Creating Supportive Environments
Actionable strategies for creating more equitable classroom practices.
When paired with ambitious instruction, a supportive environment has the most direct effect on student learning. That’s why creating and sustaining ideal conditions for teaching and learning is more than a “nice to have.” It’s a critical lever for improving student outcomes
The new Creating Supportive Environments professional learning series is designed with that in mind. The series explores supportive environments within the context of instruction to help educators create more equitable teaching and learning experiences and address systemic challenges that have limited or blocked sustained achievement.
Support equitable growth for all students
Sessions center on the following practices of an equitable and excellent education:
- Using an asset-based mindset
- Holding high expectations of students
- Offering rigorous instruction for all
- Creating a welcoming, inclusive, and affirming environment
- Building relationships with the community
Creating Supportive Environments workshops
The Equity Empowered Learning suite in this series focuses on equity as it relates to access to content for students and teachers and high-quality instruction. It makes equitable teaching practices tangible and highly actionable on a daily basis by heightening awareness of the various equity tie-ins to instruction and identifying data practices and instructional moves that allow for greater equity and improved student outcomes.
Educators will examine their understanding of how data can lead to more equitable classroom practices. The session will also explore how students’ identities and unique needs can impact their learning.
Equity has an important role to play in data conversations. Educators will examine how dispositions, beliefs, and identities can impact teaching and learning, and how trustworthy data and assessment can empower learners.
Explore how the intersection of equity and formative assessment practices shapes student engagement and success. Educators will explore the impacts of their instructional practices and beliefs on student engagement.
Based on the book The Equity Expression, a joint publication of Corwin® and NWEA authored by Fenesha Hubbard, participants will explore ways that inequities have impacted the current educational system and created the urgent need to focus on equity. Using the NWEA six entry points for equity, we will align on key terms that create a foundation for equity and learn how to make equity actionable. Participant copies of The Equity Expression are included with this offering.
This workshop highlights the importance of cultivating equitable mindsets and suggests ways for educators to explore and audit their own mindsets. Educators will focus on the importance of building authentic relationships to support equity and explore ways to build these authentic relationships.
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What’s next in your learning journey?
Data to Support Instruction Professional Learning Series
Whether you’re just getting started or looking to hone your skills, these professional learning experiences offer a comprehensive look at each solution in the MAP® Suite of assessments. From administration to applying results, get the tools and knowledge you need to support lesson planning, interventions, goal setting, and more.
Responsive Teaching and Learning Professional Learning Series
This series features a planned, ongoing process that teaches educators to develop the mindset, systems, and practices that empower the student as the center of the learning and are key to changing student outcomes and using assessments as part of a strategy to achieve growth.
Content-Focused Learning Professional Learning Series
The literacy and math suites in this series provide a deep understanding of content- and research-based instructional practices, along with ways to apply that understanding to grade-level instructional needs and content standards.
Instructional coaching for teachers
Continue the learning from any of our offerings by adding collaborative coaching. A highly qualified thought partner and practitioner will lead teachers through an inquiry-based coaching cycle to deliver a highly responsive and contextualized experience that takes the learning from theory to practice, using evidence-based and research-driven methods to build teacher capacity, efficacy, and instructional skill.
Learning and evaluation services
This set of tailored tools and services measures the impact of professional learning on participants, school systems, and students. Beginning with a comprehensive needs assessment, our evaluation services are fully integrated with the planning and delivery of your professional learning to ensure the unique learning needs of your district are being met.