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Culturally Responsive Resources

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At WSD, we want to ensure our students feel safe, valued, and welcome in our schools. Part of our responsibility is to ensure that all students learn the importance of treating others with dignity, respect, and empathy. We’ve curated a list of resources for families, staff, and community members to support the journey to understanding the diversity of the human experience as we prepare our children to be world citizens. Click on the title below to access the online resource.


Community Conversation Workshop Series: Equity & Cultural Responsiveness

We invite WSD parents/guardians to learn more about district efforts toward equity and cultural responsiveness by viewing the series of presentations below with Keziah LaTorre, WSD Director of Equity and Cultural Responsiveness.

Culturally Responsive Teaching Practices Recording: This session explores this practice and its relevance to meaningful student learning experiences. View Powerpoint

Social Emotional Learning Recording: This session will explore SEL’s relationship to Culturally Responsive Teaching and its importance to students’ overall social, emotional, mental, behavioral, and academic wellness and success. View Powerpoint 

Importance of Language & Mindset Recording: This session explores the benefits of using a strengths-based approach in language and mindset to foster thriving relationships and empowering decision-making skills for student wellness and success. View Powerpoint

Restorative Practices: This session explores Restorative Practices which empower students to learn from their choices, understand their impact, and grow personally in their ability to make sound decisions and resolve conflicts. View Powerpoint