A culturally responsive learning environment is good for ALL students in ALL schools. The focus will be on equity consciousness - becoming more aware of the unconscious bias staff and students bring to all relationships and the learning environment. Being aware of diversity [culture, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, socio-economic status] in a classroom creates a learning environment that promotes success for all students by recognizing individual strengths, acknowledging successful and harmful behaviors, and connecting students and staff to a positive school culture.
It's just good educational practice!
- Classroom Practice (Invitation)
- Equity Sit-Ins (The 4 R’s - Awareness of Self Tool for Equity Consciousness: Results/Relationship/Rigor/Relevance)
- Student Leadership Groups: E.L.C., D.L.C.,D.L.C jrs (across all levels of education)
- Community Outreach and Involvement Nights
- Administration Support/Discipline Issues
- Caring and Committed Conversations (High School)
- Harambee (Elementary and Middle School)
- R.A.C - “Recognize” Bongo Drums
- Celebration of Learning - Grade 5 - Native American Unit
- READO - Reading Curriculum
- Stories of America - Middle School advisory curriculum designed to promote awareness of American success stories highlighting people of color.
- Refugee Integrated Unit - Grade 8 - integrated unit of study between Global Studies and Language Arts to include a speaker