2024 Offerings

Building Inclusive Schools through Skillful Communication

2024 Summer Leadership Institute

The diversity of schools today is a strength and should be celebrated. However, diversity can be difficult to manage as an educator because every educator and learner brings a unique set of communication norms and preferences to the learning environment. This workshop will empower participants to navigate these preferences with skill and empathy.

Join us July 23-25 in Eugene, Oregon for an unforgettable experiential professional development opportunity centered around communicating effectively with learners from all backgrounds. Through our focus on the tenets of intercultural communication, we will support educators across subject areas in augmenting their existing toolboxes with culturally relevant, best practices for the classroom. Specifically, we will address creating and selecting instructional materials, articulating learner-centered classroom routines, best practices for formative and summative assessments, and how to capture those practices in classroom, school, and departmental policies. 

Come play, experiment, and explore with us as we uncover how to make more collaborative and effective learning environments for all!

All K-12 educators are invited to attend.

For a draft agenda of the 2024 Summer Leadership Institute, click here.

To register, click here.

After this institute, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the communication needs of culturally and linguistically diverse learners.
  • Identify the factors that contribute to breakdowns in intercultural communicative scenarios.
  • Iterate best instructional and assessment practices to address the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse learners in their own context.
  • Demonstrate awareness of how classroom, departmental, and school policies reinforce or extend best practices for addressing the communication needs of culturally and linguistically diverse learners.

Day 1: July 23, 2024 from 8:00-3:30

  • Tenets of intercultural communication

Day 2: July 24, 2024 from 8:00-3:30

  • Addressing the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse learners through high-impact instructional and assessment strategies

Day 3: July 25, 2024 from 8:00-12:00

  • Materials iteration, feedback, and looking to the future