The CLEAR Model
Emphasizes the human purpose of what is being learned and its relationship to the students’ own culture.
Encourages students to make choices in content and assessment methods based on their experiences, values, needs, and strengths.
Respectful learning environments in which students racial, social, linguistic, ethnic and cultural diversity is valued and contributes to the learning experience.
Includes multiple ways to represent knowledge and skills and allow for attainment of outcomes at different points in time.
Through positive relationships, rigorous learning experiences are created involving higher order thinking and critical analysis used to address relevant, real(ness) world issues in an action-oriented manner.
Welcome to The CLEAR Model for culturally validating that is responsive pedagogy and leadership website.
Dr. Rev Hillstrom is one of this country’s foremost Indigenous scholars leading systemic change for educational excellence and equity. Through the pillars of The CLEAR Model (Culture, Learning, Equitable, Achievement and Responsive) he guides districts in generating the equity consciousness needed for conceptual, behavioral and structural transformation.
“What if all knowledge that is, has been, and ever will be, has and will continue to always exist… What if that is true”
Dr. Rev Hillstrom is the founder of Intercultural Innovations Inc. (I3 ) home of The CLEAR Model and The CLEAR Solutions Framework. He has served multiple large urban, suburban, and rural school districts across the country supporting systems as they work towards education excellence and equity. In addition, he promotes educational excellence and equity by serving with regional and national organizations including the National Urban Alliance (NUA) and the Minnesota Educational Equity Partnership (MnEEP).
“Let’s put our minds together and see what life will make for our children”