Broward County Public Schools Cultural Competency Initiative

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Mary Wolfson
Diana Wogan
Jenna Scott

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has successfully piloted a series of professional learning opportunities as part of a Cultural Competency Initiative. The goal of the cultural competency professional learning opportunities is to support teachers, coaches, and administrators in providing equitable learning opportunities for all students, particularly those who live in poverty. This case study describes the context in BCPS and why cultural competency is fundamental to the mission of the district, the pilot program and how this professional learning series was created, the role of the U.S. Department of Education's (ED's) Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant program in taking this initiative to scale throughout the District, and the lessons learned that others interested in implementing this type of initiative can apply to their efforts.

Case Study
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Wolfson, M., Wogan, D., & Scott, J. (2017). Broward county public schools cultural competency initiative. Retrieved from
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