National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems. Shelley Zion, Project Coordinator University of Colorado, Denver. Purpose. Provide technical assistance and professional development to.
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Shelley Zion, Project Coordinator
University of Colorado, Denver
Provide technical assistance and professional development to
Culturally responsive practices
Positive behavioral supports
increase the use of prevention and
early intervention strategies,
decrease inappropriate referrals to special education, and
increase the number of schools using effective literacy and behavioral interventions for students who are culturally and linguistically diverse.
Supporting state education agencies and local school systems to assure a quality, culturally responsive education for all students.
NCCRESt supports the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as it extends the goals of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
Key Activities Systems
Culturally responsive educational systems are grounded in the belief that students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds excel in academic endeavors when
Culturally responsive educational systems benefit all students.
Culturally responsive educational systems are concerned with instilling ethics of care, respect, and responsibility in the professionals who serve culturally and linguistically diverse students.
What it is not:
intrinsic or family-based
Conceptual Framework for Understanding Disproportionality: Beliefs, Policies, and Practices
Society at Large
FEDERAL AND STATE POLICIES
School District Policies and Practices
High Stakes Testing
Improved general ed instruction
Legal requirements at federal and state levels concerning the determination of eligibility for special education.
Teacher and administrator quality indicators and procedures for working collaboratively with universities and school districts to improve preparation and professional development programs.
Governmental policies and mandates related to school financing and the allocation of resources.
Re-examine & Revise
Accountability measures, including how high stakes testing results are used to evaluate schools.
Collaboration and Partnerships
Special & General Ed
Teacher education programs
as part of
Networking and Dissemination
Alfredo J. Artiles, Vanderbilt University
Janette K. Klingner, University of Colorado at Boulder
Elizabeth B. Kozleski, University of Colorado at Denver
Cheryl A. Utley, Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, University of Kansas
Grace Zamora Durán, Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education
Carolyn Ottke-Moore, Materials & Event Developer
Rhona Jackson, Project Administrator
Steve Kennedy, Policy Analyst
Jennifer Quinlan, Web Master
Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins, Professional Development Coordinator
Jenn Light, Instructional Technology
Heraldo Richards, Researcher
University of Colorado at Denver
Director, Networking and Dissemination
David P. Riley, Education Development Center, Inc.
Continuous Improvement Data Analysts
David Gibson, VIMST
Michael Knapp, VIMST