As the Board continues to define and develop related clarification and details associated with the implementation of R277-328, the USBE Teaching and Learning Team will be developing resources to support educators in ensuring educational equity in every Utah classroom. The first two attached resources we have developed include:
* The Four Keys to Successful Implementation: This resource shares four key themes we have curated from concerns shared with USBE leadership related to claims of CRT happening in classrooms. By employing these four keys to successful implementation, educators can increase their confidence in continuing to provide quality learning opportunities that respect each individual.
* Orchestrating Productive Classroom Discussions: When orchestrating productive, respectful, and safe classroom discussions, it is essential to have ground rules, language frames, and discussion protocols to support students. This document shares some sample ground rules along with discussion language frames and protocols to assist teachers in facilitating discussions.
We have launched a website with these resources-https://www.schools.utah.gov/educationalequity/resources. If you have suggestions or feedback on these resources or other related needs, please contact Jennifer.Throndsen(a)schools.utah.gov<mailto:Jennifer.Throndsen@schools.utah.gov>.
Naomi Watkins, Ph.D.
Secondary ELA and Library Media Specialist
Utah State Board of Education