Wow! Word Choice Matters!
Why does our choice of words matter when we write or when we speak?
K - 1st
English Language Arts
Engages in discussions and activities around representative diversity and individual differences without grappling with structural oppressions. Culture is externalized and the focus is on the abstract. Minor discomfort may be felt and tensions are largely avoided.
Empowering Families and Communities
Families and community members are key stakeholders in determining the ways materials and resources are accessible, equitable, and inclusive for all students.
Intentional Use of Technology
Technology is used in a purposeful manner that is informed by context and is oriented towards building equitable and inclusive learning environments.
Multiple Ways of Knowing and Doing
The knowledge and wisdom of the students, families, and communities are centered in content and materials to promote equitable and inclusive learning experiences.
Identity 5 - Students will recognize traits of the dominant culture, their home culture and other cultures and understand how they negotiate their own identity in multiple spaces.
Diversity 7 - Students will develop language and knowledge to accurately and respectfully describe how people (including themselves) are both similar to and different from each other and others in their identity groups.
Empowered Learner 1a - Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.