Developing Culturally Responsive Teaching through Growth Mindset

When registering for any summer workshop, be sure to provide an email address and phone number where you can be reached during the summer.

Professional Development


This workshop encourages all educators to reflect on their own cultural biases in order to develop a strong understanding of techniques to create culturally responsive teaching for all students. We will examine the many variables that are embedded into the idea of culture. We will explore how we, as educators, can use our knowledge of a growth mindset to shift our thinking and develop environments where individuals truly feel as if they belong; giving them power and freedom to thrive.

Audience and Grade Level

Teachers; Grades K - 12.


15 PDPs will be awarded to participants upon the completion of this training, in addition to outside assignments (as per DESE regulations).


Future training dates will be announced here. If you have questions or are interested in offering this training on-site, please contact us.


  • Thumbnail photo of Renee Hadfield

    Renee has been teaching in the East Greenwich school system for 30 years. She has been a resource teacher, a general education teacher, and for the last 15 years has been the general education teacher in 
    an inclusion fourth grade classroom.

  • thumbnail image of Nancy Murray

    Nancy L. Murray, ED.D., is a professor at Fitchburg State University. She has spent many years working with students with special needs, specifically with emotional, behavioral and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

For more information, contact:
Events Coordinator
413.586.4900 x5981


A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, CES will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 7 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide. 

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day. Or for Early Childhood Professional Development information, please call 413.588.5570.