Teachers enrolled in this course will...

Know

  1. what the achievement gap is and which students “fall” into it.
  2. all of the most important data and statistics regarding disparities in achievement in the United States.
  3. what causes the achievement gap.
 

Understand

  1. how current practices may either intentionally or inadvertently isolate minority students and turn them away from education.
  2. how effective teaching practices and positive school/district policy can affect student achievement.
  3. how systemic discrimination results from hidden inequities in opportunity.
 

and Be Able To

  1. identify current practices within his or her district, school, and/or classroom that contribute to or help close the achievement gap.
  2. handle / discuss ideas in closing the achievement gap with both honesty and sensitivity.
  3. use student perception to guide change in their own classrooms and schools.
  4. immediately implement a variety of teaching tools and strategies that can help close the achievement gap in their classrooms.

and much, much more!

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