Culturally Relevant Special Education Process: Epoch Education Equity Series Webinar 1 of 3
Creating A Culturally Relevant Special Education Process
This webinar will provide an introduction to the use of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (CRP) as a framework for developing inclusive, effective and equitable educational programs. We will use the CRP framework as a lens for problematizing the typical special education eligibility process and the resulting disparities and disproportionalities. We will present an alternative special education process that supports and celebrates diversity while providing least-intrusive interventions, non-biased assessment and culturally affirming collaboration and decision-making.
Rozina KapadiaEquity Trainer
Rozina has a passion for teaching. With near 20 years of experience in Education, Rozina has acquired experiences in teaching, learning & development, training and facilitation, and has served organizations in an Educator capacity. By collaborating with educators, parents, and students, Rozina believes we can create an environment that will help every student to live up to their ultimate potential. This means creating a space where every type of learner can be successful and not having our learners conform to a type of space.
During her tenure at the SELPA, Rozina worked closely with the California Department of Education (CDE) to support and monitor districts that were found non-complaint in the following area: Disproportionality, Data Indicator Non-Compliance (DINC), Performance Indicator Review (PIR), and Comprehensive Review (CR). Rozina has also collaboratively with school districts to ensure their policy and procedures are up to date with the State and Federal laws to ensure compliance.
Rozina volunteers at the Ismaili Center and has been working to implement Anti-Bully campaigns to empower young people to make socially responsible decisions by giving them the appropriate tools. She also is an academic coach for refugee students and supports them with acclimating socially and educationally to their new environment.
Rozina has a B.A in English, a Masters in Special Education with an emphasis in Moderate to Severe disabilities, a multi-subject moderate to severe teaching credential, and her Administrative credential. Rozina is also a certified Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) trainer and a certified Yoga Instructor.
“If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.”
~ Johnann Wolfgang von Goethe