Achieving Cultural Proficiency to Improve Student Outcomes
Generation Ready’s professional development in Cultural Proficiency helps improve academic instruction by developing effective leaders and teachers who align policies, practices, values and procedures to meet the needs of all students, regardless of culture or socioeconomic status.
Students are now increasingly more diverse than ever before. The latest figures show that students of color made up 48% of public school students in 2011 and as a result, have created culturally diverse schools in many areas across the United States. Of times, a cultural gap exists between students and their teachers, and even though it is most times unintentional, it can negatively affect outcomes among different student groups.
Generation Ready’s customized targeted support in Cultural Proficiency combines workshops with classroom-based, on-site, side-by-side professional development. It allows schools to enhance and sustain a fully culturally proficient school environment, identify barriers and create environments where culturally sensitive conversations can take place without judgment so that schools can:
- Close the achievement gap
- Increase student engagement in the classroom
- Improve attendance and student behavior
- Enhance student achievement
Learn more about how Generation Ready’s professional development in Cultural Proficiency can help your schools and districts create positive outcomes for all your students. Contact us today.