Agenda Item
Meeting Date:
6/9/2022 - 6:30 PM  
Culturally Responsive Teaching Certification Presentations (7:50 to 8:20)  
ACPS Division Objective :
Goal 1
Thriving Students
Goal 2
Affirming and Empowering Communities
IGAK - Equity Education  
File Attachment:
School Board_CRT Presentation.pdf
The ACPS homegrown Culturally Responsive Teaching model was initiated in 2008 by a team of Diversity Resource Teachers. They promoted the notion that students of teachers who are properly trained in Culturally Responsive Teaching pedagogy will outperform similar students of non trained teachers in Culturally Responsive Teaching. To prove this hypothesis, tools for professional training and structures to validate the assumption were developed. In 2015-16, six educators received training and field-tested a certification process. The end goal was accomplished by validating the quality of the training and how it transferred to everyday planning and effective instructional delivery practices, strategies, and routines. Four of the six met the criteria. This year 158 educators met the requirements to receive a credential in Culturally Responsive Teaching. Many of these educators will be featured presenters and celebrated at the seventh annual equity conference on June 11, 2022.

Two educators will present an abbreviated version of their certification portfolios. Megan Wood will share her transformative leadership shifts as a middle school principal. Paula Gately will share evidence of her student's growth based on lessons learned from characteristic number two of the credentialing process. She has documented intentional steps taken to validate her approach to teaching to and through culture as she planned curriculum and instruction that was differentiated, rigorous, and relevant as an elementary teacher.
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Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Bernard Hairston - Assistant Superintendent
Signed By:  
Dr. Matthew Haas - Superintendent