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SOCIAL JUSTICE STANDARDS FROM TEACHING TOLERANCE

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Podcast from NPR Latino USA

When Students of Color Have White Teachers

Close to half the kids in America’s public schools are students of color. But the overwhelming majority of teachers are white. In Philadelphia, educators at John B. Stetson Charter School are trying to take culturally relevant approach to their classrooms.

Reporter Yowei Shaw went to Stetson to find out what kind of impact this approach is having on students of color.

This story comes from Raise Up, a project of Youth Speaks in collaboration with the Association of Independents in Radio, funding by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting as part of American Graduate.

http://latinousa.org/2014/12/05/students-color-white-teachers/

Article from NPRED

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11/15/17

MON 12/18 - 7:00 - 8:30 PM - Professional Development Center - Los Cerros MS - No guest speaker. Discussion of hosting multicultural events, international festivals, and the like will be our primary focus as well as discussion of mother/son and father/daughter events with plenty of time to socialize and address any additional topics of interest, ideas for next several meetings, and Q&A regarding Words Matter Week and more!

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11/15/17

 

What is Ed100?

Ed100 is a free, self-paced online course that prepares you to make a difference in your school or school district. California's education system is complex and changing fast. Whether you are a parent, a teacher, or a community member, Ed100 helps you learn what you need to know to be informed, credible and ready for action. Each lesson takes about 5 minutes, in English or in Spanish. 

https://ed100.org/

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5 TIPS FOR BEING AN ALLY

 

Goals of the Inclusion & Diversity Committee

Continue to address inclusion and diversity within the San Ramon Valley.

  • Promote empathy and the acceptance of similarities and differences within our school communities, making schools and PTAs welcoming to all.
  • Share, evaluate and implement best practices in the areas of inclusion and diversity throughout our council.
  • Promote welcoming activities to encourage family engagement and PTA membership.
  • Collaborate with and support on campus student organizations to promote empathy among students.
  • Support district initiatives regarding culturally & linguistically responsive teaching and race.

Job Description of IDC Chairs

  • Attend monthly SRVCPTA IDC Chairs meetings
  • Encourage sharing of ideas and IDC programs held at units council-wide
  • Encourage parent involvement from the all groups in the school community
  • Lead the planning of school-wide activities in support of the committee’s purpose and guiding principles.  Examples might include:
    • Cultural awareness event(s) that invite parents, students and staff to share their traditions with each other through traditional food, dance, artifacts, crafts and games
    • A PTA welcome or buddy committee for families new to the school
  • Help coordinate the school site’s observance of Words Matter Week
  • Take action on tasks suggested by the committee

Great Video About Bullying & Being An Upstander or Bystander

 

CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING & THE BRAIN - Zaretta Hammond

 

IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT HATE

 

Contact Us

Carolyn Diers Kaneda

SRVCPTA Inclusion & Diversity Chair

Diversity@SRVcouncilPTA.org

OR

Inclusion@SRVcouncilPTA.org

CALENDAR OBSERVANCES

1) Sourced from ADL with kid-friendly links provided by Nicole Miller, parent at Rancho Romero Elementary School, CLICK HERE to see the list of calendar observances for this month. You can cut and paste and add to your school's PTA Newsletter or PTA Website. 

 

2) Check out the full list of observances from the Anti-Defamation League here

 

2) SRVUSD Board Resolutions 2017-18 are here

2017-2018 Meeting Dates

Meetings will be held

on the followng dates

from 7:00pm - 8:30pm

at the Professional

Development Center, 

Los Cerros Middle School

 

Arrive 6:30 pm or stay

until 9:00 pm to socialize!

 

8/28/17

9/18/17

10/16/17

10/25/17 - Combined

mtg with other committees

Details to follow on location and times

11/13/17

12/18/17

1/22/18

2/26/17

3/19/18

4/16/18

5/21/18

 

Meeting agendas & notes with hyperlinks to resources and more can be found here.

DIVERSE BOOKS RESOURCES

Sourced from Rancho Romero Elementary School's Library Committee Research in 2016-17, CLICK HERE for links to many resources and lists of diverse books. Use these lists to help your school enhance school & classroom libraries. The lists are mostly for elementary school books, but the links may take you to websites where middle and high school level books are included. 

I am not a label

Watch D.O.G.S. - Male Involvement Program

 

The Secret to Changing the World