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. Mussad, Ph.D., serves as a Leadership and Instruction Continuous Improvement Specialist at the Collaborative for Educational Services. 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. Mussad is a seasoned K-12 teacher and curriculum leader who has worked with central office and school-based administrators to increase opportunity and  achievement for both vulnerable learners and high-achieving learners. He has facilitated professional development, provided individualized leadership and instructional coaching, and evaluated educational programs to provide actionable recommendations and implementation assistance.

For more information, contact:
Events Coordinator
413.586.4900 x5981