Respecting Ethnic and Cultural Heritage (REACH)

A cultural awareness 101 training that Alpine School District has adopted for all educators.

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REACH (Respecting Ethnic and Cultural Heritage) is a cultural awareness 101 training which Alpine School District has adopted for all educators (teachers, counselors and administrators). The program was created by Gary Howard and teachers passionate about culture and how culture affects learning and teaching. The program is validated by the U.S. Department of Education and has been implemented in the United States, Canada, and Australia. REACH has five core principles:  

  • Actively Engage in Multiple Perspectives  
  • Culture is Something Everyone Has  
  • Building Cultural Bridges  
  • Head-Heart-Hands-Healing, and  
  • Being a Role-model for Co-responsibility 

The principles, multicultural teaching strategies, and working with students from diverse backgrounds are concepts that are extensively discussed in the training. Alpine School District has adopted an online training model (Canvas). Educators have the opportunity to engage in this learning opportunity in an asynchronous format individually or as teams to delve deeper into the REACH principles, racism and prejudice topics and how to be co-responsible in their sphere of influence. 

The training has three separate but interrelated parts, Part 1, 2 and 3. Educators work on the online courses and assignments, create a multicultural-infused lesson plan, teach and reflect on the delivery of the lesson. Training completion affords Educators a total of 18 re-licensure points or USOE credit.

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Steps to Register

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View the Clear Creek Camp Schedule in the “Registration FAQs” document. We recommend selecting a few dates in case your first choice sells out.

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Once registration is open, click “Eventbrite Registration” and select the date of your choice.

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Fill in all requested student registration information and pay the required registration fee.

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Complete Student Information & Health Form.