Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain – Book Study & Working Group

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Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain – Book Study & Working Group

Thursday, Feb 15, 2024
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cassandra Hayes, Mo Harper Desir & Micheal Gibson
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Sharrone Blanck

Cover of the book for the seriesParticipants receive a free book. The full schedule is below.

Join us in this 7-part series as we read, study and implement the brain-based teaching framework outlined in Zaretta Hammond’s book Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students.

This supported learning and implementation series is divided into two parts. We will begin with a book study for 4 sessions and conclude with working groups for 3 sessions. Participants will read the assigned chapters prior to the book study meeting. The facilitators will review key points, answer questions and facilitate small group discussions in grade bands. The working group sessions are spaces to plan your implementation for your classroom, share what worked, and think together about next steps. The working groups will be done primarily in grade bands. Cassandra Hayes, Mo Harper Desir and Micheal Gibson are the facilitators.

All meetings are on Thursdays. For book study sessions, please complete the reading prior to the meeting. Working group sessions are intended to be a space to share ideas, plan implementation, and think together.

  • February 15 | Book Study | Introduction – Chapter 3
  • February 29 | Book Study | Chapters 4 & 5
  • March 14 | Book Study | Chapters 6 & 7
  • March 28 | Book Study | Chapters 8 & 9
  • April 11 | Working Group
  • April 25 | Working Group
  • May 9 | Working Group

Register Now!

SAVE THE DATE – November 1, 2024

Ms Hammond will be at HCOE presenting key concepts from her book and answering your questions. Because you have participated in this series, grown your mindset, and implemented the strategies your questions, rooted in applied knowledge, will be included in this amazing Q & A opportunity. This book includes:

  • Information on how one’s culture programs the brain to process data an affects learning relationships
  • Ten “key moves” to build students’ learner operating systems and prepare them to become independent learners
  • Prompts for action and valuable self -reflection