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Inclusion & Diversity

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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/

News

9/9/17

SRVUSD Culturally Responsive Speaker Series:

Dr Lori Watson, 4-5:30pm, DVHS Theatre - 9/28/17

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CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING & THE BRAIN - Zaretta Hammond

 

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

Article from NPRED

Contact Us

Carolyn Diers Kaneda

SRVCPTA Inclusion & Diversity Chair

Diversity@SRVcouncilPTA.org

OR

Inclusion@SRVcouncilPTA.org

SEPTEMBER 2017 OBSERVANCES

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 the month of December that you can cut and paste and add to your school's PTA Newsletter or PTA Website. 

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

IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT HATE

 

I am not a label

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

 

The Secret to Changing the World