Frequently asked questions
What is Elevated Educator?
Elevated Educator is a database that holds unit/lesson plans for teachers across the United States to teach classes that are culturally relevant. The database was developed by teachers serving multiple subjects from grades 6 to 12.
Who developed the database for Elevated Educator?
Teachers from East Lower and Upper School located in Rochester, NY, with the support of Dr. Sonia James-Wilson, Julie Kopp, and CUES, were the ones who developed all the unit plans in this database.
Can teachers not associated with Elevated Educator submit unit plans?
Currently Elevated Educator does not welcome submissions from teachers not associated with it's organization. However, Elevated Educator is currently working on allowing teachers accross the country to submit their culturally relevant lesson plans. If you would like feedback on the work your district is doing, reach out for more support through CUES.
Who is paying for the cost of Elevated Educator?
The cost to run and maintain Elevated Educator is covered by East Lower and Upper School in Rochester, NY and the Center for Urban Education Success at the Warner School, University of Rochester.
How can my district get support in this work?
Reach out to CUES.
From there, you will be connected with the level of support your district/organization needs to become culturally relevant.
What resources do you suggest to support this work in my home with my children and family?
First, TALK to your children about race, discrimination, white privilege and structural racism. It is never too early to talk about race. Be intentional about the words you use, the authors you put in front of your children, and the values you portray through your support of people of color. Make your ACTIONS match your words.
What are some of your favorite resources in becoming CRRP Educators?
East staff have participated in many book circles and professional developments. Some of our favorite books are:
Who did East consult with on this work?
Julie Kopp, Dr. Sonia James-Wilson, Warner Center, UR Faculty & Staff