Our Commitment to Being Culturally Responsive
Learning A-Z is committed to building cultural awareness, understanding, and respect through thoughtfully developed instructional resources. We believe education is the cornerstone of change and are committed to providing culturally responsive resources that serve teachers, students, and families of all backgrounds and ethnicities in classrooms and homes around the globe.
As a company, we believe equitable education is vital to social and economic outcomes for individuals and communities. We are taking actions to build equity considerations into the ideation and production of our products. We are working towards better representing our customers and community and have significantly increased our investment in equity in education.
The full investment includes a number of simultaneous and necessary ongoing activities:
- An ongoing external and internal audit of our content to ensure that it is culturally inclusive and representative of the students we serve;
- The development of new resources created by a diverse team through a DEI lens to represent real-life topics, facilitate meaningful conversations, and provide social-emotional learning support;
- The engagement of an external culturally dynamic reviewers and consultants to guide our work and hold us accountable; and
- Continued collaboration with UNICEF USA to give students the ability to help families in need regardless of their economic background.
To learn is to grow. Evolving means changing. That’s why we value feedback from experts and readers like you as we rise to these key challenges. We are seeking input from specialists around the nation to guide our future planning.
Culturally Dynamic Reviewers and Consultants
Learning A-Z is guided by cultural dynamic reviewers and consultants who focus on big picture topics to address gaps and instructional needs. These individuals include professionals who have experience working with K-12 students, especially in the areas of social-emotional learning, English language development, and dual language teaching, as well as experts and practitioners who have experience working with organizations or communities dedicated to DEI and cultural competence in educational materials.
These experienced individuals provide input on the resources under development to ensure we create content that accurately and respectfully represents the diverse communities we serve. Our reviewers analyze materials with an eye to cultural responsiveness, instructional value, social-emotional needs, grade-appropriateness, and more. This review process is ongoing and we continue to leverage the recommendations from these reviewers and consultants.
Connect With Us
As a company, we are constantly evolving, learning, and growing. To that end, we are continuing to add more specialists from diverse backgrounds who represent different perspectives, to be included as reviewers, writers, and creative talent. If you or someone you know is interested in joining Learning A-Z in this effort, or if you have feedback or suggestions that you would like to share with us, please complete this form: