Growth Through Connections Teacher Training Program


DATES
02-01-18 / 02-23-18

Merging the Relationship Gap for Students of Color

In examining the characteristics of schools that have made significant gains in student achievement, researchers have verified what most educators already know to be true: the quality of the relationships within a school community makes a big difference. Although a seemingly obvious insight, building deep and authentic relationships with students is not always easy, especially when educators and learners have not shared similar life experiences.

 

The Growth Through Connections program goals are to increase student engagement and academic achievement by training and supporting teachers in developing culturally competent, strong, and healthy relationships with the students they teach. Anchoring discussions and learning in Dr. Christopher Emdin’s book, For White Folks Who Teach In The Hood, Growth Through Connections helps educators build strong relationships with their students and provide them with engaging, culturally relevant learning experiences aligned to Colorado’s academic standards. Participants identify, unpack and address their biases and other barriers that prevent them from connecting with each student. Teachers then develop strategies to create rigorous, culturally relevant learning experiences that foster a love for learning. School leaders are also involved to ensure sustainability of practices. SIGN UP 

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In addition to training sessions, participants will receive:


•Planning sessions to continue  the implementation of the common core standards through  relationship building with students
•Book Study
•Paid substitute for meeting days
•Stipend for your time
* Please note all teachers must have approval from their principal to  become part of this program. 

 

COMMITMENT

There will be two Growth Through Connections Cohorts this year with the following commitment dates:

ESSA Cohort  2018 Training Dates

February 28th Kickoff
(ONLINE) April 17th
April 25th
May 8th

 

2018-2019 School Year  ESSA Cohort Training Commitment
Exact training dates will be determined by August 1st 2018*

 

August
September
October Learning Lab
October
January
November (Online)
February Learning Lab and Training
April
May

Janus Cohort 3 2018 Training Dates

February 28th Kickoff
(ONLINE) April 17th
April 24th
May 10th

 

2018-2019 School Year Janus Cohort 3 Training Commitment
Exact training dates will be determined by August 1st 2018*
 

August
September
October Learning Lab
October
January
November (Online)
February Learning Lab and Training
April
May

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