Franczek Educational Equity Webinar Series: Implementing Culturally Responsive Curriculum and Expanding Opportunities for Advanced Coursework
Event Date: 04/08/2021
Thursday, April 8, 2021 12 p.m.
What is included in your curriculum? What is left out? Who is telling the story? This month our Equity Webinar will focus on curriculum. The content and instructional methods used in classrooms play a critical role in creating an educational environment that welcomes students with different identities and experiences, provides students with historical context for current events, develops critical thinking and collaboration skills, and prepares students to thrive in a multicultural society. The way students are grouped and tracked for learning also has significant implications related to expectations, perceptions, and ultimately achievement. We will be focusing on both the substance of the curriculum and removing barriers to students’ access to higher-level academic coursework. Moderators Amy Dickerson and Kendra Yoch are pleased to be joined by partner Dana Fattore Crumley, as well as Dr. Michael Lubelfeld, Superintendent at North Shore School District 112, and Dr. Nick Polyak, Superintendent at Leyden High School District 212.