Case 21

Disturbing Incidents & School Climate

Module 1: Intercultural Competencies in School Leadership

Building Level

Columbia, SC




This module serves as an introductory session to the UELC approach to professional development.

Participants learn about relevant models for collaborative decision-making, and then through the simulation experience apply those decision-making models to a recent politically charged incident in a school that involves police officers and students of color. Geared toward teacher leaders and aspiring school administrators, this session will develop participants’ capacities to work in collaborative decision-making teams to address complex challenges involving race, power, and equity in schools.



Key Skills Developed:

  • Intercultural Competencies in Leadership & Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
  • Strategic Thinking & Planning
  • Engaging Family and Community Constituents in School Climate & Culture

Leadership Tools & Assessments

Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (ISLLC 2015)

  • 1) Mission, Vision, and Core Values
  • 2) Ethics and Professional Norms
  • 3) Equity and Cultural Responsiveness
  • 8) Meaningful Engagement of Families and Community


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