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CULTURAL EQUITY EDUCATION PROJECT


Our mission is to cultivate a culture of respect to ensure our school district is welcoming for everyone.

Our vision is a school community in which every student and adult will experience a caring, equitable, and inclusive educational environment where all are valued.


2019 CTLE / IN-SERVICE WORKSHOPS

  • Offered through the Washingtonville Teacher Center
  • Sign up on My Learning Plan
  • In-service credit and CTLE available
  • Additional Workshops will be announced in Spring 2020

INTRO WORKSHOPS

  • Designed to train, educate, challenge, and empower educators to create Culturally Responsive Classrooms.
  • Topics include: Gender Equity, Anti-Semitism, Poverty, Immigration, People with Disabilities, Racism, LGBTQIA+

CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACE

  • Culturally and Literary Responsive Curriculum Practicum
  • Course begins 9/26 from 3:30 to 6:30pm.

MIRRORS & WINDOWS: SELECTING AND REPRESENTING ALL STUDENTS IN LITERATURE AND HISTORY

  • Examining the difference between literature that provides a mirror and a window to our students; we will explore literature and historical classroom teachings that have been harmful to all students, primarily students of color.

BOOK CLUB

A cooperative book study program focusing on multiple titles related to facilitating self-reflection and equitable teaching practices.


HISTORY

2016-2017

  • Respect Committee established at High School

2017-2018

  • Planning for Expansion
  • Survey Conducted
  • Community Involvement
  • Respect Committee becomes Cultural Equity Education Project

2018-2019

  • Middle School Expansion
  • October Conference Day
  • Workshop Series
  • BOE Presentation
  • Community Gathering
  • Equity Audit

2019-2020

  • Elementary Expansion
  • Workshop Series
  • Book Club
  • Integration of Students
  • Community Gatherings
  • Building-Level Meetings
  • Teaching Tolerance Training
  • “Speak Up At School”