Come to District Council on April 24 and learn from colleagues who attended NTC’s Induction Symposium. They’ll present specific tools, protocols, ideas or processes, and we’ll reflect on their application in our districts. (2:00 – 4:00 pm, Monona Grove District Office, 5301 Monona Drive)
Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, Part 1
Intended audience: Administrators
Explore the work of Dr. Monique Morris, who surfaces the unique experiences of Black girls in schools, specifically focusing on “how the shifting paradigms of justice can address the healing needed to respond to racialized gender bias.” Participants will walk away with specific resources for embedding the intersectionality of race and gender in new educators’ professional learning both through classroom observations and staff collaboration.
Presented by Kathleen Doherty, MMSD release mentor
Review the three key shifts in ELA/Literacy, as well as its three core actions in order to coach new teachers into maintaining high standards for students. As part of that, participants will use a text-complexity analysis tool to evaluate the rigor and challenge of a story excerpt and discuss how new teachers might use the tool in their classrooms.
Presented by Kris Cody-Johnson, Middleton-Cross Plains teacher and mentor
The Intersection of Neuroscience and Culturally Responsive Teaching.
In this session, participants will deepen their understanding of the neuroscience of learning, the impacts of toxic stress and adversity, and explore culturally and linguistically responsive teaching practices. Participants will learn strategies to improve executive functions and responsive practices that can create learning conditions for students to thrive. This work can be used by mentors and administrators to empower teachers in their daily work with students and families.
Presented by Lachele Greenlee, Madison release mentor
Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, Part 2
Intended Audience: Mentors
Explore the work of Dr. Monique Morris, who surfaces the unique experiences of Black girls in schools, specifically focusing on “how the shifting paradigms of justice can address the healing needed to respond to racialized gender bias.” Participants will walk away with strategies to better understand Black girls’ experiences in schools, and a practical application of the Knowing Students Across Multiple Dimensions tool to support beginning teachers in taking a holistic approach to understanding and engaging Black girls in their classrooms.
Presented by Nichole Von Haden, Madison release mentor
Reality Bites: Role Identity and Teaching!
We will reflect on the roles of educators and students as they currently exist in education. You will walk away with ideas and thoughts that will empower you as well as students to establish relationships that will make a difference in the learning environment. This session is inspired by Dr. Chris Emdin’s Reality Pedagogy.
Presented by Rainey Briggs, Middleton-Cross Plains Director of Elementary Education
Importance of Fostering Empathy in the Classroom
Building strong and meaningful relationships is paramount in our work with young people. Focusing on empathy instead of a punitive model for behavior management is at the heart of building relationships and positively motivating students. Come out of this session with a tool that helps mentors challenge beginning teachers to reflect on their everyday interactions with students.
Presented by Kristin Wilkinson, Sun Prairie release mentor