escala Courses, programs & webinars

2024-2025 Calendar

Here is a monthly overview of the courses, programs, and webinars offered by ESCALA each month.

Courses on Culturally Responsive Instruction

36 hours of professional development

Relevant to all faculty instructors, advising faculty, DEIs

$3,000 per person, retreats begin June 2024.

This transformative course trains HSI faculty to become leaders in culturally responsive instructors in the specific context of a Hispanic Serving Institution. Participants experience demonstrations of high-impact teaching/learning practices, receive crucial implementation advice from HSI practitioner-advisors, and learn how to measure quantitative changes to Latinx student engagement and learning in their course.

Registration deadline is May 31, 2024.

Read more about the course by clicking on the course title above. 

12 hours of professional development

STEM-focused conversations about teaching practices

$2,000 per person, offered 3x year. Take this course live on Zoom or self-paced!

This course is facilitated by STEM faculty in HSIs and delves into the cultural disconnects Latinx students feel when developing STEM identities. Each of the six sessions introduces an evidence-based practice that will provide a more culturally responsive learning experience for Latinx students in STEM courses.

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17 hours of professional development

In-person immersive retreat, for a team of 15 from your HSI

$25,000 per team

This program is designed for HSI teams of practitioners (admin, staff, faculty, and students) who wish to work collectively on campus-wide efforts to create movement towards 'serving' for Latinx and Hispanic students. HSI teams will get support in understanding how to change their institutional culture from a Predominately White Institution to become truly serving of Latinx students.

Read more about the course by clicking on the title. 

Self-Paced Modules, on Canvas LMS

A way to build your antiracist, liberatory muscle for serving Latinx students and leading culture change through everyday work. The series of modules builds cultural competence for working with Latinx students and focuses on practical ways practitioners can become institutional agents of change. 

All of the Conocimientos modules (1-6) are open for registration now!

Read more about the course by clicking on the hot link title. 

Live on Zoom, 4 sessions

$1,500 per person. 2024 Fall Wednesdays are October 2 to October 30. Both cohorts will run from 9-10:30 am (PT).

This program guides practitioners on principles of culturally responsive facilitation that we routinely demonstrate in our educational courses and have spent the past 10 years modeling, refining, and testing in HSIs across the U.S. 

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