School Improvement Network and Glenn Singleton Take Educators “Beyond Diversity”

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Learn how to communicate, teach and lead in a diverse classroom with equity training.

Beginning October 4, 2010 in conjunction with School Improvement Network, Glenn Singleton expounds upon his two-day seminar to give teachers, students, parent/guardians, and administrators a more in-depth understanding of the impact of race on student learning in a more extensive 4-week course.

Beyond Diversity: A Foundation for Deinstitutionalizing Racism and Eliminating Systemic Racial Disparities offers participants the opportunity to engage in a thoughtful, compassionate exploration of race and racism and grapple with how each influence the culture and climate of schools. With its rich diversity content, this course is infiltrated with effective tools for school district employees striving to continue in their equity efforts. It is also a great option for individuals who may be interested in pursuing the curriculum independently, as well as a professional development tool as teachers prepare to renew their licensure.

Participants of Glenn Singleton’s course will walk away with the ability to define race and racism and the knowledge of how each, through school policies, programs and practices negatively impacts low-performing student populations. They will learn how to engage, sustain, and deepen Courageous Conversation, discover ways to stop perpetual racism through daily instructional practices and curricular choices, and develop a personal plan for deepening their understanding of racism.     

Accompanied with every license, each participant will receive unlimited access to PD 360, the world’s largest community of over 700,000 educators. Participants of the Beyond Diversity course will also have the option to receive 3 graduate credits through Hamline University Center for Excellence in Urban Teaching.

Anyone can join the online PD 360 community for free and receive a free 30-day trial of PD 360 just by logging on to http://www.schoolimprovement.com and clicking on the free trial button.

About School Improvement Network
Founded in 1991 by teachers, the School Improvement Network provides comprehensive, research-based professional development anytime, anywhere. As the home of The Video Journal of Education, PD 360, and the Learning 360 Framework, School Improvement Network resources focus on the most relevant topics, feature the top experts, and show educators how to put theory into practice. The School Improvement Network works with thousands of schools and districts in every state and around the world and has visited over 3,000 classrooms to document best practices in action. Learn more at http://www.schoolimprovement.com.

About PD 360 • Practical, Measurable, and Scalable
PD 360 is the leading on-demand professional learning resource for schools and districts. Over 700,000 verified educators subscribe to PD 360. Teachers, administrators, professional learning communities, coaches, mentors, instructional leaders, and paraprofessionals have available at their fingertips hundreds of indexed and searchable video segments that present real, best-practice classroom examples and feature respected education experts, such as Michael Fullan, Rick DuFour, Doug Reeves, Rick Stiggins, and many others. Educators can instantly find the help they need on nearly every topic, including differentiation, assessment, English language learners, leadership, and more. PD 360 can also be used to create a structured learning experience for an individual teacher, a PLC, or even an entire school. PD 360 bridges the gap between training and classroom implementation with job-embedded follow-up, tracking, and reflection tools. PD 360 gives educators access to an online community of teaching professionals that allows interaction and collaboration either within a district or across the United States and the world. PD 360 includes over 1,400 research-based video learning segments and is the most comprehensive web-based library of professional development resources available. See a demonstration at http://www.pd360.com.

School Improvement Network, PD 360, and their respective logos are trademarks of the School Improvement Network. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Press Contact:
Neil Jarman
School Improvement Network
801-937-9161    
neil.jarman(at)schoolimprovement(dot)com

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