Mission JH ONLY - Equity Literacy - Setting High Expectations for All
Studies have shown that when teachers hold high expectations of themselves and of their students, their school will experience an increase in student achievement. In an effort to improve how students experience school, leaders and staff should engage in discussions that lead to equity literacy. Equity literacy is defined as the "knowledge and skills educators need to become a threat to the existence of bias and inequity in our sphere of influence" (Gorski, 2018). In this session, you will engage in deep dialogue on topics related to education but are rarely discussed: bias, stereotypes, racism, oppression, and privilege. You will learn how your own identity can impact how you teach and how you redirect off-task behaviors.
You will also learn about micromessages – or verbal and nonverbal signals that we send to each other that can either serve to build up a person’s feelings of self-efficacy or cause that person to disengage from the learning community and thus have low self-efficacy (negatively affecting motivation, drive, attention). Come prepared to engage in real discussion about how teacher beliefs about the students and their families and of each other can have a positive or a negative impact on student achievement.
MIssion JH staff and administrators ONLY
Administration & Leadership
Culturally Responsive Teaching
Diagnosis / Removal of Obstacles to Student Learning
Diversity and Special Needs Populations
Instruction for Students with Diverse Needs
Workshop Fee will be charged to those who fail to show for a workshop.
To avoid the charge, Staff Development contacts for this workshop must be notified in writing at least 3 business days prior to workshop date.
Cancellation must include name, workshop # and email address.