Culturally Proficient Education

Author: Randall B. Lindsey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412970865
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Using the framework of cultural proficiency, this timely resource offers educators the knowledge and skills to maximize educational opportunities for all students, independent of students' socioeconomic status.

Cultural Proficiency

Author: Randall B. Lindsey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506390560
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Our students’ futures depend upon it: If we’re to guarantee equitable access and improved academic outcomes for our historically underserved students, then we must first confront the deeply rooted biases and practices that for far too long have limited them. That’s where Cultural Proficiency: A Manual for School Leaders has already benefited tens of thousands of schools leaders--and the students, teachers, and communities they serve. Cultural Proficiency helps us all establish a mindset and worldview for effectively describing and responding to inequities. Its inside-outside approach to leadership is grounded in the assumption that honest introspection is a requirement to leading equity-driven change. And now, with updated content, new case studies, expanded vignettes, new activities and study guides, and an updated matrix, this fourth edition is more urgently needed than ever. What leaders love most is the way Cultural Proficiency lays the groundwork for powerful organizational growth with resources to: Engage colleagues in collaborative dialogue about creating powerful teaching and learning environments Recognize and respond to both individual and group differences to break down barriers Use the Cultural Proficiency Continuum to assess the limitations of school practices and identify opportunities to shift the culture Take this first step on the Cultural Proficiency journey and soon enough you, too, can create equitable educational opportunities and more inclusive environments in which differences are embraced. “This book is a riveting and unparalleled resource for all educational merchants of hope. . . . The insights, learning strategies, and professional development structures in this edition illuminate a path for all leaders to successfully commit to the journey of being equity champions!” --Dr. Erick E. Witherspoon, National Director of Equity Professional Development Services Generation Ready “There is no greater honor than to have one’s professional work become the inspiration for a new way of thinking, and transformative literature and action that change the world for schools and the children and youth they serve. I am grateful that the ideas have been so skillfully brought to scale by these authors.” --Dr. Terry L. Cross, MSW, Founder and Senior Advisor National Indian Child Welfare Association

Culturally Proficient Learning Communities

Author: Delores B. Lindsey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412972272
Format: PDF
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Integrating the four Tools of Cultural Proficiency with the PLC framework, this guide provides school leaders with practical strategies for building equity-focused PLCs to help all students achieve.

Culturally Proficient Instruction

Author: Kikanza J. Nuri-Robins
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452269521
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Are you doing all you can to improve teaching and learning? Culturally proficient instruction is the result of an inside-out journey during which you explore your values and behaviors while evaluating practices of your workplace. In the newest version of their best-selling book, the authors invite you to reflect on how you engage with your students and your colleagues as a community of learners. The third edition includes: An updated discussion of standards-based education guidelines A conceptual framework for the tools of cultural proficiency New language for understanding the microaggressions of dominant cultures An integrated guide for use with study groups

Culturally Proficient Coaching

Author: Delores B. Lindsey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452299455
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Get the solution to the equity equation: cultural insight plus coaching! To arm educators with the tools necessary to close the achievement gap, this straightforward guide blends the Five Essential Elements of Cultural Proficiency with the Five States of Mind of Cognitive CoachingSM. It offers a practical strategy for being mindfully attuned to—and leveraging—cultural diversity to optimize student learning. Boosting educators’ cultural confidence and consciousness while honing their coaching skills, this interactive resource features: Action-planning worksheets Reflective questions Coaching maps and conversation vignettes Real-life examples through a composite case story

Culturally Proficient Practice

Author: Reyes L. Quezada
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452283982
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Help your English learning students achieve academic success! Designed to empower educators to become agents of change in their classrooms, schools, and communities, this guide introduces the principles of Cultural Proficiency and how they can help improve educators’ ability to effectively teach English language learners. This book features: Activities that build core Cultural Proficiency skills and promote personal transformation A chapter-by-chapter rubric for working effectively with English learning students A conversation-starting case story featuring the River View School District Strategies for using action research to improve the success of English learning students

Culturally Proficient Inquiry

Author: Randall B. Lindsey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452211469
Format: PDF, ePub
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Use inquiry to promote equity and transform your school’s educational environment! Using cultural proficiency as a lens, the authors guide practitioners through the process of gathering and analyzing data to meet the needs of historically underserved students. This book outlines a critical evaluation process and provides rubrics to examine why some students are not being educated to their full potential. With a CD-ROM of tables and spreadsheets for data entry, the book show educators how to: Encourage discussions about educational equity Create a realistic picture of a school's cultural and economic diversity Initiate authentic systemic change Effectively respond to NCLB mandates

A Culturally Proficient Society Begins in School

Author: Carmella S. Franco
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412986532
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Three Latina superintendents tell their stories, discuss how to educate all students, and share their vision to transform schools into places of equity and excellence.

Culturally Proficient Collaboration

Author: Diana L. Stephens
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452269629
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Optimize school counselors and raise your school’s cultural competence The authors make a compelling case for recognizing professional school counselors as leaders of 21st-century change rather than "gatekeepers" of the status quo. Today’s school leaders need to acknowledge counselors’ value in the necessary work of providing equitable resources and opportunities for children in today’s multicultural environment. Aligned with the American School Counselor Association National Model for school counseling programs, this book provides a conceptual framework and practical protocols for utilizing school counselors as: Change agents for school improvement Creators of results-based programs Equity advocates for all students This book shows how to make the most of school leadership teams by empowering counselors to contribute to each school’s success.

Opening Doors

Author: Trudy T. Arriaga
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506301444
Format: PDF
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See how one school district made cultural proficiency real—and how you can too! This book tells the story of Ventura Unified School District's successful implementation of cultural proficiency, which opened long-closed doors for marginalized students and returned gains on every key success metric. Most importantly, it will empower you to do the same for your school or district. Resources include: A method for evaluating the impact of educational decisions on students' access to learning A clearly outlined three-year implementation plan for making your school culturally proficient A content-rich companion website that includes templates and forms for implementing the book’s suggestions