Most schools are experiencing growing numbers of culturally and linguistically diverse students. That means school leaders must insure that all teachers regardless of their racial or ethnic background are able to support diverse students so that they reach their maximum potential in the classroom. In this workshop, we will explore the areas of leadership school principals and teacher-leaders need to develop in order to get teachers to become more culturally and linguistically responsive. The expectation isn't that principals need to become professional developers but instead stronger instructional leaders.
Ms. Hammond will share the most high leverage components of culturally responsive teaching that get struggling students to become more independent learners. She will show leaders how to leverage staff meetings and other structures to build teacher capacity in these areas.
For the past 22 years, the Urban Leadership Academy has provided programming and sustained dialogue focused on the continuous professional development of school leaders. Each workshop provides educational leaders the opportunity to explore the complexity of leading learning organizations in order to better serve students.