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Session Title: Centering On Instructional Equity
Session Description: The educators who are most successful at disrupting inequity intentionally integrate social emotional learning with cognitive skills that support student achievement. Highlander Institute’s Culturally Responsive & Sustaining Pedagogy (CRSP) Framework is rooted in a strong sense of belonging, "Academic Mindsets are four key beliefs which deeply influence our behaviors as learners, and which enable learning success. These mindsets affect our motivation, strategies, and perseverance. They are:
• I belong in this learning community.
• I can change my abilities through effort (a growth mindset).
• I can succeed.
• This work has value and purpose for me."
- Mindset Works, and a supportive academic classroom community that positions students for ongoing academic progress. Embedded in the framework are processes for building awareness of deficit-oriented structures and compliance-based systems that contribute to persistent achievement gaps. Further, an emphasis on both relevance and rigor develops critical thinking skills while grounding learning in topics that are important to students and mobilizing them to act in ways that benefit their families, their communities, and society. Join us for an overview of the CRSP framework. Participants will leave with a series of proactive strategies to center planning efforts at the classroom and school levels.
Presenters: Malika Ali, Chief Innovation Officer & Heidi Vazquez, Partner
Session Date/Time: Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 8:45AM ET & 10:30AM ET