*Due to the sub shortage, our team sessions have been shortened and moved to after school. As a result, members of the high school band have elected to gather, when available, to apply their learning from the Core Design Team sessions to begin conceptualizing the high school course. Any agendas from these sessions can be found here:
The Collaborative Learning Teams met this year to learn together in three groups--students, educators and family-community members on different days. Each team followed the same agenda and engage in book talks and discussions about Ethnic Studies and framework development, based on the common text, Rethinking Ethnic Studies, edited by Cuautin Zavala, Sleeter & Au, 2019.
*Due to the generative nature of this learning group, much like a book study, presentations and summary notes are less common than the Core Design Team. However, there will always be an agenda to guide learning, conversations, and opportunities for input.
The Ethnic Studies Work Team includes family and community members, students, Northshore educators and administrators representing all regions of the Northshore School District. Members were selected based on their interest form application to achieve representation from our communicate who reflect a diverse and dynamic range of backgrounds, knowledge and experiences.
The Core Design Team and the Collaborative Learning Team make up the Ethnic Studies Work Team, represent the diversity across our community and throughout our schools in regards to race, ethnicity, culture, socioeconomic status, gender, mental health status, disability/ability, age, sexual orientation, religion, and gender expression, family dynamics, occupations and affiliations.
Core Design Team
Greg Wirtala - FL
6 Students representing four different high schools