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Cultural Competency And Equity

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This course reinforces understanding of the school and community context, including the instructional implications of cultural, linguistic, socioeconomic, and political factors. Students will understand how to advocate for, nurture, and sustain a positive culture of learning, individual and collective accountability, and educational equity and diversity. Field experience, portfolio, and practicum will be reviewed.

This graduate-level course is 6 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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    Communicating with the School Community about Schoolwide Outcomes Data and Improvement Goals; Instituting a Collaborative, Ongoing Process of Monitoring and Revising the Growth Plan Based on Student Outcomes

    • Discuss skills and strategies for engaging all parents and guardians in the instructional program and in behavior management systems in ways that support high expectations.
    • Establish a culture of individual and collective accountability among the school community by developing and implementing an accountability system grounded in standards-based teaching and learning.
    • Understand how to engage faculty and staff in ongoing reflection and self-assessment relative to student outcomes.
    • Research and share strategies for building community capacity to achieve school improvement through involving the community in school improvement activities and engaging with the community in ongoing reflection relative to student outcomes.
    • Identify ways to continuously monitor progress of the school growth plan and outcomes and how to utilize data results to update the school growth plan as needed.

    Demonstrating Understanding of the School and Community Context, Including the Instructional Implications of Cultural/Linguistic, Socioeconomic, and Political Factors

    • Identify policies and practices for determining student learning needs, placing students in appropriate learning contexts, and ensuring full access to the curriculum for all students.
    • Formulate collaborative, positive, and equitable behavior management systems that promote and support a collaborative, positive culture of learning.
    • Define the principles of educational equity and diversity, and identify ways to provide equitable access to the school’s curriculum and programs.
    • Describe how mental health conditions can impact student achievement.
    • Identify barriers to learning, such as discriminatory practices and personal and institutional bias, and discuss ways to minimize or eliminate these barriers.

    Working With Others to Identify Student and School Needs and to Develop a Data-Based School Growth Plan; Identifying and Using Available Human, Fiscal, and Material Resources to Implement the School Growth Plan

    • Research theories and strategies for both communicating with and involving multiple constituencies in identifying student and school needs and working with others to improve student learning opportunities and outcomes for all students, including English learners and students with special needs.
    • Identify strategies for involving multiple constituencies in sharing and using data to assess and diagnose instructional needs and define student, staff, and community goals for continuous improvement.
    • Collaboratively design a school growth plan consistent with a school’s vision and goals.
    • Research both culturally responsive, student-centered classroom management and schoolwide positive discipline intervention and prevention strategies that address student social and mental health needs.
    • Explain strategies for building staff capacity to promote school improvement through implementing systems of support and development and integrating opportunities for continuous learning into the educational environment.
    • Coordinate the identification, acquisition, development, and use of internal and external resources to provide support for implementing the school growth plan.

    Developing and Articulating a Vision of Teaching and Learning for the School Consistent With the Local Education Agencyâ s Overall Vision and Goals

    • Identify skills and strategies for facilitating the development of a shared, student-centered vision with and across multiple constituencies.
    • Critique the components of a sound and sustainable school vision, including applying data from multiple measures of student learning to develop a vision of teaching and learning for all students.
    • Investigate strategies for developing, nurturing, mobilizing, and leveraging community support for the school, its programs, and activities, to promote equity and success for all student groups.
    • Research skills and strategies for trust building, team building, consensus building, and conflict resolution for promoting a sense of shared responsibility among all members of the multicultural educational community.
    • Identify potential barriers to accomplishing the vision and effective ways to work with others to address and overcome barriers.
    • Recognize the importance of communicating information about the school on a regular and predictable basis to all families through a variety of media and ensuring that all constituents have ample access to information sources.

    Promoting Implementation of Kâ 12 Standards, Pedagogical Skills, Effective Instructional Practices, and Student Assessments for Content Instruction

    • Illustrate practices on how to advocate, nurture, and sustain a positive culture of learning that emphasizes high expectations and an instructional program that promotes success for all student groups.
    • Summarize California’s K–12 student academic content standards and state-adopted assessment systems for measuring student performance.
    • Analyze appropriate and best instructional practices for all learners, including English learners, students with special needs, and students who are gifted/talented.
    • Identify valid processes for developing appropriate and effective classroom assessments as one source of multiple data about teacher effectiveness and student learning.
    • Understand the purpose, role, and use of multiple assessments to continuously evaluate student learning.

    Evaluating, Analyzing, and Providing Feedback on the Effectiveness of Classroom Instruction to Promote Student Learning and Teacher Professional Growth

    • Analyze research-based strategies for building staff capacity through systems of support and development, integrating opportunities for continuous learning into the educational environment, and engaging faculty and staff in ongoing reflection, self-assessment, and self-directed change and improvement.
    • Investigate methods and approaches to providing constructive feedback to teachers based on classroom observations and analysis of student work and assessments.
    • Identify ways to promote student engagement in understanding the learning objectives, how to achieve the learning objectives, and the multiple ways to access the curriculum.
    • Evaluate classroom structures, schedules, instructional materials, and grouping practices that support teaching and learning goals, facilitate active learning, and promote student reflection and inquiry.
    • Research and share how to create a dynamic learning environment that appropriately integrates technology to facilitate student learning, creativity, and collaboration.
    • Understand and maximize the relationships between student behavior management systems and student success.
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