Wednesday, May 20, 2015

EMI Professional Development



 INITIATIVES for DEVELOPING EQUITY and ACHIEVEMENT for Students  

Summer 2015 IDEAS courses 

IDEAS 25-hour (2 credits) course

IDEAS 1 Anti-Racist School Practices to Support the Success of All Students (Formerly known as EMI 1)
This course is designed to introduce educators to the complex issues raised by race and racism and their impact on student engagement and achievement. This course will provide educators with an understanding of racial identity and the importance of building authentic student teacher relationships. This course will also help educators increase their skills of cultural proficiency.
Course # Su15IDEAS1A 
Course dates:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 7, 9, 14 and 16 from 8:30 to 3:30
Instructors: Johnny Cole and JoAnne Kazis

IDEAS 1 Anti-Racist School Practices to Support the Success of All Students (Formerly known as EMI 1)
This course is designed to introduce educators to the complex issues raised by race and racism and their impact on student engagement and achievement. This course will provide educators with an understanding of racial identity and the importance of building authentic student teacher relationships. This course will also help educators increase their skills of cultural proficiency.
Course # Su15IDEAS1b 
Course dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 21, 23, 28 and 30 from 8:30 - 3:30
Instructors: Jennifer Vautour and Margaret Credle Thomas

IDEAS 12.5-hour (1 credit) courses

Difficult Conversations: Talking About Race and Racism with Students, Colleagues, and Parents/Guardians
This course is designed to help educators develop a better understanding of ways to address and respond to issues of race and racism on a personal and professional level. Participants will consider the experiences of students and families from ethnically or racially diverse backgrounds in predominantly white schools, and will examine both the barriers to/challenges of talking about race/racism/ethnicity and strategies for engaging in productive discussions. 
Course # SU15DC
Course dates:  Tuesday July 14 and Thursday July 16 from 8:30 to 3:30
Instructors: Paula Martin and Brad Watters

Strategies for Examining and Addressing the Academic Achievement Gap
This course provides participants with an opportunity to explore concepts of racial identity development, micro-aggressions, and colorblindness. Research by Derald W. Sue, Ron Ferguson, and others is highlighted. Participants will examine how race, ethnicity, and racism influence academic achievement. Participants will develop culturally proficient skills and identify successful strategies that promote excellence and equity in the educational environment.
Course # Su15SEAA 
Course dates:  Tuesday July 21 and Thursday 23 from 8:30 t0 3:30
Instructors: Claudia Fox Tree and Jennifer Wolfrum

Understanding Self-Efficacy: Helping Students Do Their Best Work
This course provides participants with an opportunity to explore concepts of self efficacy, effective praise, and attribution theory. Research by Carol Dweck, Claude Steele, and others is highlighted through experiential activities. Participants will examine how a student's perception of him/herself as a learner influences their academic engagement and performance.~ Participants will learn how to use a "strengths approach," create a growth mindset environment, emphasize mistakes as part of the learning process, and give constructive feedback to promote student success in the school setting. 
Course # SU15USE 
Course dates:  Tuesday August 11 and Thursday August 13 from 8:30 t0 3:30
Instructors: Claudia Fox Tree and Johnny Cole

IDEAS 5 - hour Seminar

Integrating Conversations of Diversity at the Middle/High School Level
This 5 hour course is designed for educators who wish to deepen their understanding of how to move their teaching and classroom practice towards cultural proficiency.~ We will examine how to integrate~issues of identity and equity~into any subject area through student-centered activities that are designed to promote conversations about~stereotypes, prejudice, and forms of systemic oppression.~~Current research about the influence of race, ethnicity and racism on academic achievement and the implementation of culturally proficient skills will be illustrated through simulated activities.
Seminar # SUICD 
Seminar date:  August 5th from 9:00 ñ 2:30
Instructors: Claudia Fox Tree and Jennifer Wolfrum


To register contact the person responsible for professional development in your district.  REGISTRATION DEADLINE is May 28th
Courses with insufficient enrollment will be cancelled.

For more information or to answer any questions contact ellistern123@gmail.com

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