To improve school and district climates, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments’ School Climate Improvement Resource Package includes resources to meet a range of needs among those who are interested in improving school climate. Districts may also choose to implement the School Climate Survey.
Providing continual professional development and support for teachers to ensure their pedagogy is anti-bias and anti-racist. Explore five things educators can do to address bias in schools as identified by the National Education Association.
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.
Share this National Student Support Accelerator equity toolkit, specifically focused on tutors, with schools or hiring managers when recruiting, selecting and training tutors.
Determining which content should be the highest priority based on what students will need to deeply know and understand to demonstrate readiness for the next grade is an important piece of igniting learning. Student Achievement Partners (SAP) suggest prioritizing ELA and Math for all grades. Their priority instructional guides are designed to help instructional leaders find new efficiencies …
ideas such as: • Video discussions – Could a parent/guardian in a front-line worker profession share the upsides and downsides of their role during COVID-19? Or could a parent/guardian in an arts or design profession lead a group discussion about their work process? Or could a multilingual parent/guardian lead a book club for multilingual learners? …
The Field Guide provides LEAs with tools to reflect on key lessons learned from 2020, plan a safe return to campus, respond to logistical needs of scheduling, develop effective communication plans, create continuity of learning, facilitate goal-setting, gain inspiration for what lies ahead, and more. It also includes a Personalized Planning tool.