Kaleidoscope Education Consulting offers professional development workshops, trainings, and consultation services to primary school educators, school leaders, caregivers, and parents, as well as for childcare centers and non-profit organizations.
Isabel has over 20 years of experience teaching in economically and racially diverse communities, and working with multilingual students and families. As a teacher and parent, Isabel understands the challenges of this work and strives to make the trainings accessible, meaningful, and relevant so that educators and families feel equipped with effective strategies and solutions.
Isabel co-founded the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee at her school in Amsterdam and collaborated with colleagues across grade levels to lead professional development for her school's staff. She has designed, developed and led workshops for families and educators on the importance of discussing race with children.
Isabel also provides workshops for parents and caregivers to help navigate the Dutch education system. Check the events page for upcoming workshops on primary school choice in Amsterdam.
In addition to the topics below, Isabel is available to design customized professional development and trainings that fit your community and your students' unique needs. She also provides coaching for DEI school committees.
Sample topics include:
• Building home-school partnerships with multicultural, multilingual and newcomer families
• Introduction to Culturally Responsive Teaching
• Culturally Responsive literature instruction in the primary classroom
• Understanding culture and identity and its impact in the primary classroom
• How to talk to children about race (for parents and/or educators)
For inquiries, workshop descriptions, cost information, or to set up a free introductory call, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org