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Learning Forward ICSD

Learning Forward ICSD is the Ithaca City School District’s three-year approach to academic and social-emotional learning. Our commitment - to reverse the legacy of racism and establish communities built on love and joy - is centered around four key tenets:

STUDENTS AS PARTNERS AND LEADERS
  • Centering the perspectives of students of color in the curriculum design process
  • Holding ourselves accountable to doing this well, as staff
EDUCATOR IDENTITY WORK
  • Ongoing identity exploration to determine how my identities-
    • interest with others
    • shape how I approach the work
    • connect with joy
ANTI-RACIST CURRICULUM FOR ALL
  • Meaningful, interdisciplinary learning experiences that de-center dominant narratives, with a focus on literacy through identity, skills, intellect, criticality, and joy
    • Authentic, performance-based assessments
    • Year-to-year learning maps for all grades and courses
STRUCTURES OF SUPPORT
  • Mental health integration
  • Professional learning
  • Multidirectional communication
  • Community partners
  • Personalized instruction
  • Summer programming
  • After school opportunities
 
 

Updates Presented to the Board of Education

 
Learning Forward ICSD & Literacy Updates
October 26, 2021
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View the literacy presentation slideshow >>
 
Learning Forward ICSD at Cayuga Heights
June 22, 2021
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Learning Forward ICSD at Belle Sherman
June 8, 2021
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Learning Forward ICSD at Fall Creek
April 27, 2021
 
Learning Forward ICSD Overview
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Learning Forward ICSD Funds One-Pager