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Breaking Down Barriers: 3 Bias-Based Beliefs in School Practice and How These Beliefs Affect Student Achievement

Substantive research highlights the relevance of bias, both implicit and explicit as operating in school settings” (Fergus, 2017). In this session you will learn about biased-based beliefs that can impact student achievement of historically marginalized student groups. WHAT IF...there's more to the stories we tell ourselves about our students' home life, the decisions made by parents, and the communities in which they live? School staff ideologies about the students they teach can either have a positive or a negative effect on student outcomes. These "micromessages" either serve to motivate students into positive actions, or can bring down a student's esteem and self-efficacy causing the student to become disillusioned, disengaged, and lose motivation. The narrative must be altered to view our students’ abilities as opportunities rather than obstacles. In this session you can expect open discussion about racism and racial oppression that manifests itself in practices, policy, and in every day…”normal discussion.” There will be no closure in the discussions that arise as a result of the information presented in this session. However, the information learned can be used by school leaders as springboards for self-reflection and continued discussion and study and aid in selecting the right root cause analysis for school improvement activities. ***The length of this training is 3 hours, which meets the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists requirement for three hours of annual cultural diversity training.

Licensed Specialists in School Psychology.








Culturally Responsive Teaching
Diagnosis / Removal of Obstacles to Student Learning
Diversity and Special Needs Populations
Special Education

Dates, Times and Locations

Room Name Workshop Date Begin Time End Time
Education Service Center
Fort McIntosh Room
1/11/2019 8:30 AM 11:30 AM

Workshop Contacts

Name Type E-Mail Phone
Claudia Garcia Presenter
Jannette Reyes Presenter
Hilda Aguirre Contact (956) 984-6142
Brenda De La Garza Contact (956) 984-6202
Marissa Chavana Contact (956) 984-6241
Tere Longoria Contact (956) 984-6206
Perla Pulido Contact (956) 984-6261

Special Accomodations
For requests for special accommodations for this workshop, please contact one of the individuals listed above at least ten (10) business days prior to the workshop date.