Culturally responsive education is designed to provide learning opportunities for our school community that will enable us to relate respectfully with people of your own culture as well as those from other cultures. Understanding cultural diversity is important because our country, workplaces, and schools increasingly consist of various cultural, racial, and ethnic groups. We can learn from one another, but first we must have a level of understanding about each other in order to facilitate collaboration and cooperation. Learning about other cultures helps us understand different perspectives within the world in which we live, and helps dispel negative stereotypes and personal biases about different groups. In addition, cultural diversity helps us recognize and respect “ways of being” that are not necessarily our own, so that as we interact with others we can build bridges to trust, respect, and understanding across cultures. Furthermore, this diversity makes our country a more interesting place to live, as people from diverse cultures contribute language skills, new ways of thinking, new knowledge, and different experiences
Our Culturally Responsive Education committees will explore ways to provide culturally responsive educational opportunities. If you are interested in volunteering to work with school personnel on any of the groups or subcommittees, please indicate it on the survey:
CRE Committees- Please consider volunteering to participate in one of the following:
- Curriculum Enhancement- Collaborating with Teachers to Lend Cultural Connections to Classroom Learning
- Celebrating Culture-Collaborating with Parents and Teachers to provide Cultural Experiences and Learning Opportunities for our School Community outside of the School Day (trips/performances/special events)
- Engaging Students in Culture- Collaborating with Parents and Teachers to provide Cultural Learning Opportunities through Special Guest Speakers/Assembly Programs and after-school Extra-curricula Programs/Clubs.
Each committee will meet one Tuesday afternoon per month between 2:30PM and 4:30PM beginning in November (Tuesday dates to follow)