CLEAR Training

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Last Date to Register: 1/20/2021 11:59 PM
Last Date to Cancel: 1/18/2021 11:59 PM
Agency: Metro ECSU
Agency Contact: Angela Skrade
Agency Assistant: Angela Skrade 612-638-1528
Location: Virtual
Zoom link
Metro ECSU, MN 55112
Facility: Virtual
1/20/2021 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
2/3/2021 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
2/17/2021 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
3/3/2021 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

CLEAR Training

Today’s students are increasingly more diverse in their cultures, languages, abilities, interests and learning styles. As educators we are held accountable to ensure that all learners achieve state standards. Thus, we must create classroom environments where student differences are supported and celebrated so that all students have the best opportunity to learn.

What is CLEAR?

The CLEAR Model is aligned with equity and language as part of a district wide response to the need for culturally and linguistically responsive instruction:

Cultural-Emphasizes the human purpose of what is being learned and its relationship to the students' own culture.

Linguistic Learning-Encourages students to make choices in content and assessment with support for language development through methods based on their experiences, values, needs, and strengths.

Equitable-Respectful learning environments in which students’ racial and ethnic diversity is valued and contributes to successful academic outcomes.

Achievement-Includes multiple ways to represent knowledge and skills and allow for attainment of outcomes at different points in time.

Responsive-Through positive relationships, rigorous learning experiences are created involving higher order thinking and critical analysis.

Simply put CLEAR is responding to the cultural diversity of students within instructional activities and shifting mindsets. To accomplish this teachers, leaders, and support staff must be culturally proficient in relating to their students, programs, and community.

Participants will:

  • Explore the equity framework as it relates to planning and instruction.
  • Investigate culture and how classrooms, schools, and district can climb out of the culture gap
  • Build the foundations of Learning Partnerships: taking dependent learners to independence
  • Build Intellective Capacity through Culturally Responsive Teaching Methods
  • Establish an Alliance of Learning between students and systems Shift Academic Mindset in learning partnerships
  • Establish a link between language and culture: Building your Toolkit for Application

Target Audience: Educators, Leaders, and support staff

This training is designed as a 4-day learning series that is anchored in Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning.

Facilitator, Martina Wagner, Ed. D

Dr. Martina Wagner has a background in serving English Language Learners that has spanned over twenty years in grades pre-K through adult education. Her professional passions and expertise include best practice and programming for ELs, Sheltered Instruction (SIOP®), Co-teaching, Special Education Identifications of ELs, WIDA assessments, and English Language Learning assessments and data

Registration Fee: 

$200 Metro ECSU Member
$260 Non-member

Zoom link will be provided to all registered participants in advance of the event

$10 Processing fee applies to all invoices. Please make check payable to Metro ECSU,

Metro ECSU
Attn: Angela Skrade
2 Pine Tree Dr. Suite 101,
Arden Hills, MN 55112 



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Special Accommodations: Please alert Metro ECSU 2-3 weeks prior to the workshop/event if you need special accommodations, including sign language interpreters. (Metro ECSU requires a notice of 2 business days to cancel a sign language interpreter. If you fail to cancel, we reserve the right to bill your school/district for this expense.) Update your profile as needed. Special accommodations are not included with each registration, but are stored in your profile until you make changes.