Anti-Racist/Race Conscious Pedagogy

Resources for our teachers to develop lessons that assist students in understanding and processing events that have unfolded on Capitol Hill this week are listed, below. This compilation is provided in context to a greater district-wide commitment to analysis of race-conscious/anti-racist curriculum and pedagogy​ and to evaluating how we teach and learn U.S. history:

Classroom Discussions about the Capitol Breach

Talking To_Children_About_Violence

Teacher Resources Re Capitol Breach

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The Department of Instruction & Curriculum is responsible for the integration, coordination and articulation of the K-12 instructional program. In addition to the supervision of all State testing, this office is responsible for the implementation of "Best Practices" and research-based instruction to improve student learning and enhanced achievement. Our vision is to create and support District-wide professional learning communities operating on a continuous improvement model. Our goal is to provide information, understanding and support that enables our teaching staff to deliver curriculum and instruction for optimized learning of each and every student

... with equity, innovation and optimism.


Dr. Winsome Gregory
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction & Personnel

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 Timeline of K-12 Curriculum Impact with Upward Trajectory

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    Video Tips: 

    1. If the video is recorded on an iPhone or iPad and then transferred to a desktop or laptop, and is now uploaded from the computer, that could be a problem. When the video is transferred from the iPhone to the laptop or desktop, the computer automatically converts the video file to .MOV. .MOV is not acceptable by the platform. It won't work.
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    A fast online video compressor to reduce video file size. You can compress video to a desired file size or a quality level. Supports MP4, FLV, MKV and more.

    1. , uploading your video, clicking Compress Now, and then downloading the compressed version. This should solve any issues. 
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Curriculum Development Cycle

Curriculum Development Timeline