Culturally Responsive Arts Education (CRAE) schools attended a professional learning session with Dr. Theresa Perry
On February 15, 2013, participating Culturally Responsive Arts Education (CRAE) schools (teachers and principals), Curriculum Supervisors, and Curriculum Writers attended a professional learning session with Dr. Theresa Perry.
Dr. Perry is a Professor of Africana Studies and Education at Simmons College. Her research and work in schools has recently focused on the development of a theory of practice for African American Achievement and educational environments that normalize high achievement for Black students. She has worked with schools and school systems throughout the country.
During her session with PPS she shared several research studies and topics such as the counter-narrative, cultural capital, stereotype threat, and the importance of African American History, the essentials of culturally responsive curriculum, and a theory of practice for African American Achievement. Dr. Perry is working with our academic team (specifically content supervisors and curriculum writers) to enhance culturally responsive practices and resources in our curricula as they are revised to meet Common Core State Standards.