In February 2020, Local Progress partnered with Megan Hester and Pamela D’Angela Martinez from NYU Metro Center on a culturally responsive curriculum workshop. The purpose was to provide school board members with knowledge and information about the importance of culturally responsive curriculum in schools and demonstrate how to assess their own schools. While other Local Progress programs focus on topics such as community schools, the school-to-prison pipeline, and privatization, this was an opportunity to analyze how deeply embedded white supremacy is in the very fabric of teaching and learning, as well as strategies for overcoming that legacy.
Click on the image to view a recording of the February 2020 Local Progress webinar with NYU Metro Center on a culturally responsive curriculum workshop.
During the webinar, started with an overview of the basic elements of culturally responsive education and then did an abbreviated analysis of a short sample curriculum. We concluded with remarks from Board Member Korin Kirk about her efforts to utilize the tool in her district and some lessons learned.