Session information

Date: *

March 8, 2018
Room: *South Pavilion 4
Time: *12:15 pm-2:30 pm



Session Type:

2-hour Workshop

Levels: Middle/Jr. High
High Schools That Work
Audiences: Administrators
Guidance Counselors
University Professor
Student Teacher


Begin With Their Culture: Improving the Educational Outcomes of Underrepresented Students


Presenters of this session will provide SEL aligned RTI models to help practitioners support Hispanic-American and African-American students and families. The models have been designed and implemented during the last 8 years at two different school districts and they include research based culturally relevant educational practices. Attendees will be able to: Identify general cultural barriers for underrepresented student that prevent them from achieving academically. Recognize the cultural differences between the underrepresented students who attend their schools. Modify their practices to become more effective with their underrepresented students. Attendees will leave the session with specific tools to identify needs and to design specific interventions to help underrepresented students to achieve and be prepared for the college academic rigor.


Javier Polavieja, Metea Valley High School (Indian Prairie Unit School District #204), Aurora
Dwayne Williams, Tier1 Educational Coaching and Consulting Services, Aurora

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