Integrating Culturally-Responsive Sustaining Education (CRSE) in Remote Learning Environments



NYSED is committed to developing Culturally-Responsive Sustaining Education (CRSE) environments for all students. CRSE helps educators create student-centered learning environments that: affirm racial, linguistic, and cultural identities; prepare students for rigor and independent learning; develop students’ abilities to connect across lines of difference; elevate historically marginalized voices; and empower students as agents of social change. CRSE means relating all aspects of teaching and learning within the context of a student’s cultural identity and experience. CRSE sees students from an assets-based perspective and leverages their cultural context and skills, such as multilingualism, to make learning relevant and meaningful. CRSE strategies draw from students’ “real world” experiences and background, which during remote learning is their home, family, local community, friends, and other student-connected communities. NYSED and our partners across the state are developing training and resources for teachers and educational leaders to implement CRSE through remote/hybrid learning environments and align this work with the NYSED CRSE Framework.  

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