Beyond Diversity:Continuing the Journey Administrative and Supervisory Meeting December 2, 2010
Goals • As educators, examine how race impacts students and what teachers, principals, and others can do to improve student learning across racial groups. • Delve deeply into Glenn Singleton’s work in Courageous Conversations in order to deepen participants’ understanding of race and culture and lead to more effective teaching and learning.
Goals • Work to define the personal significance and social significance of belonging to a particular racial group. • Support educators in developing the requisite cultural proficiency necessary to appropriately serve our increasingly diverse schools and society.
Administrative and Supervisory Meeting Structure • 60-90 minute sessions in the morning for whole group, assisted by consultant Donna Graves. • Facilitated conversations in small groups in the afternoon around Courageous Conversations.
Two Stories… • Julio • Brandon
Personal Reflection • What was powerful for you in the students’ stories? • Anything surprising? • What questions do their stories raise for you?
Partner Conversations • What are your reactions to the students’ stories? • What surprised you? • What may be troubling you? • What questions do their stories raise for you?
Table Conversations • What are implications for the work in which we are engaging as educators to address the racial achievement gap? • What do we already know? • What do we still need to know? • How can we find out what we need to know?
Personal Reflection What might be parts of your own “racial autobiography”?