/10/20

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

English Village Elementary Library, 800 Tait Ave., Rochester, NY 14616


Cost:

GCSD Teachers: $24

All Others: $48

Implicit Bias and the Relationship Between Discipline and Instruction

This course is designed for professionals who are looking to deepen their understanding of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy. This course will examine the implications of our implicit biases. We will develop a common understanding of the impact of these unconscious attitudes, values and beliefs on our behavior and how this influences our actions and decisions. Special attention will be given to the impact of implicit bias on discipline in schools and instructional practices and outcomes.


When & Where:


Wednesdays: 10/2/19, 10/16/19, 10/30/19, 11/20/19

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.


GCSD District Office, (Room E50) 750 Maiden Lane, Rochester, NY 14615


Cost:


GCSD Teachers: $16


All Others: $32

How to Be An Antiracist - Professional Book Study

Most people will tell you that racism is all about hatred and ignorance. In How to Be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi's follow-up to his National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning, he explains that racism is ultimately structural. Racism directs attention away from harmful, inequitable policies and turns that attention on the people harmed by those policies. Kendi employs history, science, and ethics to describe different forms of racism; at the same time, he follows the events and experiences of his own life, adapting a memoir approach that personalizes his arguments. This is a very effective combination, fusing the external forces of racism with Kendi's own reception and responses to that racism-the result will be mind-expanding for many readers. Kendi's title encompasses his main thesis: simply not being racist isn't enough. We must actively choose to be "antiracist," working to undo racism and its component polices in order to build an equitable society.


When & Where:

Wednesdays: 10/9/19, 11/13/19, 12/18/19, 1/15/20, 2/26/20, 3/18/20, 4/15/20

3:45 - 5:15 p.m.

Room E46 (3rd Floor)

GCSD District Office (Greece Odyssey) 750 Maiden Lane, Rochester, NY 14615


Cost:

GCSD Staff: $24

All Others: $48

Christopher Emdin's Reality Pedagogy Book Study

Participants of this book study will receive a 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). This book study is limited to 20 people.

*To discuss Chris Edmin'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.


Where & When:

Wednesdays: 10/23/19, 11/21/19 (Thursday), 1/15/20, 2/26/20, 4/22/20, 5/27/20

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Arcadia High School Library, 120 Island Cottage Road, Rochester, NY 14612


Cost:

GCSD Staff: $16

All Others: $32

Culturally Responsive Education

This four day professional learning is based on the Culturally Responsive Education sessions created by Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality (TAC-D). This Culturally Responsive Education series has its foundation in Critical Race Theory and the Eight Principles of Culturally Responsive Education (Ladson-Billings & Tate, 1995; Ladson- Billings, 1994). Through the marriage of theory and practice, educators critically examine the racial and cultural components of our school district’s beliefs, policies and practices, and how each shapes an educator's everyday interactions with students and families. The series works towards cultivating a professional learning experience where educators:


  1. Begin to develop mindsets that eliminate opportunity gaps (Milner, 2010);
  2. Begin to embrace asset-based pedagogy (Paris, 2012);
  3. Begin to develop into educational leaders that can use race and culture to improve educational outcomes (Howard, 2010);
  4. Engage in a process of self-transformation in order to ensure equitable outcomes for all (Banks, 2007); and
  5. Reach an understanding that literacy is a social experience that requires both culturally responsive dialogues and relationships to develop (Powell & Rightmyer, 2011).

Cohort 7: November 13 & 14, 2019 and December 4 & 5, 2019 (4 Days)

REGISTRATION CLOSED TO OUTSIDE PARTICIPANTS AFTER 6/19/19.


Each day begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Lunch is on your own. Cohort 7 will be held at Greece Odyssey Academy, 750 Maiden Lane, 3rd Floor, Room E46, Rochester, NY 14615.


Cost: No cost for Greece Central School District.

$100 per person outside of Greece Central SD.


Please click on the link below to register!

Cohort 8: January 8 & 9, 2020 and January 29 & 30, 2020 (4 Days)

Each day begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Lunch is on your own. Cohort 8 will be held at Greece Odyssey Academy, 750 Maiden Lane, 3rd Floor, Room E46, Rochester, NY 14615.


Cost: No cost for Greece Central School District.

$100 per person outside of Greece Central SD.


Please click on the link below to register!

Cohort 9: March 4 & 5, 2020 and March 18 & 19, 2020 (4 Days)

Each day begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Lunch is on your own. Cohort 9 will be held at Greece Odyssey Academy, 750 Maiden Lane, 3rd Floor, Room E46, Rochester, NY 14615.


Cost: No cost for Greece Central School District.

$100 per person outside of Greece Central SD.


Please click on the link below to register!

Greece Central School District

For questions regarding the content of these programs, please contact:

Mrs. Tasha Potter

Principal on Special Assignment for Equity and Family Engagement

Greece Central School District

750 Maiden Lane

Rochester, NY 14615

(585) 966-2955

Greece Professional Learning Center

For registration questions, please contact:

Greece Professional Learning Center