Updated Info re: “Reframing the Narrative” Cohorts for Elementary Teachers

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We are pleased to announce that we are forming cohorts for Reframing the Narrative for elementary educators. Over the last two years, secondary teachers have been participating in this project with the purpose of co-constructing anti-racist and culturally responsive social studies curricula. This year, we are inviting all pre-K through fifth-grade educators to apply to be a part of this exciting project, which will include a pathway toward a micro-credential or certification in Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT).


Participants must commit to the following:

  • Pursue CRT micro-credentialing or certification by:
    • Attending training for Modules 1-3 with the Reframing the Narrative cohort.
    • Participating in either the division cohort or a school-based cohort for certification or micro-credentialing.
  • Attend a weekend workshop at Montpelier that will include expert-led sessions focused on pedagogy, place-based learning, and instructional resource curation.
  • Read and do a book talk on a notable trade book that reflects our anti-racist and culturally responsive design principles. (Note: Books will require approval from the building-level principal.)
  • Participate in a book study.
  • Take students to Montpelier (second and fifth) to participate in a field experience.
  • Participate in a three-day Inquiry Design Model (IDM) workshop in the summer of 2022.
  • Complete all surveys and evaluation tools.


  • $500 for participation in all cohort activities
  • $375 for participation in the IDM workshop
  • $500/$1000 for successful micro-credential/certification


To apply, elementary educators should complete the 2021-22 Reframing the Narrative Application.

Upon receipt of an application, Lead coaches Neeley Minton and Lisa Molinaro will reach out with additional details.

More Information

For more information about requirements and to view the developing schedule of events, please refer to the Reframing the Narrative Work Agreement.

Once officially part of a cohort, participants should complete and return the Work Agreement to Neeley Minton and Lisa Molinaro.