Teaching With a Cultural Eye Institute
October 14 - 16, 2010. Oakland, CA
The Teaching With A Cultural Eye Institute is a three-day, nonresidential institute for new or experienced teachers, principals, and administrators interested in moving equity to the center of instructional practice.
The Institute addresses the increasing need for educators to develop the skills and awareness necessary to successfully interact with students and families from diverse backgrounds, and to integrate that awareness into their teaching and leadership practice.
Participants examine the ways that their own cultural identities influence their interactions with students, parents, and colleagues.
- Through the Lens of Culture: Exploring Self Awareness. What we see in the world around us is a reflection of our own collection of experiences and identities (racial, socioeconomic, gender, sexual orientation, language, etc.)
- Seeing the Invisible: Systemic Oppression, Cultural Synchronicity, and Cultural Competence. Making the connection between systemic oppression and the lack of cultural synchronicity in many classrooms.
- Building a Learning Partnership. What do we need to learn about our students? How to we understand our students' responses?
- Formative Assessments. How formative assessments can help teachers look at student learning differently.
Cost: $750 for three-day non-residential Institute, located at Oakland’s historic Preservation Park. Includes meals and resource binder. Space is limited.
"This has been one of the most valuable activities I've participated in for a long time. I felt uncomfortable, challenged, and inspired. This will make a major difference in my classroom!" - Kathryn LaMance, 6th Grade Teacher, Knox County Schools, TN
"[I learned] how to integrate my understanding and practice of cultural competence into specific teaching moves that might address the needs of my lowest performing students." - Bob Adams Teacher / Math Chair, Portola Middle School, El Cerrito, CA
"I hope in the future that all schools start off with teachers learning these concepts. If they do I believe the world will change for the better; this is how education should be."
When & Where
National Equity Project
At The National Equity Project, we believe every child has the right to a quality education. We coach people to become the leaders who make good on that promise. Find out more at www.nationalequityproject.org.