How Do We Plan to Improve Instruction, Curriculum, and Student Achievement?
District initiatives are based on research-based
practices. Staff regularly research, identify, and implement strategies that have the most impact on student engagement, and therefore achievement. Our focus is to have all staff operate with racial equity, cultural competency, and best practice. Curriculum is designed around arts integration, interdisciplinary connections, student voice, technology integration, relevancy, and value.
Strategies included, but not limited
In addition, WMEP's Cultural Collaborative Regional Professional Development Program offers a varied selection of workshops to increase student achievement through focused work with cultural competency, practices and strategies, and equity leadership. Staff members have studied and implemented strategies from:
- Team Teaching
- Mass Personalization
- Courageous Conversations
- Cooperative Learning
- Brain-Based Learning
- Education Assistant Supports (General, Title, and Special
For a complete list of workshops and presenters, find our Cultural Collaborative Catalog here.
- The Pacific Education Group – Sustain, engage, and deepen dialogue about race, institutional and personal bias and transformation, racial equity, and racial consciousness
- National Urban Alliance – Pedagogy of confidence, focus on high intellectual performance, interaction of culture, language, and cognition
- The Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning – Validation and affirmation of different cultures, moving beyond race to focus on culture
- MDE Restorative Practices – Positive school climate, relationships, community, and skills of empathy