This course is designed to help k-12 educators gain a greater awareness of the many facets of diversity within their school community and beyond. Through introspective and insightful learning, emphasis is placed on comprehending a personal worldview and appreciating the worldview of others as they pertain to diversity. We will discuss relevant, specific topics such as creating working definitions of diversity and racism; confronting negative assumptions and homophobia in the k-12 classroom; interpreting the importance of racial identity in America and the necessity for effective communication in diversity awareness. In the end, participants will be equipped to infuse effective strategies for use in any curriculum and to provide a rationale for the importance for seeking diversity awareness as an initiative for every student. There will also be a no cost field study project that will take place during instruction time.
Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 offers the Multi-Tiered Systems (MTSS) of Support Series, formerly known as RtII, to elementary and secondary teams. Participation in this training series affords building teams the opportunity to develop a well-integrated system that connects general, remedial, and special education services. IU consultants provide strong support in the areas of systematic data collection, effective interventions, and ongoing data analysis of student progress. Teams are also able to share experiences related to the implementation of scientifically-based practices and the use of data-based decision making procedures.
The Response to Instruction and Intervention Moodle site provides access to links and information useful to schools implementing the MTSS framework.
- Teacher: Ashley Hess
Resources and materials for completing an Administrator's SLO and Correlation Data
Student Learning Objective is a process to document a measure of educator effectiveness based on student achievement of content standards. Materials and resource available.