As a way to support educators across our region to incorporate educational equity into policies, procedures, and classroom practices that ensure all students receive what they need to succeed academically, the Region X Equity Assistance Center (EAC) is hosting a series of 12 free professional development webinars this spring. The series runs from April through June.
Topic areas include:
- Improving instruction to meet the needs of all learners
- Making culturally responsive improvements in mathematics instruction
- Shifting toward a culturally responsive Common Core
- Supporting English Learners Through pre-, during-, and post-reading scaffolds
“Providing an equitable education for all students calls for educators to become well versed in different strategies and continually update their knowledge base,” says EAC Region X Director Yvonne Ryans. “These webinars address current educational topics in our region.”
Education Northwest’s Patrice Woods, whose experiences range from seven years as a classroom teacher to serving as a state-level mathematics program manager for school improvement, is presenting three math-based webinars beginning on April 28. “I hope participants come away with strategies they can implement immediately and a thirst for further study and implementation of culturally relevant practices that demonstrate improved mathematics learning for students,” she says.
With deep experience facilitating school and system improvement initiatives in the Northwest region, Jacob Williams kicks off the series on April 19 with a webinar titled “Good Instruction for All” in which participants will learn a set of high leverage yet simple-to-implement instructional characteristics that can improve outcomes for all students. Williams additional webinars will introduce a framework that allows for the preparation of instruction that is differentiated for all students and provide a way to look more closely at discipline data to ensure the application of school discipline equally.