Culturally-responsive teaching by design
Educators are welcome to charter their own personalized learning path by self-enrolling into Level 1, 2, and 3 of the learning progression.
Research about professional learning, however, finds that sustained professional development in which teachers work in professional teams to actively learn, interpret, and create curriculum for their content areas as most effective and related to student gains (Darling-Hammond, Hyler, & Gardner, 2017). It is therefore ideal when groups of teachers complete the L1, L2, L3 learning progression as a team.
- Level 1: Learn addresses the knowledge dimension in which educators demonstrate their understanding of the principles and practices of culturally-responsive teaching. (Modules 1-5)
- Level 2: Interpret addresses the application dimension in which educators reflect and discuss how to adopt CRT principles and practices in developmentally appropriate ways in their own classrooms. (Modules 6-10)
- Level 3: Create addresses the synthesis dimension in which educators design and develop developmentally appropriate CRT learning experiences for learners in their own classrooms. (Modules 11-15)