Summative Assignment: Module 7

Summative Assignment

Prepare a 5-7 page memo to the School Leadership Team that addresses the challenge of this module. You will recall that the challenge is to prepare a memo that you will submit to the leadership team to enhance the expertise of the faculty to teach racially, ethnically, culturally and linguistically diverse students. The memo should have three parts:

  • The identification of the essential characteristics of effective professional development.
  • The content of professional development that builds teachers’ capability to meet the needs of diverse learners.
  • Potential difficulties in implementing effective professional development, especially difficulties that are related to diversity of students, staff and families.



How do your answers to the challenge differ from your initial thoughts? In what ways? What accounts for these differences?

How would your answer to the challenge apply to the school in which you now serve, or have served recently? How, if at all, would you change the memo you prepared for this module to make it more useful and appropriate to your school?