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Equitable Curriculum & Teaching

**Leading Educators. (2020). Teaching for equity: A guide to integrating academics, well-being & anti-racism in student experiences. Available at 6f69ff14-83c2-4bdf-8b79-4ff6d69153dd/Teaching_for_Equity_Framework_Leading_Educators.pdf.

The purpose of this framework is to guide teachers to reflect on their work and make connections across different practices that support a whole-child, anti-racist way of teaching. The framework shares a) three mindsets that teachers can adopt personally and professionally – called the three “classroom strands” – and b) two resources that assume teachers are one part of a larger, systemic effort to transform student learning – called the two “resource strands”. The authors believe that no single teacher can transform the schooling experience. Rather, both sets of strands – teacher mindsets and structural resources – need to come together cohesively.

If you are short on time, we recommend focusing on the main body of text for each section, while skimming the more detailed tables of practical advice.

Hanover Research. (2020). Culturally responsive curriculum. Available at CULTURALLY%20RESPONSIVE%20CURRICULUM.pdf.

This research brief and discussion guide is a tool for establishing what culturally responsive curriculum is. The author discusses three approaches to creating learning experiences that center on students’ identities and experiences: (1) culturally relevant pedagogy, (2) culturally responsive teaching, and (3) culturally sustaining pedagogy. The author also includes guiding questions that teachers and principals can use to reflect on their current instructional materials and how well or not the materials are meeting students’ needs.

HILL Pedagogies. (n.d.). Culturally & historically responsive curriculum review and evaluation: Proposal and outline. Available at

Long Beach Unified School District is contracting with HILL Pedagogies to help them conduct a review of the district’s curriculum using the HILL Culturally and Historically Responsive Framework. Hill Pedagogies focuses on five areas of student development: (1) identity development, (2) skills, (3) intellectualism, (4) criticality, and (5) joy. This document provides insight into the district’s values and their approach to the equity work up to this point.

**This document is a priority reading.