Ensure your curriculum meets the needs of your multi-lingual learners. The English Learners Success Forum’s guidelines are meant to support schools to modify instruction and materials to best meet the needs of English learners.
The Culturally Responsive Curriculum Scorecards, designed by the NYU Metro Center, help parents, teachers, students and community members determine the extent to which their schools’ curricula are (or are not) culturally responsive.
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has their Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education (CR-SE) framework, intended to help all stakeholders incorporate four high leverage CR-SE strategies. School leaders should reference page 34 for inclusive curriculum guidelines. District leaders should reference page 39 for inclusive curriculum guidelines.
School districts across the country are incorporating an equity and inclusion lens into all aspects of education to promote equitable opportunities that help students thrive, inclusive of all in the school community. Buffalo Public School’s work on Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Education can provide a model for other districts to follow.