Jessica Camacho

Jessica Camacho is a lifelong educator and former candidate for the San Bernardino County Board of Education, Area C in southern California. She earned a B.A. in History and Religious Studies, from the University of California, Berkeley; an Ed.M.(master’s in education) in Risk & Prevention from the Harvard Graduate School of Education; an (master’s in education) Ed.M. in Curriculum & Instruction; and a M.A. in Urban Leadership from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her breadth of education has given her a range of perspectives and lenses to many roles she has taken in the K-16 continuum. She currently runs the platform Canon Reclaimed dedicated to finding, discussing, and promoting quality diverse literature.

  • Lifelong educator
  • Runs a platform dedicated to finding, discussing, and promoting high-quality, diverse literature
  • B.A. in History and Religious Studies from the University of California, Berkeley
  • Ed.M. in Risk & Prevention from the Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Ed.M. in Curriculum & Instruction
  • M.A. in Urban Leadership from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Jessica Camacho

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  1. So You Want To Teach Banned Books... Now What?
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    So You Want To Teach Banned Books... Now What?

    Lifelong educator Jessica Camacho will share strategies to make informed literature choices. You will learn how to promote inclusion and equity among students through the texts they read.

    What You'll Learn

    • Why are book bans becoming more widespread in 2022?
    • Can equity be reached through literature?
    • What is diverse literature?
    • What is inclusive literature?
    • How can you use literature to promote equity and achievement?
    • How can you make informed literature choices?
  2. Teaching Professional Certification: Inclusive Practices
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    Teaching Professional Certification: Inclusive Practices
    5 Sessions scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Monday, November 7 - Friday, November 11, 2022; 4:00 PM Eastern

    Lifelong educator Jessica Camacho will detail the essential steps toward creating a positive school experience for all. You will learn how to orchestrate a return from the summer that enables all students to thrive throughout the school year.

    Benefits of Certification

    • Create brave spaces for dialogue and change
    • Identify shortcomings in diversity, equity, and inclusion
    • Redefine practices to ensure all students are valued and heard
    • Demonstrate your understanding and accelerate your career
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    Teaching Professional Certification: Inclusive Practices
    Monday, November 7 - Friday, November 11, 2022; 4:00 PM Eastern
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  3. English Language Learners: Immediate Implementation Tips For Instruction
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    English Language Learners: Immediate Implementation Tips For Instruction

    Lifelong educator Jessica Camacho will provide practical strategies you can apply immediately to improve results for English Language Learners. You will learn how to improve comprehension and accelerate language acquisition.

    What You'll Learn

    • Who are ELLs?
    • What immediate changes to instruction will encourage language acquisition?
    • What does cultural competence look like in an ELL classroom?
    • What principles should you embody as a cultural and language broker?
  4. How to Be an Advocate for Your Black and Brown Students
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    How to Be an Advocate for Your Black and Brown Students
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period.

    Lifelong educator Jessica Camacho will explain how educator-advocates can transform the school experiences of BIPOC students. You will learn what steps to take during the new school year to make this important sector of your school community feel valued and included.

    What You'll Learn

    • What opportunities do you have for advocacy?
    • What perspectives will help you overcome challenges?
    • How can you develop and foster cultural competency?
    • What equity-driven policies should you implement?
    • How can you identify and overcome implicit and explicit bias?
    • What anti-racist work can you do within and beyond the classroom?
  5. How To Help Immigrant Students: Classroom Needs
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    How To Help Immigrant Students: Classroom Needs

    Lifelong educator Jessica Camacho will explain how to help your immigrant students avoid culture shock, develop English language skills, and serve as valuable mentors for their peers. You will learn how to adapt policies and instruction to accommodate this growing sector of the population.

    What You'll Learn

    • How can immigrant students help you build cultural competency?
    • What curriculum changes should you make to accommodate immigrants?
    • How can you ensure English language learners succeed?
    • What specific challenges do immigrant students face?
    • How are student demographics and backgrounds changing?
  6. Summer Strategy Series: Practical Tactics To Teach Immigrant Students And English Language Learners
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    Summer Strategy Series: Practical Tactics To Teach Immigrant Students And English Language Learners

    Lifelong educator Jessica Camacho will reveal how to support immigrant students and English language learners. You will discover techniques you can apply immediately to kick off the new school year.

    What You'll Learn

    • Cultural competency
    • Curriculum changes to accommodate immigrants
    • Specific challenges of immigrant students
    • Student demographics and backgrounds
    • ELL profile
    • Immediate instructional changes to encourage language acquisition
    • Cultural competence in an ELL classroom
    • Principles you should embody as a cultural and language broker
  7. How to Help Your Latino Students Thrive
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    How to Help Your Latino Students Thrive

    Lifelong educator Jessica Camacho will explain how to give Latino students the support they need to thrive in school.

    What You'll Learn

    • Who are Latinos, Hispanics, and Chicanos?
    • What instructional changes will encourage greater participation?
    • How can you ensure underrepresented students can utilize opportunities?
    • What does cultural competence look like for Latino students?
    • What principles should you embody as a cultural, social, and language broker?
  8. DEI Audit: What’s In Your Curriculum?
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    DEI Audit: What’s In Your Curriculum?

    Equity and education expert Jessica Camacho will show you how to conduct a curriculum audit step-by-step. You will learn how to identify quick wins and lasting changes to benefit your school’s DEI program and all your students.

    What You'll Learn

    • What is a curriculum DEI audit?
    • Do all schools need a DEI audit?
    • How can you best evaluate curriculum language, resources, and lessons?
    • What immediate steps can you take to amplify content and quality?
    • What does it mean to be equity-driven and equity-minded?
  9. So You Have a Student That Needs Phonics Instruction...Now What?
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    So You Have a Student That Needs Phonics Instruction...Now What?

    Literacy expert Jessica Camacho will show you how to use phonics instruction to increase students’ reading readiness, comprehension, and writing ability. You will be able to use these skills to have an immediate impact on reversing learning loss.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the basic tenets of phonics?
    • What does the research show in terms of phonics instruction?
    • How does a strong phonics foundation drive reading and writing achievement?
    • How can you integrate phonics in a meaningful and engaging way throughout lessons and routines?

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