Introduction to Culturally Responsive Practice

This course is now full.

Professional Development


This is a five-session course (1 hour each day, for a week, Monday - Friday) exploring the following topics: 

  • Key concepts about culture
  • Features of surface culture and deep culture
  • Implicit bias and ways to interrupt it
  • Key concepts about equity in schools


Teachers and Paraprofessionals; Grades K - 12


Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.


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


  • Albert Mussad

    Albert E. Johnson-Mussad, Ph.D., serves as a Leadership and Instruction Continuous Improvement Specialist at the Collaborative for Educational Services (CES). He travels nationally to facilitate professional development for school leaders, teachers and other licensed educators in instructional leadership, English learner education, world language and bilingual education, adolescent literacy education, and improving outcomes for students in poverty. Dr. Johnson-Mussad coaches leaders and teachers, and provides technical assistance (e.g., strategic planning, curriculum development, educational program evaluation). He is a seasoned K-12 teacher and instructional leader who has worked with central office and school-based administrators to increase opportunity and  achievement for both vulnerable learners and high-achieving learners. 


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.