A cultural awareness 101 training that Alpine School District has adopted for all educators.
In 2018, Alpine School District’s theme was Every One Matters. In 2019, the ASD’s theme was Shine Alpine! And in 2020, ASD’s theme is One community, one vision! The powerful words within these themes over the years have sent a strong message; one of mutual respect, inclusion, dignity, and love!
Often times in education we hear the message: be a change agent; one that as our district’s mission states, educates all students to inspire learning and protect our freedoms, one that speaks up when injustices are occurring in plain sight and one that creates a culture of inclusivity, dignity and love for all students. As educators, the work starts with each of us. The conversations start with each of us. The change starts with each of us.
Let’s engage in this conversation. This is an opportunity to exercise the aspirations contained in our Vision for Learning, particularly communication, collaboration, character, citizenship. Below are some resources for building a culture of mutual respect, inclusion, dignity, and love.
- Southern Poverty Law Center
- Teaching Tolerance
- The National Equity Project
- Ted talk: “How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion” | Peggy McIntosh at TEDxTimberlaneSchools (18:26)
- 31 Children’s books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance
- Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy by: Gholdy Muhammad.
- Belonging through a culture of dignity: The keys to successful equity implementation by Floyd Cobb & John Krownapple.
- Your students, my students, our students: Rethinking Equitable and Inclusive classrooms by Lee Ann Jung, Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher and Julie Kroener.
- How to be an anti-racist by Ibram X. Kendi.
Acknowledges, responds to, and celebrates fundamental cultures offers full, equitable access to education for students from all cultures
Federally funded program to enrich the education of American Indian and Alaskan Native students by supplementing with educational support and cultural programs to help in a student’s overall success of their educational experience and learning.
The purpose of Title III is to help ensure that English learners (ELs) attain English language proficiency and meet state academic standards.
We work with schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards
Title VI and Race, Color and National Origin Discrimination
We are here to support students that may be experiencing homelessness