Colorado - Professional Development for Cultural Competency: Staff Qualifications and Professional Development

Area: 
Staff Qualifications And Professional Development
Policy Type: 
statute; regulation
Summary: 

State law encourages districts to provide professional development for school personnel on cultural competency.

C.R.S. 22-2-143. Discipline strategies pilot program - created - reporting - rules - definitions - legislative declaration - repeal

(3) (a) There is created in the department the discipline strategies pilot program to provide money to school districts, groups of school districts, boards of cooperative services, and charter schools for professional development for teachers and principals concerning the use of culturally responsive methods of student discipline in preschool through third grade and developmentally appropriate responses to the behavioral issues of students enrolled in preschool through third grade, including students with disabilities. The intent of the pilot program is to provide professional development for educators to assist them in reducing the use of exclusionary discipline methods in public schools, especially with regard to students enrolled in preschool through third grade and students with disabilities. The department is required to implement the pilot program only to the extent that it receives sufficient money through gifts, grants, and donations as provided in subsection (7) of this section.


CCR 301-37 COLORADO EDUCATOR LICENSING ACT OF 1991.

6.03 Quality Standard III: Principals demonstrate school cultural and equity leadership.

6.03(1) ELEMENT A: Intentional and Collaborative School Culture: Principals articulate, model and positively reinforce a clear vision and values of the school's culture and involve students, families and staff in creating an inclusive and welcoming climate that supports it.

6.03(2) ELEMENT B: Commitment to the Whole Child: Principals promote the cognitive, physical, social and emotional health, growth and skill development of every student.

6.03(3) ELEMENT C: Equity Pedagogy: Principals demonstrate a commitment to a diverse population of students by creating an inclusive and positive school culture, and provide instruction in meeting the needs of diverse students' talents, experiences and challenges in support of student achievement.
Source: Colorado Secretary of State

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