7 Equitable Education Instruction and Leadership Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Teaching & Learning #SeeWhatImLearning Curious about what school looks like in 2018? Want a peek into HRCE’s classrooms? Check out #SeeWhatImLearning! Thanks to teachers, students and administrators who have been sharing their moments of teaching and learning. HRCE’s Math Team is using Twitter to show how consultants, coaches and support teachers are impacting instruction and student learning in math by using #HRCEMath. Follow along! Soon, #HRCELiteracy will be used to demonstrate the work of our Literacy Team. Stay tuned! How are we ensuring that newcomer students’ cultures and languages are being validated and affirmed in HRCE classrooms? As our newcomer population continues to grow, today’s classrooms are reflective of these changes. To support the learning of all students, English as an Additional Language (EAL) teachers are working with classroom teachers to create language-rich classrooms that benefit students in attaining academic language skills and deeper content comprehension by using a variety of strategies to Validate, Affirm, Build and Bridge (VABB). One strategy is the use of ‘total participation techniques,’ where every student is actively involved in the lesson that is relevant and engaging. Another strategy is the use of culturally diverse books and dual language books to bridge understanding among all students. In doing so, teachers are validating and affirming the culture and language of all learners. EAL teachers receive ongoing professional development to support their work with newcomer students, classroom teachers and peers in supporting classrooms that are welcoming to students of all cultures and language backgrounds throughout HRCE schools. Improving Student Achievement