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Virtual: Embracing Cultural Diversity: A Professional Development for School Psychologists

ESC-20 provides resources, training and technical assistance for evaluators. Quarterly contact group meetings for LSSP’s and Educational Diagnosticians are also provided.

Important Session Information:

In an increasingly diverse educational landscape, school psychologists play a pivotal role in fostering inclusive environments that honor and celebrate cultural diversity. Join us for a transformative professional development session designed to equip school psychologists with the knowledge, skills, and cultural competence necessary to effectively support the diverse needs of students, families, and school communities.

Key Highlights:

  1. Cultural Competence in School Psychology: Explore the foundational principles of cultural competence and their application within the field of school psychology. Understand the significance of self-awareness, cultural humility, and ongoing professional development in building meaningful connections with students and families from diverse backgrounds.
  2. Cultural Responsiveness in Assessment: Examine culturally responsive assessment practices that go beyond traditional methodologies. Learn how to navigate cultural biases in assessment tools, adapt assessments to diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and ensure fair and accurate evaluations for all students.
  3. Effective Cross-Cultural Communication: Enhance your communication skills to bridge cultural gaps and build positive relationships with students, families, and colleagues. Gain insights into culturally sensitive interviewing techniques, active listening strategies, and the importance of clear and respectful communication in fostering trust.
  4. Promoting Inclusive School Environments: Discuss strategies for creating inclusive and equitable school environments that embrace cultural diversity. Explore the role of school psychologists in advocating for policies and practices that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the school community.

Embark on a journey to cultural awareness that will empower you to navigate the complexities of diverse school communities. This session will provide practical tools and insights that will enhance your ability to create a more inclusive and supportive educational environment for all.

Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Thursday, May 22, 2025

Session ID:
Credits Available:
(3) CPE - TEA Provider #015950
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Kristi Jordan
Kristi Jordan
Date Time Location
5/22/2025 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM Education Service Center Region 20 - Virtual 19
1314 Hines, San Antonio, 78208

1314 Hines San Antonio, TX 78208 | Phone: 210-370-5200 | Map

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