Foundations of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Professional Development


This training will focus on building a foundation for educators to consider Culturally Responsive Teaching/Pedagogy (CRT/P) as an option in their work with students of all backgrounds. The training will center the building blocks of CRT/P in theory and practice; that is, we will be putting into practice CRT/P as we learn about it. The building blocks include: humanizing relationships, balancing cultural orientations, improving information processing, cultivating academic mindset.

Audience and Grade Level

Administrators and Teachers, Grades K - 12


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

Date and Location

This training is fully onlinewith virutal sessions on the below dates:

  • July 20, 2020, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • July 22, 2020, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • July 24, 2020, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • July 27, 2020, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • July 29, 2020, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Cost and Registration

The cost of the workshop is $365 for member districts, and $395 for non-member districts.

Registration Deadline: July 13


  • Photo of Romina Pacheco

    Romina was born and raised in Maracay, Venezuela. Her early work as an educator focused on teaching English as a Foreign Language, and Spanish as a Second Language. Romina’s career as an educator shifted when she migrated to the United States in her mid-20s where most of her work has concentrated in teaching Social Justice Education and Critical Multicultural Education in institutions of higher education. Romina has a M.Ed in Social Justice Education from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and a Ph.D. from New Mexico State University where she studied Curriculum and Instruction and Gender and Sexuality Studies. 

  • Safire DeJong

    Keri “Safire” DeJong, Ed.D. works in the Professional Development department at the Collaborative for Education Services (CES). Safire leads social justice focused consulting and professional development for PK-12 schools with an array of talented and experienced co-facilitators and consultants.

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.