In this professional development offering, teachers and paraprofessionals who work with students in all grades and subjects will learn what cultural competency and diversity means, and why it is important to develop cultural competencies and identify and value diversities in their classrooms. Attendees will begin to build the capacity for cultural self-assessment. They will learn the importance of strategically planning lessons that reflect the cultures representative of the children they teach. Participants will also learn how implicit and explicit biases play a part in a teacher’s ability to effectively teach ALL children. They will begin to develop skills that enable them to respect diversity within and among cultures; avoid stereotyping and overgeneralizations; use effective learner-centered and parent-centered interactive communication skills to form and maintain constructive and collaborative relationships with students and families; and incorporate students’ cultural backgrounds into daily teaching practice as a way to honor and value diversity, build cultural competencies, and enhance the classroom environment and instruction.
This professional development is aligned to the CPS Framework for Teaching Components 1b, 2a, 2b, 3c, 4a, 4c, and 4d.
Instructor: Walter Taylor, NBCT
Course Dates: 9/17/2019, 9/24/2019, and 10/1/2019
Course Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: CTUF Quest Center, 1901 W. Carroll Ave., Chicago, IL 60612
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Please register with a non-cps email address. You will also need your IEIN number.
Below is the link to obtain your Illinois Educator Identification Number (IEIN#), which is now required by ISBE to award any professional development hours to any individual taking professional development for recertification credits.
Type this link in your browser. http://www.isbe.net Then click on Teacher then click on Log into ELIS then click on Educator Access and login to obtain your IEIN#.
In order to receive any credit, participants must be in attendance for the entire offering.
No refunds will be issued unless the offering is canceled by CTUF Quest Center.