Cultural Competence

Closing the Achievement Gap and Creating Success Among Diverse Learners

With ever increasing cultural diversity in our schools, how do educators establish and maintain effective relationships with those whose experiences and beliefs differ from their own?

Dr. Darryle Craig, program manager for Fairfax County Public Schools College Success Program, presents her ideas and strategies for becoming "Culturally Competent.” According to Dr. Craig—cultural competency is “the ability to interact effectively with people from different cultures.”

During the program, Dr. Craig defines and examines the importance of cultural competence.  Using first-hand examples and questions from the studio audience, Craig advises how to use this important skill to help close the achievement gap, and promote best practices that create success among diverse learners.

The Cultural Competence Facilitator's Handbook and Participant's Workbook are presentation materials and activities to use with the Cultural Competence video as a professional development course.

This program is available on our YouTube Channel.

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