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Cultural Competence for Educators

National Education Association’s Diversity Toolkit addresses facets of diversity such as class and income, gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity, race and ethnicity, and social justice. Each section presents basic information on main issues in each subtopic, strategies, and links

Posted in Culture, Professional Development, Websites

Save the Date: Family Engagement Event

Family engagement expert Phyllis Harris will host the Celebrate Summer Learning at 3pm on Wednesday, July 8th at Gladstone Elementary School, 335 N. Elmwood, Kansas City, Missouri. Community providers will share resources and services, and teachers will lead parents and children in family literacy activities. Please

Posted in Academic Resources, Community Resources, Professional Development

Save the Date – April Community and Family Engagement Event

Family and community engagement expert Phyllis Harris will host “The Diversity of Libraries – Enhancing Our Knowledge,” a community and family engagement event, at the Kansas City Public Library’s Main Branch at 14 West 10th Street, Kansas City in the 5th floor

Posted in Community Resources, Professional Development

Family Engagement Event Scenarios: 1 of 4

Thank you to family and community engagement expert Mrs. Phyllis Harris for organizing Wednesday night’s Gathering Resources from Diversity Partners event at Webster’s Kansas City campus. Also, thanks to our project co-directors Melissa Fields-Allgeyer and Allyson Hile as well as Webster

Posted in Community Resources, Professional Development

Family Engagement Event Scenarios: 2 of 4

A 9th grade student from Honduras enrolls in school with papers from the Office of Refugee Resettlement stating that she is an unaccompanied minor; however, she does not have transcripts. She is being resettled with an older brother that has

Posted in Community Resources, Professional Development

Family Engagement Event Scenarios: 3 of 4

A student displays inappropriate behaviors in school. He copies off other students’ work, has been caught stealing lunches and items from other students’ desks. He has trouble keeping his hands to himself and does not seem to understand the consequences

Posted in Community Resources, Professional Development

Family Engagement Event Scenarios: 4 of 4

A family speaks a language that is not supported by any district staff and there are no language supports outside the district. The students in the family often come to school with inappropriate clothing (not enough or not clean) and live in

Posted in Community Resources, Professional Development