Culturally responsive educational systems are grounded in the belief that culturally and linguistically diverse students can excel in academic endeavors.
Culturally responsive pedagogy and practice facilitates and supports the achievement of all students. In a culturally responsive classrooms and schools, effective teaching and learning occur in a culturally-supported, learner-centered context, whereby the strengths students bring to school are identified, nurtured, and utilized to promote student achievement.
Download the materials in each of the following three academies. All files will open in a new window. Please print the manuals and save the PowerPoints for use with the academy presentations.
Academy 1: Understanding Cultural Responsiveness
Academy 2: Culturally Responsive Classrooms
Academy 3: Culturally Responsive Curriculum