Culturally Responsive Education Resources

We believe every student was created in the image of God. Out of this belief flows a desire to be bridge builders, advocates, and change agents in our communities.

The last few years have proven what many of us already knew– there are great disparities in our country’s educational systems in regards to systemic racism. 

Here at StreetSchool Network we believe knowledge is power, and thus we are committed to educating ourselves, so we can ensure we are best serving our diverse student populations.

Our resource bank will hopefully be ever growing in this area, but we have included some internal and supplementary resources below to help our Network educators begin this difficult and incredibly personal work. 

Pre-Recorded StreetSchool Network™ Trainings

Racial Bias & Blindspot Training – Race in the Classroom Part 1/2

Veteran StreetSchool Network educator and administrator, Christina Schmitzler, graciously provided us with an introductory racial bias and blind spot training in the early fall of 2020. 

Click above to watch the recording of her presentation. Please feel free to use this training with your school staff or as a springboard for your own intra-school conversations.

 

Better Supporting Our Students of Color – Race in the Classroom Part 2/2

StreetSchool Network director, Kacy Leyba, joined forces with Christina Schmitzler to provide “part two” of our Race in the Classroom training– Better Supporting Our Students of Color in the Classroom. 

The vast majority of Kacy’s Master’s level work was centered creating gospel-centered communities in which students of color can thrive. Click above to watch the recording of her presentation.

 

This beautiful song by Brittney Spencer and Common Hymnal has served as a constant prayer for our Network over the last year. 

May we be a people after God’s heart and the healing of all of humanities’. 

Additional Culturally Responsive Education Resources

Note: Many of the resources below are editorials and articles intended to spark conversation and continued personal and professional growth. These are not necessarily reflective of the corporate, root belief systems of the StreetSchool Network, as they may not be presented from a Biblical worldview. 

“Teaching Racial Justice Isn’t Racial Justice”

A New York Times OpEd article racial justice in the classroom post the murder of George Floyd.

How to Get Started with Culturally Responsive Teaching

An Edutopia article written by Nikki Williams Rucker

A Framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching

ASCD’s Educational Leadership presents Raymond J. Wlodkowski and Margery B. Ginsberg’s framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching

Read Conmigo

Read Conmigo is a bilingual literacy program that provides free children’s books in English and Spanish, educational apps, and literary resources for children in preschool through 5th grade. *As of June 2021, the Read Conmigo website is down. However we are posting this resource in hopes it will be back soon.*

Racial Equity Tools

The University of Southern California’s Center for Urban Education’s racial equity toolbox, case studies, and publications.

Carol Robinson-Zañartu, Nola Butler-Byrd, Valerie Cook-Morales, Paul Dauphinais, Elvina Charley, and Mike Bonner’s 2011 article in Contemporary School Psychology detailing the pervasing under serving of Native American students in our school systems, as well as steps to rectify this gap in justice.

Kevin L. Smith’s 2012 article on matriarchal relationships within the African-American community. This article is an excerpt from the Journal of Family Ministry and Discipleship’s Spring 2012 edition. 

Culturally Responsive Education Bookshelf

*Featured professional development reads*

The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism

By: Jemar Tisby

Woke Church: An Urgent Call for Christians in America to Confront Racism and Injustice

By: Eric Mason

Mi Casa Uptown: Learning to Love Again

By: Rich Perez

Other People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom

By: Lisa Delpit

Being Latino in Christ: Finding Wholeness in Your Ethnic Identity

By: Orlando Crespo

Arroz con Pollo and Apple Pie: Raising Bicultural Children

By: Maritere Rodriguez Bellas 

Follow the link below to our Goodreads Bookshelf for more professional development resources on Culturally Responsive Education.

Monique W. Morris – author of Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools – Why Black Girls Are Targeted For Punishment At School– And How To Change That

Resources for Further Discussion and Reading
Buy Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools on Bookshop.org
Monique Morris discusses "Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools" with the Ford Foundation

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Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools - Mini Documentary Presented by the California Endowment

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