September 19, 2016 by HCDE Communications
How can educators go beyond sound pedagogical practices to achieve academic excellence for the teacher and the student? Through Harris County Department of Education’s (HCDE) Leadership Summit 2016, Dr. Kimberly McLeod reveals how academic excellence is not purely an intellectual process. She shares how values, beliefs and behaviors interact to influence the culture of the learning environment.
Culturally responsive educators believe that all children can learn. That learning process can happen regardless of race, intellect, achievement and other external factors such as socio-economic status and parental involvement. Culturally responsive educators know the importance of truly understanding their students and providing a learning environment where every student feels valued and understood.
Participants in the HCDE Leadership Summit 2016 will gain powerful strategies that will change perspectives and encourage leaders to embrace change that will positively impact academic achievement. Participants will engage in activities that create campus learning environments with a culture of practices and beliefs that enhance and accelerate positive academic outcomes serving to empower the teacher and the learner.
Dr. Kimberly McLeod is known nationally and internationally for her research based approach to professional development and is an expert consultant in the field of cultural responsiveness. Join Houston area leaders in education on October 24 at HCDE’s Leadership Summit 2016 to engage in activities and discussions to embrace changes that will positively impact academic achievement.
Register for our no-cost, Leadership Summit .
About the Blogger: Lynnice Hockaday is a technology analyst for the Cirrus Learn Project at Harris County Department of Education. For the past 20 years, Lynnice has been an educator, curriculum specialist, technology coach and online instructor, and loves helping students and teachers reach outside the classroom walls by engaging and collaborating worldwide through online learning. Lynnice stays very busy outside of work with three active kids and enjoys hiking and biking in her spare time.