“We Got This: Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be

Course Number: PLAT-SPRING-19-11
GL Account Number: 20.2212.805.0075.6131.00275.1.02105
Model: Certified Teacher
Type: Professional Learning Action Team Workshops
Beginning Date: 2/1/2019
Start Time: N/A
Location: VIRTUAL
Room: n/a
Sessions: 12
Instructor: AMANDA KELLY
Credits: 1
Course Stipend: Yes
Stipend Amount: $300.00
Salary Credits:
Clock Hours: 12
Course Description: Sharpen your superpowers by studying Cornelius Minor’s new book, “We Got This: Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be.” In this course we will learn how authentically listening to kids is the closest thing to a superpower that we have. “We Got This” identifies tools, attributes, and strategies that can augment our listening, allowing us to make powerful moves toward equity by broadening access to learning for all children. This is an online, self-paced, and 12 hour course combining book readings with powerful activities and opportunities to immediately implement strategies from the book.

How will this workshop initiate a new study or extend work you have begun into the following school year?

Stage 1 - Desired Results: Enduring Understanding(s) & Essentials Question(s): EU: If we are not doing equity, we are not doing education. EU: Powerful teaching is rooted in powerful listening. EQ: How do teachers ensure access and equity for all students? EQ: How does authentic listening impact teaching?

Stage 1 - Desired Results: Knowledge & Skills Knowledge: Participants will know: how to plan and revises lessons to ensure access and equity ways to look anew at explicit and tacit rules that consistently affect groups of students unequally suggestions for leaning into classroom community when it feels like the kids are against you ideas for using universal design that make curriculum relevant and accessible advocacy strategies for making classroom and schoolwide changes that expand access to opportunity to your students

Participants will be able to: Conduct student interviews Write and reflect on lesson plans that ensure equity for all Identify potential barriers for success for struggling students Respond to questions that affect change Plan for equity and access in the classroom

Stage 2 - Assessment Evidence: Completed Assignments including: Lesson Plan Thinking Chart Listening to Kids Organizer Thinking About Kids in My Classroom Chart (barriers) Questions That Help Guide Change Responses to Discussion questions Chapter Reflections

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