Ethnic Studies in K-5 with Concord International Elementary School

This post is a follow up to Puma Poetry Slam. WAESN’s Executive Director, Tracy Castro-Gill, sat down with 5 K-5 educators from Concord International Elementary School in Seattle, WA, to discuss what it takes to create culturally sustaining, liberatory spaces where students value their identities, cultures, and languages.

You can find the transcript of this recording and a copy of the self-assessment rubric used for the poetry slam here.

WAESN would like to thank the educators, Carly Groszhans, Jessica Staire, Celina Martinez, Maggie Dunphy, and Cinthia Sarahi, for sharing their expertise and experiences with ethnic studies in elementary school. We are also grateful for the Xicanx Institute for Teaching and Organizing (XITO) for their contributions to the learning of the Concord educators and the staff of WAESN.

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