New CROSS-CURRICULAR CONTENT READERS for Grades K–3
Supporting Culturally Responsive and Relevant Pedagogy
Sankofa K–3 content readers will be your new favourite resource. Here’s why:
Sankofa celebrates the inspiring and complex histories, stories, and cultural legacies of people of African descent.
All Sankofa K–3 content readers:
Each grade includes a 48-page teacher guide that includes information on culturally responsive and relevant pedagogy (CRRP) as well as detailed instructions to support evidence-based systematic and explicit instruction in foundational knowledge skills, including oral language, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension, and writing.
Principal, Dismantling Anti-Black Racism Strategy Implementation Plan, YRDSB
Toronto-born Darcie Sutherland is a proud Afro-Latina (Honduras) and West Indian woman (Guyana). For the past 20 years, Sutherland has served to empower Black and marginalized students from K-12 in various capacities — as classroom educator, African/Caribbean Teacher Liaison, Vice Principal and Principal.
Darcie Sutherland is currently a Principal of Inclusive School and Community Services: Dismantling Anti-Black Racism Strategy in the York Region District School Board. She’s responsible for coordinating the implementation of York Region District School Board’s Dismantling Anti-Black Racism Strategy. A significant part of the role includes supporting all YRDSB staff in acquiring the racial literacy skills needed to recognize, discuss, dismantle and disrupt racist ideologies that perpetuate the disparities that Black students face.