As Sue walks to school, she admires the blue sky. On the playground, she asks her friends one at a time, "Isn't the blue sky beautiful today?" Much to her surprise, each friend sees the sky as a different color, depending on where they are from. But some other kids think this is weird. Will this change the way Sue sees her friends and the sky?
Sue's Sky uses the gentle metaphor of the sky to encourage young readers to accept others' perspectives of the world around them. Join author Lulu Buck and discover how you can use Sue's Sky to expand your practices to support for equity, decency, respect, culturally and linguistically diverse learning in your system.
Participants will gain an understanding of the various roles of doing DEI (Diversity Inclusion Equity) work and projects. Lulu Buck, the author of “Sue’s Sky”, will share her experience of DEI work and how the development of this book surfaced. The class will create opportunities to practice and implement DEI work. Throughout the course, the participants will brainstorm through challenges and solutions of DEI work, issues, and projects.
Class 1 (2 hours) - Apr 3, 2023 - 6:00-8:00 PM ZOOM - Meet the author, the reason for the book, and an Introduction to DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) work
DEI Project development, implementation, and evaluation - (3 hours)
Class 2 (2 hours) - May 11th, 2023 6:00-8:00 PM ZOOM - Summary of DEI Projects, Solution-oriented DEI challenges, and frameworks
CAMLE members may participate in this book study at NO COST.
Others may participate for $25 per book study. Attendees at the 2022 annual conference are 2022-23 members.
Each book study will offer synchronous and asynchronous learning components.
There will be opportunities for asynchronous online discussion, activities, planning and application of key concepts, sharing artifacts and learning, and reflection.
Each book study will take place over a 2 month period.
Book studies will be staggered to allow for participation in multiple groups.
Participants can purchase 0.5 graduate credits from Adams State University for an additional $25.00 if desired.
Lulu Buck has been a public educator for twenty-three years and is currently the Coordinator of Educational Equity and Family Engagement for St Vrain Valley School District. Previously, Lulu was an English Language Development and World Language Senior Consultant for the Office of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education, and the Standards and Instructional Support Office at the Colorado Department of Education. She was also the CDE's Coordinator for the Colorado Seal of Biliteracy for High School Diplomas and Dual Language Education. Lulu was most passionate about her role as a state trainer for cultural responsiveness and equity for districts and schools, through which she had the honor of training thirty-eight Colorado school districts. She also taught English and Spanish for ten years in public secondary schools.
CAMLE.Colorado Association of Middle Level Education
mailing address: CAMLE • 4650 E. Amherst Ave. • Denver • CO • 80222CAMLE is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.