Culturally Relevant Teaching Workshop Series: #3
Title: They Mirror What We Give
Presenters: Jasmine Locke, Teacher, Stoller Middle School, Christy Wilson, Teacher, Fir Grove Elementary School, Beaverton School District
Description: What happens when our most behaviorally problematic kids feel accepted for who they really are? What if they fail and disrupt, and our response is to welcome them more warmly? What happens when we remember that they had a past before us and they will have a future beyond us? In this session, we will discuss stories, scenarios, and our symbiotic relationship with students. We will share strategies that build relationships and overcome student-teacher conflicts.
Bios: Jasmine Locke is a middle school social studies and English teacher in the Beaverton School District (BSD). She is a district leader who serves as co-chair of the Superintendent's Advisory Council and on the Equity Leadership Team, Social Studies Cadre (adoption committee for BSD), WorldOregon Education Advisory Council as well as a part of Oregon Ethnic Studies Panel. She is currently working towards her master’s in Educational Leadership as well as her license in administration and is considered an equity thought leader by her colleagues.
Christy Wilson began her educational journey working in youth camps and has since taught every grade K-8. Through her 26 years of work in CA and OR as a mainstream classroom teacher, instructional specialist, ELL specialist, and student manager, she has established herself as an advocate for students and school leaders promoting equity and restorative justice. She is currently teaching 5th grade at Fir Grove Elementary School and serves on the Beaverton School District Superintendent's Advisory Council. Her passion is making sure every student feels valued and loved.
Professional Development Units Offered: 2
This workshop is part of our Culturally Relevant Teaching Virtual Workshop Series.
Workshops will address the following Culturally Relevant Teaching practices (developed by Beaverton School District Equity Office and teacher representatives):
- Know Yourself- Explore how educator’s own experiences, attitudes, assumptions, values, and beliefs around race, language, culture, gender, and class impact their teaching and learning.
- Know Your Students- Learn how race, language, culture, gender, and class shape students' beliefs and expectations about learning.
- Capitalize On Student Expertise-Learn about students’ cultural capital – strengths and experiences they bring into the classroom.
- Make Language Count- Leverage the languages used in the classroom – vocabulary, nonverbal communications, native languages, and culturally specific communication styles.
Who should participate and why?
Educators should participate to:
- Leverage their CRT practices
- Learn new ideas, materials, and strategies
- Learn what other districts are doing and how they're problem solving