District Professional Development
Effective training is never approached as a one-size-fits-all method. DASD offers several trainings to help teachers and staff not only in the classroom but in our greater community. DASD is committed to our mission to educational equity and ensuring that the learning and working environment in the DASD is welcoming, accessible and affirming of all identities and lived experiences. With on-the-job training, not only are employees actively involved in learning, but they also participate in real activities that relate to their current job responsbilities.
Below are the following trainings that our teachers & staff have completed
Administrator Equity Training- Equity training is an approach that ensures everyone access to the same opportunities. Equity recognizes that advantages and barriers exist, and that, as a result, we all don’t all start from the same place. Equity is a process that begins by acknowledging that unequal starting place and makes a commitment to correct and address the imbalance.
Bias & Inclusion- Bias is a prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another usually in a way that’s considered to be unfair. Bias & Inclusion training refers to training employees to better work with others of differing abilities, backgrounds, nationalities, genders, etc.
Crucial Conversations- Crucial Conversations training challenges employees about race in the workplace and practical tips toward changing yourself and your organizational culture in regard to DEI work.
Cultural Awareness-Cultural awareness training gives learners the skills they need to understand, work and flourish in and with cultures other than their own. It includes training on topics such as cultural values and attitudes, cross-cultural communication styles, and intercultural management skills
Equity Audit Training- This training provides teachers and staff skills to collect and analyze information, usually through multiple data-gathering processes, in order to determine the extent to which DASD is equitable to each member of the community.
Gender Equity- GE training provides DASD with the ability to fulfill it's potential as a place where people of all genders, gender expressions, and gender identities have equal access to success.
Microaggression, Bias and Stereotypes- A culture of fear and ignoring problems is what makes for a hostile environment. This training will create an open culture where DASD employees are encouraged to communicate and offer feedback.
Stigma Training- Stigma training explores and discusses the issues around stigma and ways to overcome the barriers to getting help.
Gender Identity-CCIU & CHOP- This training on gender identity highlighted key concepts of identity and how to understand gender expression, and how to learn valuable skills in advocating for LGBTQ youth.