Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 12/6/2018 - 6:30 PM
Type: Info
Subject: Culturally Responsive Teaching Professional Development Design (8:30 to 8:50)
ACPS Division Objective :
Objective 3
We will improve opportunity and achievement.
File Attachment:
School Board Meeting Presentation- 12_18 CRT.pptx
Summary: The design of the ACPS Culturally Responsive Teaching model is specific to addressing the most daunting educational challenge of our time: the achievement gap. This unique homegrown model is getting results. The model is grounded in the conviction that all educators can adjust their mindsets and instructional practices to better meet the needs of the cultures of the students they serve. Delivering relevant and useful professional development training is key to successfully implementing Culturally Responsive Teaching. We have valued the rewards of a balanced emphasis on what happens after the professional development training. The model is designed to broaden skills for teaching to and through the background and experiences of all of our students to decrease gaps in engagement, motivation, and academic achievement.

This presentation will outline the current structure that is working to address the gaps in achievement, through professional development and follow up initiatives, given the available resources. We will share some thoughts for serving a broader community of committed learners while keeping our main focus on the quality of the professional learning we deliver and the impact on student achievement that results from implementation of this model.
Recommendation: Receive as Information
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Bernard Hairston - Assistant Superintendent
Signed By:
Dr. Matt Haas - Superintendent