Inclusionary Resources Directory
Culturally Responsive Teaching
Culturally responsive teaching is an approach to teaching that recognizes the importance of including students’ cultural backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in the learning process. It involves creating an inclusive and welcoming learning environment that promotes student engagement, motivation, and academic achievement. Culturally responsive teaching requires educators to understand and appreciate the diversity of their students and to adapt their instructional strategies to meet the unique needs of each student.
Culturally responsive teaching is grounded in the belief that all students can succeed, and that education should be accessible and meaningful for everyone. It is not just about teaching content, but about teaching in a way that is responsive to the needs and experiences of all students.
Sui-Lan Ho’okano is the Cultural Program Manager for the Enumclaw School District. She is Native Hawaiian, Taino Indian, Puerto Rican, Chinese, Africana. She has worked
Liliya Stefolgo & Pam Schaff are two of OSSI’s Continuous Improvement Partners who work in several districts with schools identified for targeted and comprehensive support and bring their
Learn about Intersectional Consciousness and explore ways to cultivate diverse and inclusive learning environments for both Teacher Candidates and their students. Guest Speaker: Dr. Mildred Boveda,
Learn from the Arizona Department of Education’s focus on Culturally Responsive Literacy & Education, using their Learning Walks Protocol. Guest Speaker: Sandra Figueroa, M.Ed., Education Program
Learn how Culturally Relevant Education can be used to promote Social Justice for all students on an individual, institutional, and systematic levels. Guest Speakers: Brittany
Learn about the criteria for student diversity identification and consider how these criteria can be improved to support learner equity. Additional Resources Learning Policy Institute
Learn about the evolution of Culturally Relevant Education as it has transitioned from Culturally Relevant Pedagogy into Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy. Examine how the development of
Learn about ways to integrate culturally responsive policy and practice into teacher preparation programs using data collection. Guest Speakers: Andrea Whittaker, Ph.D., National Director, edTPA
Learn ways to embed culturally relevant and responsive pedagogy in teacher residency programs, using Louisiana’s Norman C. Francis Teacher Residency program as an in-depth case
Learn about the evolution and implementation of culturally relevant education using two case studies that illustrate Mississippi’s state-level policies and program enhancement initiatives. Guest Speakers:
Learn about the importance of culturally responsive and relevant pedagogy, and the related policy & practice play in ensuring equity and access.
In partnership with OSPI, CSTP and 2021 Washington Teacher of the Year, Brooke Brown, moderated a discussion and Q&A with Dr. Adeyemi Stembridge, author and
Learn about the inclusionary practice of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy. This video covers (1) the basics of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, (2) the importance of Culturally Responsive