Central to the WMWP mission is the development of programs and opportunities that are accessible and relevant to teachers, students, and families from diverse backgrounds, paying attention to issues of race, gender, language, class, and culture and how these are linked to teaching and learning.
The Language, Culture, and Diversity program aims to provide teachers with relevant professional development courses that prepare them to deliver high-quality instruction, which is a basic human right and a cornerstone of equity, to all students. A diverse teacher corps skilled in providing access for all enriches our schools and communities.
WMWP currently offers a two-part course Reaching and Teaching All Learners: Pathways to Recertification: Supporting ELLs & Students with Diverse Learning Styles, which fulfills the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's recertification requirements (15 PDPs on working with ELLs and 15 PDPs on working with diverse learners). See the Professional Development & Consulting page for details.
WMWP also offers ELL leadership institutes and workshops related to multicultural education and narrowing achievement gaps.
Co-Directors for Language, Culture, and Diversity: Wilma Ortiz and Momodou Sarr