License Renewal Courses

West Wind has teamed up with the University of Iowa to provide equity-focused courses for teacher and administrator license renewal.

If you do not wish to receive a certificate for these courses, you can save the license renewal fee by using the promotion code: NOCERT371.

If you work outside the state of Iowa, we are happy to share the syllabus so you can get approval for relicensure in your location. Contact us at circe @ westwinded .com.

Growing Equity Agency and Culturally Responsive Teaching Practices

Teachers, Teacher Leaders, and Administrators

The course will focus on growing Equity Agency℠, which we define as the ability to engage in equitable practices and to create equitable environments. Participants will learn about culturally responsive teaching practices and will deepen their capacity to have conversations about race with other adults.

July 6-31, 2020

1 hour per day (between 1-5 pm CDT) for three weeks, exact dates and times TBD with participants (an evening course also is a possibility)

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Understanding and Overcoming the Influence of Implicit Bias

Teachers, Teacher Leaders, and Administrators

This course helps participants understand implicit bias as a set of cognitive process situated in a historical context, identify how implicit racial biases can play out in schooling, and engage in strategies to overcome the influence of implicit bias. Participants who have participated in implicit bias trainings with West Wind may contact circe@westwinded.com for information about an intermediate course.

July 6-31, 2020

1 hour per day (between 1-5 pm CDT) for three weeks, exact dates and times TBD with participants (an evening course also is a possibility)

Registration Coming Soon

Building Systemic Equity Leadership

Teacher Leaders and Administrators

This course will help participants develop the skill to lead racial equity work in their school district. The course will focus on growing Equity Agency℠, which we define as the ability to engage in equitable practices and to create equitable environments, and Systemic Equity Leadership℠, defined as the ability to lead, facilitate, and coach others to make changes that result in more equitable outcomes and experiences for all.

July 6-31, 2020

1 hour per day (between 1-5 pm CDT) for three weeks, exact dates and times TBD with participants (an evening course also is a possibility)

Registration Coming Soon


Equity for Emergent Bilingual Students

Teachers, Teacher Leaders, and Administrators

This course helps participants to better understand how to support Emergent Bilingual Students, otherwise known as English language learners. Iowa has experienced a 250% increase in the number of students who are identified as English language learners in the past 20 years; many districts have 10%, 20%, as many as 42% of their students identified as English learners. Participants will identify and develop culturally and linguistically responsive teaching practices and teams will develop plans for supporting one another and their students over time.

July 6-31, 2020

1 hour per day (between 1-5 pm CDT) for three weeks, exact dates and times TBD with participants (an evening course also is a possibility)

Registration Coming Soon

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