This will be a two-part series designed as support for developing the African American Parent Advisory Councils for school sites and district offices. In these sessions we will provide resources that are aligned to parent engagement and the state priorities indicated in the California Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) requirements that support the goals of parent councils. We will introduce the newly adopted AAPAC Rubric as a resource for beginning an AAPAC.
Teams will work collaboratively to deepen their understanding and develop skills, strategies, and resources needed to support students from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds in the following areas:
- A Coherent Instructional Guidance System
- Ongoing Development of the Professional Capacity of Staff
- Culturally Responsive Instruction
- Student-Centered Learning Environments
- Strong Parent-Community School Connections
During each session of the institute, a dedicated time will be provided for teams to develop a plan of action, specific to their site that addresses a self-identified equity problem of practice.
This training, provided through the California Teachers Association Human Rights Department, will explore the understanding of cognitive biases and the influence those biases have on our perceptions and the decisions we make to enhance student learning and teaching in our increasingly diverse schools. Participants will receive tools to increase awareness about cognitive biases.
For more information regarding our AAPAC Academy, contact Talisa Sullivan, Ph.D., at 951-826-6432, you can also send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.