CRCT Professional Development
Roseville Area Schools is a diverse learning community with students, families, and staff who represent a variety of nationalities, ethnicities, languages, cultures, religions, abilities, learning styles, and other attributes. The district is committed to realizing the full benefits of its diverse learning environment and achieving equitable educational outcomes for all students. To do this, the district has created a conscious and consistent system-wide Culturally Responsive and Competent Teaching (CRCT) professional development plan. CRCT helps faculty teach students from different cultures and build relationships with students' families. The professional development plan emphasizes personal and interpersonal awareness and sensitivity, cultural knowledge, and cross-cultural teaching skills to achieve the CRCT goals.
Educators can find professional development resources below. For more information about the CRCT professional development plan, please contact the district's Director of Equity and Elementary Education, Dr. Leona Derden, at 651-628-6452 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below, educators can find maintainable and replicable practices, processes (habits of the system), and rubrics that lead to a conscious and consistent, system-wide culturally responsive practice.
- CRCT Plan
- Domain 5 Rubric
- Administrators Power Standard #1
- CRCT SOEP and SLP Pairing Maps
Facilitation resources are supplemental information sources that can help educators develop CRCT skills.
- National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME): nameorg.org
- National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE): www.nabe.org
- Multicultural Pavilion: edchange.org
- Awesome Library: www.awesomelibrary.org
- Ted Talk—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story
- Ted Talk—Rita Pierson: Every Child Needs A Champion
- Ted Talk—Vernā Myers: How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them
- Ted Talk—Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms
- Ted Talk—Clint Smith: The danger of silence
- Ted Talk—Boniface Mwangi: The day I stood up alone
- Backward Bike Video
Essays and Case Studies
- Gorski, P. Pothini, S. (2014) Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education. New York, NY. Routledge
- Pollock, M (2008) Everyday Anti-Racism: Getting Real About Race in School. The New Press
- Kohn, Alfie. (April 1988) Only for My Kid: How Privileged Parents Undermine School Reform. Phi Delta Kappan, pp. 569 - 577