Excellence Through Equity

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Course Description

This course explores the shift in education from equality, where all students are treated ‘equally’, to the more equitable model where each student gets ​what they need​. An inspiring look at real-world educators who are creating schools where all students are able to thrive is explored through the course text. In these schools, educators understand that equity is not about treating all children the same. They are deeply committed to ensuring that each student receives what he or she individually needs to develop their full potential and succeed. This text emphasizes the practices that are grounded in three important areas of research that are too often disregarded: (1) child development, (2) neuroscience, and (3) environmental influences on child development and learning. Ensuring that all students receive an education that cultivates their talents and potential is in all our common interest as a society.

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(1 Semester Graduate Credit)

Excellence Through Equity

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Course Objectives

  1. Educators will explore the topic​ presented of ‘Getting to your core’ which includes the research based argument for ‘detracking’ which ensures each student has equitable access to rigorous academics.
  2. Teachers will examine how one can empower students with performance based assessments.
  3. Educators will be presented with ways of making organizational change district-wide through the power of leveraging human ‘capital’
  4. Teachers will have the skills and knowledge to teach science equitably to emerging bilinguals and immigrant youth.

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(post-baccalaureate professional development graduate credits)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

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Thanks for the feedback on Part B of the coursework. I used it as part of a World Geography course, and it was a success, so I will make it a regular part of curriculum!…” – Carolyn P. Boulder, CO – Understanding Hispanic Students and Issues


(1 Semester Graduate Credit)

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