The C.A.R.E. (Culture, Abilities, Resilience, Effort) program focuses on the themes of cultural, economic, and language differences; unrecognized and undeveloped abilities; the power of resilience; and the importance of effort and motivation.

Learn about the deeper causes of disparity in student achievement and explore creative ways to improve academic success by using innovative, research-based instructional strategies.

At MSEA’s C.A.R.E. training, participants learn strategies for culturally relevant instruction using the research-based NEA C.A.R.E. Guide. You’ll focus on closing the gaps in student achievement by exploring:

  • Cultural, economic, and language differences
  • The development of academic ability
  • Academic and personal resiliency
  • The connection between classroom, family, and community
  • Connecting to students’ interests, experiences, and knowledge to motivate and engage them in learning
  • The essential interdependent elements of the school as a system

In addition, MSEA’s C.A.R.E. training:

  • Provides research-based suggestions for what you can do to create a learning environment in which low-income and/or culturally and linguistically diverse students can learn
  • Challenges educators to meet accountability demands while still offering quality instruction to those students who need the most help
  • Includes additional resources to spark even more ideas for how to be successful with all students
  • Offers practice sessions in the use of new strategies

For additional information about C.A.R.E., contact Pat Alexander, MSEA School Quality.



MSEA Retired Member Workshop

April 25, 2014 - 8:30am to 3:15pm

MSEA Convention

Inside Maryland Schools: Conversations on Common Core

Why are Maryland's students taking an outdated test that doesn't match the new Common Core curriculum? Debra Garner reports on how the initiative to stop the MSAs ran out of time but the conversation on testing and evaluations continues. Hear how educators and students at Samuel P Massie Academy in Prince George's County prepared for the test a midst the controversy over its relevance.