Leadership for Diverse Student Populations

Focus Area: Leading Through Change
Audience:

Instructional Coaches, Leaders

Pathway: Understanding

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Overview

The lack of ample representation advocating for students with a wide array of needs in our schools can impact not only their current learning and overall performance, but more saliently, their future options and life’s trajectory. The dimensions of diversity are consistently and rapidly rising.  Some of the most commonly found diverse student groups include, but are not limited to:

  • Racially and culturally diverse learners
  • English learners (ELs)
  • Students with Disabilities
  • Gifted and Talented (GT)

To meet the growing needs of diverse student groups requires educators at every level in the organization, regardless of the values they hold, to work in tandem to ensure student success. This 2-hour virtual workshop is designed to support school leaders in understanding the fundamental elements of the programs serving diverse student group’ needs and determine ways to enhance their leadership practice to support them.

Specifications

  • 2 hours
  • Participants will need a computer with access to Zoom, a camera, a microphone, and stable Internet connectivity

Outcome

I ensure diverse student groups have access to the tools and resources required to achieve educational success.

Learning Experience

Define

  • Define the key challenges of specific diverse student groups
  • Define the requirements for supporting diverse student groups
  • Define the ways leaders can ensure the interests of diverse student groups

Explore

  • Explore BL Strategies designed to support diverse student populations
  • Explore specific strategies to enhance teacher support

Build

  • Build a plan to support diverse student populations by sythesizing the day’s learning
  • Share and exchange feedback on the plans