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Cultural Competence

Heartland AEA provides services that address growing diversity in schools and communities. Within the Agency, Heartland AEA strives to create an environment in which the diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives of all employees are used to better serve area districts. Services to districts and schools include the planning and implementation of research-based framework to guide differentiated lesson planning and delivery and assessment that meet the specific needs of English language learners (ELLs) and other diverse learners. For more information on these services, visit our English Language Learning page.

Heartland AEA consultants also design and facilitate professional learning activities and simulations that nurture appreciation for global awareness and harmony. Topics of such activities include:

  • English language learners
  • Diversity
  • Immigration
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)
  • Poverty

If your district/school is interested in hosting a professional learning activity or simulation, contact your regional director or:

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Gilmara Mitchell
Professional Learning & Leadership Consultant
(800) 255-0405 ext. 14679

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