This module includes three units exploring the connections between adolescent development, the science of learning, and culturally responsive pedagogies. It is meant to make the case that K-12 teachers must not ignore the impact and value of culture as a dimension of development and factor in learning processes. The module culminates in an exploration of how the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework overlaps with principles of CRT (Culturally Relevant Teaching).
The Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is releasing this model tool for screening for biased content to Washington districts in the hope that it will provide suggestions and examples for review teams during the instructional materials selection and adoption process.
The WSCSS K-8 Conference was about culturally responsive teaching in Social Studies classrooms. Listen to recorded sessions from Washington educators.
These resources are available for free online viewing.