Promesa Boyle Heights Roosevelt High School Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Advisory Curriculum was a professional development series for teachers and community partners developed by the Restorative Justice Teacher Nicolette Morales and other members of their Culture Team. It was created during the pandemic and the racial uprisings following the murder of George Floyd. As a school whose population is 96.9% Latinx, Nicolette and other members of the Culture Team asked themselves “What does allyship and solidarity look like with our Black siblings when we can’t be together?”
Across Roosevelt High School, all staff are invested in Restorative Justice in Advisory. So, the Culture Team decided to use their advisory period as the space for teachers and students to engage in what it means for Latinx people and other non-Black people to be in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and an ally to the Black community.
The following curriculum slides are a part of the professional development series teachers and community partners were trained on to work with students in their advisory.
Honoring Genius in a Historical Time: Historically Responsive Literacy as Foundation of Rigor at Roosevelt HIgh School: Professional development for teachers and community partners on Historically Responsive Literacy.