HELP: A Charge to Become a "Drum Major" for Equity and Justice
Wednesday January 13, 2021 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
This session will give a comprehensive overview of why valuing the cultural background and norms of students and communities is a critically important professional disposition for teachers and administrators. Specifically, this presentation utilizes the Critical HELP framework to explain:
- a historical analysis of racism within an American context that still intersects in schools and classrooms
- the difference between equality and equity
- the importance of students experiencing a sense of belonging
- exemplar practices techniques that teachers can utilize in the classroom, and administrators in the school community.
The aim of this session is to challenge teachers and administrators to increase their practical and theoretical capacities to engage all learners, in a manner that aligns with authentic practices pertaining to equity and social justice.
- Examine the Critical HELP framework.
- Determine steps on how to apply the framework in their current educational role and function.
- Identify and understand the impact of equity and inclusion professional learning and its systemic impact.
General Education Teachers
Special Education Teachers
Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Tina Rife, at 717-901-2278, or email@example.com