A new collection of videos is available to support educators implementing New York’s Culturally Responsive-Sustaining (CR-S) Education Framework. These videos are a series of webinars that seek to elevate current work related to the New York State Culturally Responsive-Sustaining (CR-S) Education Framework through sharing stories of growth and change from schools and districts across the state.

The “Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Webinar Series,” developed by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and the Region 2 Comprehensive Center (R2CC) intends to deepen the understanding of culturally responsive-sustaining (CR-S) education and its framework, catalyze statewide commitment, and foster new and continuous learning related to implementing effective strategies that support all students. A companion Video Viewing Guide is also available to help inform reflection and discussion. We encourage viewers to read the questions in the guide before watching the videos and refer to them while viewing.

“NYSED is inspired by the range of culturally responsive and inclusive practices that are highlighted across a range of school districts in this webinar series. The potential for change is immense when we share specific action steps, ways to overcome challenges, and positive outcomes with each other on our paths toward achieving equitable, affirming, and inclusive schools,” shared Dr. Diane Wynne, Executive Director of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at NYSED.

R2CC worked with NYSED to design, plan, and implement this webinar series. R2CC previously led the development of other tools and resources to support the rollout and implementation of the CR-S Education Framework in districts and schools across the state.

Learn more about New York’s Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework.

The Region 2 Comprehensive Center works with state education agencies and their regional and local constituents in Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island to improve outcomes for all children and better serve communities through capacity-building technical assistance.

These resources were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. However, the contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the federal government.