• CRT Logo Join educators and administrators from across the area for an energized CRT Professional Development Summit.  This two day conference is for those exploring ways to focus on learning and on creating a culturally responsive learning environment for ALL students in ALL schools.  The focus will be on equity consciousness - becoming more aware of the unconscious bias staff and students bring to all relationships. Being aware of diversity in a classroom creates a learning environment that promotes success for all students by recognizing individual strengths, acknowledging successful and harmful behaviors, and connecting students and staff to a positive school culture.  This interactive training will challenge your thinking and support you in creating a personal and or district action plan to enhance the educational opportunities for your students.

    Presenters: Sarah Miller, Malik Peer, Carol Lagergren and multiple educators from the Jordan Public School system
    Date: August 15-16, 2018 from 8am to 3pm
    Location: Jordan Middle School, 500 Sunset Drive, Jordan, MN 55352
    Cost:  $175 per participant ($800 for teams of 5+)
    Payment:  Please send a check to Jordan Public Schools (c/o Amy Hafemann), 500 Sunset Drive, Jordan, MN 55352
    Questions: Contact Carol Lagergren, Director of Teaching and Learning, or 952-492-4486

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    Conference Agenda:
    Wednesday, August 15
    8am - 11am:   Becoming more equity conscious
    11am - 12pm:   Lunch will be provided
    12pm - 3pm:   CRT Classroom Management Strategies

    Thursday, August 16
    8am - 11am:   Planning and Instruction in a CRT Environment
    11am - 12pm:   Lunch on your own
    12pm - 3pm:   Continuing to learn and grow as an educator


  • sarah miller headshot Sarah Miller has been teaching at Jordan Public Schools for 25 years.  She earned her masters degree in Educational Leadership at Concordia St. Paul, completed her principal coursework at St. Mary's, and earned her Culturally Responsive Teaching certificate at St.Mary's University. Her current position is teaching Middle School Language Arts.  In addition, she is co-facilitating the integration of Culturally Responsive Teaching strategies into the classroom and school culture. Sarah is passionate about assisting individuals and districts to create classrooms and school cultures that acknowledge and celebrate diversity so ALL students can achieve and succeed.


  • Malik Peer Headshot

    Malik Peer has been working at Jordan Public Schools since 2013 and currently serves as the District Equity and Outreach Specialist. He is certified in Multicultural Responsiveness and Public Speaking and is currently working with the Freedom Schools as a Student Leadership Servant (SLS). He is also attending Metro State College for Urban Education. In the summer of 2018, Mr. Peer will be opening a Freedom school summer program in Little Rock, Arkansas that will focus on creating a CRT environment to support equity students, to include students of color. He has spoken on issues of equity at colleges and schools across the nation. CLICK HERE to learn more about Mr. Peer's work.

  • Carol Lagergren Headshot Carol Lagergren has been working as an administrator in Jordan Schools for the past 6 years.  She currently serves as the Director of Teaching and Learning and the District Assistant Principal.  In addition to her administrative license, she is nationally certified in Online and Blending Learning.  She chose to become an educator because she wanted all children to have the opportunity to reach their highest potential.  She enjoys working with educators who have dedicated themselves to creating a safe, welcoming and challenging environment for all the children and young adults of District 717.