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Cultivating Genius at Home with Dr. Gholdy Muhammad

The Office of Teacher Development, in partnership with Dr. Gholdy Muhammad, proudly presents "Cultivating Genius at Home: Culturally and Historically Responsive Lessons and Supports for Parents and Teachers that will Support Student Learning Across the Disciplines.” The resources in this collection include a series of videos with accompanying lessons and resources that support learning of identity development, skills, intellectualism and criticality in blended and home-based learning settings.

  • The HILL at Home Model videos and sample lessons provide blended and home-based learning strategies to help youth know themselves and others (identity), teach literacy skills (skills), help youth learn new knowledge to be put into action (intellectualism), and help youth understand power, equity and anti-oppression (Criticality).
  • The Sample HILL at Home Lesson Plans are designed to provide examples of culturally and historically lesson plans that put the HILL Model in action in math, ELA, science, social studies, and arts.

Note: These resources, which are designed to support learning of identity development, skills, intellectualism and criticality in blended and home-based learning settings, may be used as an alternative to the Hess Cognitive Rigor Matrix (CRM) resources that were previously available on WeTeachNYC.

Consider this resource to support professional learning on racism and civic education.

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In this collection of videos, Dr. Gholdy Muhammad provides an introduction to her HILL at Home model for instruction. The HILL model is an equity framework for teaching and learning across all disciplines. Honoring traditions and theories of culturally responsive learning, this model is historically responsive and grounded in Black education and Bl...

The Sample HILL at Home lessons are designed to provide examples of culturally and historically lesson plans that put the HILL Model in action in math, ELA, science, social studies, and arts. For each subject area, there is a sample lesson plan and explanatory video. 

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