Slide SIGN UP FOR A FREE WEBINAR SERIES CREATING A CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE CLASSROOM Teachers from eight districts collaborate around culturally responsive teaching. Teachers discuss culturally responsive standards and what that might look like in a classroom. Increasing student motivation through culturally responsive practices. Knowledge of students’ backgrounds allows educators to craft engaging lessons.

Culturally Proficient Schools – Work with us. Learn with us. Grow with us.

We believe that when teachers leverage and utilize culturally responsive teaching practices, then students will be authentically connected, motivated, and engaged in their learning process.

The Changing Face of Students in America – Generation Z (Born 1995 – 2012)

Generation Z is the most diverse generation in American history. For example, in the Anchorage, Alaska, School District, minority students comprise more than 50 percent of the student population (ASD October, 2013). White 45%, Mixed Race/Other 14%, Hispanic 11%, Asian 11%, Alaska Native or American Indian 9%, Black 6%, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 5%. (Values rounded to the nearest percent.)


Our Team

Gerry Briscoe, Project Manager

Gerry directs Project CREATE and PASSAGES, which are both funded by an ANEP grant to develop and use cultural indicators for Alaska Teacher Evaluation.

Martha Gould-Lehe, Education & Cultural Specialist

As staff to SERRC's Project CREATE and PASSAGES, Martha developed cultural indicators for the Alaska Cultural Standards.

Partners in Our Work

Embedded Values

I am glad we’re finally talking about culture as embedded values, ways of knowing, and behaviors rather than just a set of activities and events practiced by a group of people.

Teacher, Nome Alaska at SERRC Cultural Proficiency Training

Culture and the Brain

I loved the approaches to expand our minds about culture and the brain research.

Teacher, Wrangell Alaska at Passages Lead Teacher Training

Learning Theory

The training really made me think about how our culture affects the brain and learning.

School Leader, Fairbanks Alaska at 2016 Alaska RTI Conference

The Overlooked Third Domain of Social-Emotional Learning: Cognitive Skills…

About 2 years ago from CulturallyProficientSchools's Twitter