CRP Learning Sites Panel PBIS Connection slides PBIS Sustainability Funding Visibility Political Support Policy LEADERSHIP TEAM (Coordination) Training Coaching Evaluation Local School/District Implementation Demonstrations Behavioral Expertise Wisconsin Response to Intervention (RtI) An organizational framework that guides implementation of a multi-level system of support to achieve behavioral and academic success for all. A Celebration of Culturally Relevant Practices Hawthorne Elementary Madison, WI Our Mission 2013/2014 Changing Our Deficit Thinking Through the Seven Experiences *School site visits *Book studies *Articles *Community site visits, *Conferences and workshops, *Coaching and modeling, *Guest speakers Book studies, articles, schools site visits, community site visits, conferences and workshops, coaching and modeling, guest Three Areas of Focus ★ VABB ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ EMCC visits Hmong New Year Read Your Heart Out Harambee School wide Cultural Imaging ○ Lessons from the Book Study ★ Classroom Imaging ★ Classroom Library Hawthorne Elem School 2013-14: Madison Pre-K through 5 grade th 432 students ● 33.61 % Black ● 29.40 % Hispanic ● 20.60 % White ● 16.24 % Asian ● 69.44 % Free & Reduced Lunch ● 46.99 % English Proficient Madison Metropolitan School District 26,949 students ● ● ● ● ● 18.32 % Black 19. 36 % Hispanic 44.37 % White 9.12 % Asian 47.74 % Free & Reduced Lunch ● 26.03 % English Proficient East Madison Community Center site visit East Madison Community Center (EMCC) • • • • • • EMCC is located in our attendance area Build relationships outside of the school day EMCC contact and organizing Teacher recruitment Walk and visit Teacher and EMCC feedback Hmong New Year Hmong New Year Happens once a year in November. It is a time of great celebration for our Hmong community. In an effort to educate ourselves about other cultures and to show our families that we support them, we went to the Hmong New Year celebration. Our students were excited to see us at this event. It was a new cultural experience, and took us out of our comfort zone. We ate Hmong food, observed the traditional Hmong ball game, and walked around and enjoyed the beautiful traditional Hmong attire. Read Your Heart Out! Read Your Heart Out! During Read Your Heart Out, families read to students in every classroom. They visited our library and were able to select from hundreds of Culturally Relevant titles. The link below is the LibGuide that Pamela Hoadley, our librarian, put together with a specific section for Read your Heart Out. Hawthorne's LibGuide http://madison.campusguides.com/content.php?pid=344301 Harambee Self-Determination World Citizenship Justice/ Fairness Purpose Empathy/Compassion Unity/cooperation Kindness/Respect Harambee Information Harambee is a school wide community building time that happens twice a month. During this time students gather in small multi-age groups to learn about the current principle. We have seven principles that we are working on. We spend two months on each principle. We try to incorporate these principles in other areas throughout our school, and become familiar with the concepts. Cultural Imaging • Goal of the committee is to make our school a more welcoming environment for all of our students and families • Major changes made this year: o Imaging throughout the school, including cafeteria o More imaging through Harambee activities o Images of families throughout the building-P/T conference photo booth • Hawthorne Site Visit o RtI visit and participation through the book study Hawthorne’s Heritage Classroom Imaging and Cultural Library Stacy Stokdyk Grade Teacher Hawthorne Elementary Madison, Wisconsin 1st MY CLASS Why Classroom Imaging? Children can see themselves in their classroom Book Study “Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning” By Dr Sharroky Hollie “Chapter 7: Creating a Responsive Learning Environment” ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Print-Rich Environment Learning Centers Culturally Colorful Arranged Optimally Multiple Libraries Use of Technology Relevant Bulletin Boards Displayed Student Work and Images of Students Examining the Learning Environment Pages 141 - 148 Student Work and Images of StudentsAn example from my class this year. ⦿ Lesson Focus: Powerful Words Display Label POWERFUL WORDS “Be kind to each other.” “Always work Hard.” POWERFUL WORDS “Take Turns.” “When someone is sad, talk to them.” “Stand up for yourself and be kind.” POWERFUL WORDS “Music Calms Me Down.” “Focus on Learning. You need to learn.” POWERFUL WORDS “Stay above the line. Be kind.” “Don’t give up.” Cultural Library Children can see themselves in a book. CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE WEBSITE HOW MY SCHOOL SHARES OUR CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE LEARNING Culturally Responsive Practices School District of Onalaska Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 A Definition Culturally responsive practice in the classroom is the validation and affirmation of the home culture and language for the purposes of building and bridging the student to success in the school culture and mainstream society. (based on a quote by Sharroky Hollie in his book Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning: Classroom Practices for Student Success) The 7 Experiences * Culturally Responsive Practices Book Study. (Hollie) * Hmong New Year Day at Elementary School (Onalaska) * 2 Day Conference with Dr. Hollie on CRP Instruction. * Site Visit at Hawthorne Elementary in Madison. * Classroom Training with Shelley Zion. * Book Study on Privilege, Power and Difference. *Site Visit at Milwaukee College Prep - Milwaukee. * Staff Professional Development = Onalaska Equity Day! Know thyself The first step is to understand yourself. What are your: ● passions? ● influences? ● role models? ● biases? ● strengths? Know thyself Deeper and more complicated cultural aspects: ● politics ● religion ● language ● ethnicity and national heritage ● soci0-economic issues Know thyself Autoethnography Who are you and how did you come to be that way? Know your students Classroom ● Community Building Activities ● Reach out to Parents ● Student of the Day ● Sharing Our Colors Community ● Local Diversity Resources Classroom environment ● Affirming Images - images of students themselves and successful people from their cultures - including youth culture ● Diverse Classroom Libraries - resources Traditional Responsive Culturally Responsive Traditional Responsive Culturally Responsive Personal Dictionary and Thesaurus What can I do tomorrow? * Start with 3 attention getting signals (traditional, responsive, and culturally responsive) * Start with two movement activities that go across the instructional range. * Build a community of respect for ALL students with meaningful activities built into your daily instruction. Special Thanks to: Andreal and Michelle for being so awesome and helping our district progress in this crucial journey!