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Cultural Responsiveness Foundational Seminar with Zaretta Hammond

2-day Foundational Seminar with Zaretta Hammond


  • Zaretta Hammond


August 21-22, 2018  9:00 AM - 3:30 PM each day
Based on the bestselling book, Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain, this 2-day seminar is designed to help you understand how the various elements of cultural responsive practice work together to create the conditions for students to thrive and embrace rigor.  Using the Ready for Rigor framework, we will explore the dispositions and practices that lay a foundation for being more responsive to diverse students who are under-performing.

What you can expect:

  • Interactive format. Time for application.Opportunity to collaborate with others.

  • Practical information based on design principles of culturally responsive pedagogy.

  • Time to process new content and do important meaning making.

  • Supportive, non-judgmental environment for effective adult learning

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discover the critical connections between student learning, cultural responsive practices and neuroscience

  • Identify your current mindset and moves so that you know what needs to change in your classroom or school

  • Practice core moves in the four areas of the Ready to Rigor framework.

  • Create a “playbook” of teaching strategies, student cognitive routines, and formative assessment structures.

Who Should Attend:

  • Educators who have done previous equity work (i.e., Cultural Proficiency, Beyond Diversity, etc.) and are seeking to translate their awareness into classroom practices.

  • Instructional coaches who want to build a foundational understanding of the components of cultural responsiveness.

  • Leaders who need to build their background knowledge and understanding of culturally responsive practices as a strategic move toward meeting equity goals.

Event Notes

Please note PSESD's Professional Development Cancellation Policy here:


Puget Sound ESD
800 Oakesdale Ave. SW Renton WA 98057


  • Tue, August 21 2018 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    Check-In: 8:30 AM
  • Wed, August 22 2018 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    Check-In: 8:30 AM


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Monday Aug 20, 2018 12:00 AM

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Professional Hours
Clock Hour Number: SEH0630
11.00 Clock Hours $33.00