SEL Awardee

Sheldon Reynolds

Denver Public School-UVA/Turnaround Network
Denver, CO
“The UVA Breakthrough Network is a smaller cohort of schools within the Denver Public Schools system which uses the Network Improvement Communities (NIC) model to drive the collective work of our schools. We are using our understanding of strategic planning, design theory and improvement science to develop and implement the Identity Development (ID) framework. The ID framework is centered around developing our students' identity of what it means to be a learner and a well-rounded person and around using the best instructional and SEL practices developed through the lens of culturally responsive teaching, multicultural education and social justice work.”
Tags: Community Engagement, Culturally Responsive Approaches, Curriculum, District, Elementary School, ELs, Girls & Young Women of Color, Identity Development, LGBTQI+, New Arrivals, Restorative Practices, Students Affected by Suspensions, Students with Disabilities, Traditional Public School, Urban