With support from OSPI’s Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB), the World Affairs Council of Seattle’s Global Classroom is excited to launch a professional growth series on Social and Emotional Learning: Culturally Responsive Teaching. The goals of this series are to support teachers in their professional growth by reflecting on how cultural diversity is taught in their classrooms; creating teacher leaders within their schools and professional learning communities; and examining conversations about race, equity, and power. In addition, teachers will reflect on these issues within the context of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL).
Educators will identify a professional growth goal related to SEL and culturally-responsive teaching and develop a Professional Growth Plan (PGP). During the school year, Global Classroom will support teachers with resources, professional development activities, and opportunities to reflect on their pedagogy around culturally-responsive teaching.
As a part of completing their PGP, educators will participate in three SEL workshops taking place,
Thursday, November 19th, 2020 | 4:00 - 6:00PM
Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 | 4:00 - 6:00PM
Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 |4:00 - 6:00PM
Co-facilitating each workshop will be award winning author and racial equity and diversity consultant, Dr. Anu Taranath (University of Washington). We will be providing a modest $100 stipend to teachers for their participation in the project. Upon completion of their PGP and the program, teachers will receive 25 clock hours. In addition to the workshops, we will be introducing a platform for teachers to utilize in between workshops to encourage collaboration and further develop relationships across districts and schools. Teachers will also be provided with additional resources to supplement their PGP work and have access to unique programs offered by the World Affairs Council of Seattle. While the PGPs are self-directed, this is a unique opportunity to collaborate with other educators across Washington State and receive support from Global Classroom.
We hope you will consider participating in our Global Classroom PGP Project. Space is limited, so please contact Global Classroom Director, Ryan Hauck, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Global Classroom Coordinator, Julianna Patterson, at email@example.com by Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 with questions or for more information.