Location: WMEP Professional Learning Center (4825 Olson Memorial Highway, Golden Valley, MN)
The Cultural Collaborative Regional Professional Development Program of the WMEP is intended to provide timely and effective high impact training and development programs for leaders and staff of its member districts. This training targets the improvement of their cultural competence and effectiveness that will assist in closing opportunity and learning gaps among groups of students. In so doing, the predictability of student achievement will be eliminated.
Under the overarching statement above, a protocol for courageous conversations is offered to form the vocabulary and framework for understanding and discussing the variability of learning outcomes for students, by race, as a result of history and institutional practices. Further, we recognize that it is valuable and a larger number of participants will be engaged if multiple perspectives are offered about how to improve achievement for all students while simultaneously closing any learning gaps.
In the end, it is the result of this work that is important, not the exact path that gets to the result. Improvement is likely to occur as a result of a variety of approaches that are tested, modified, and tried again and again if necessary. WMEP intends to offer many “on ramps” for quality equity and excellence work and will support its member districts in a variety of ways toward the outcomes stated in the goals below.
What Is Our Cultural Collaborative Vision?
WMEP’s Cultural Collaborative Professional Development promotes strategies and the necessary system transformation to eliminate racial predictability in student achievement and provide authentic engagement with students and families of ALL races.
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