Culturally Responsive Teaching Series

Sankore Consulting provides training and workshops to teachers/educators regard the topics of:

  • Culturally Responsive Teaching CRT   ( 7  session Series) 
  • Multicultural Education
  • Digital Equity, Engagement and Inclusion ( Ed Tech ) 
  • Cultural Competency ( course approved by PELSB licensing board) 
  • Culturally Responsive Positive  Behavior Intervention Supports
  • Culturally Responsive Restorative Practice

Our framework    Culturally Responsive Teaching has components:

  1. Inclusive Mindset:  What does the Educator Believe about their role in the classroom,  what do they believe about their students
  2. Inclusive Practices:  What are the behaviors , practices or pedagogy of the classroom, how do these practices contribute to the empowerment of students?
  3. Inclusive  Curriculum: What are the resources that are used to engage, reflect and represent the student?
Outline of Culturally Responsive Teaching Professional Development Sessions
This series can be a complement to the CRT & The Brain Dr. Z. Hammond text
Culturally Responsive Teaching 101 Foundations
In this session teachers will:
– Understand the Historic Context for BIPOC students
– Explore Culture and the Brain and its impact on Teaching
– Understand the “Four Practices of Culturally Responsive Teaching”
Understanding & Addressing Implicit Bias in the Classroom
In this session teachers will:
– Develop a critical outlook on how educational systems and policy inform our classroom spaces
– Explore Inclusive teaching strategies
– “Building & Establishing Learning Partnerships”: Being a Warm Demander
Understanding & Addressing Implicit Bias in Grading
In this session teachers will:
– Understand mental models connected grading
– Unpack teacher expectations
– Explore strategies to reduce grading inequities “3 Pillars”
– Examine the “Asset Based Feedback Protocol”
Understanding & Addressing Implicit Bias in Discipline
In this session teachers will:
– Examine data related to school discipline
– Understand the function of the school to prison pipeline
– Explore alternative discipline methods
– Understanding the “Academic Mindset Cycle”
Culturally Responsive Teaching 201 Applications
In this session teachers will:
– Explore CRT Tools and Resources for their classroom
– Construct Cognitive Routines for their classroom
– Compose a “CRT Community Environment”
Culturally Responsive Teaching 301 Creating a Plan
In this session teachers will:
– Using a Liberatory Design Thinking Process Create a Culturally Responsive Teaching Plan/Structure for their classroom
Culturally Responsive Teaching Evaluation & Action Research
In this session teachers will:
– Cluster to talk about the challenges, opportunities and lessons learned as they applied the CRT Plan
– Revise CRT Plans based on insight and feedback and then determine another implementation cycle

Training Series Overview: 

Digital Equity and Engagement

Sankore Consulting offers training on Educational Technology in general and how to use Ed Tech  in the classroom to promote  equity, inclusion, engagement and empowerment.

We have offerings for educators  and educational leaders that  explore ways in which ed tech tools can be used in a transformative manner. 
Our framework for focuses on 3 critical elements:

  1. Inclusive Instruction and Practices
  2. Blended Learning as a Function of Equity
  3. Access and Equity with intention

Training Sessions

Classroom Resources

Lesson Plans


Culturally Responsive Teaching Resources
Title /Link
My Notes
A searchable database of ready-to-use videos, educator guides, and readings that will support your efforts to include Absent Narratives in your classroom
Great source of local and regional history sources about diverse topics K-12
Promotes and supports the teaching of people’s history in middle and high school classrooms
This site contains lessons and articles arranged by topic and time period. Great for critical thinking and perspective taking
Edutopia is a trusted source shining a spotlight on what works in education.
Great source for keeping in touch with best practices and innovations in education
Learning for Justice seeks to uphold the mission of the Southern Poverty Law Center: to be a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyon
A comprehensive resources for primary and seconday source reading & writing lessons around social justice
A collection of resources for educators to support youth to explore, recognize, and take seriously the civic potentials of digital life.
A Unit study that offers teachers and student a pathway to engage in topics of digital inclusion and exclusion