Professional Development Update
Distance Learning Training, Equity & Inclusion Training
While our students get time to rest and get caught up, Jesuit Sacramento Faculty and Staff will be spending the day working in two areas of professional development. All Faculty will be continuing their distance learning training with Sunodia Education. Based on teacher feedback on what they need to best serve their students after training in early August, there are three areas of focus for the continuation of distance learning professional development: assessment in distance learning, providing instructional choice during distance learning, and synchronous and asynchronous discussions in distance learning.
Faculty and Staff will also be continuing their work towards advancing the experiences of our students and families as it pertains to equity and inclusion. Casey Morris, Ph.D. from Accenture, a global technology consulting firm working with clients around the world, will facilitate a design-thinking workshop entitled, Re-Imagining Inclusion & Diversity. Design Thinking is a methodology for creative problem solving that developed out of Stanford Business School’s product design work. It is a solution-based approach to solving problems that places the emphasis on the people an organization is creating for — namely our students and families. This workshop will help departments across devise actionable items they can begin engaging in that advances our anti-racism work and focuses on making Jesuit High School a more diverse and inclusive environment. Dr. Morris presented a talk last year to our BSU members and their parents about Black male athletes in Division 1 universities.