SEL Awardee

Samantha Ellison

Boston Public Schools
Roxbury, MA
“The BPS Office of Equity collaborated with the Boston Student Advisory Council and the Boston Arts Academy to develop the 24/7 Respect program which allowed students to better understand how to identify and report bias-based and sexual misconduct. Educators had the option to implement supplemental grade-level appropriate lesson plans that would enable students to deepen their understanding of how to foster a safe, respectful and welcoming environment for all. We would like to expand upon our current work to increase nationwide partners, to develop further curriculum resources to tackle bias-based learning online, and to increase culturally responsive/anti-racist teacher training to support the program. We also would like to increase accessibility for ASL students, in particular, and develop an elementary sub-program to support early bias-based prevention efforts.”
Tags: Collaborative Learning, Community Engagement, Culturally Responsive Approaches, Curriculum, District, Elementary School, ELs, High School, Measurement, Mentorship, Middle School, Project-based Learning, Racial, Gender and/or Social Justice, Restorative Practices, Student Engagement, Student Leadership & Voice, Students with Disabilities, Teacher Leadership, Traditional Public School, Trauma-Informed, Urban