How do we keep our eye on equity during this period of remote learning? We cannot afford to ignore the achievement gap during this time, but what can we do to ensure it doesn't get exacerbated? It starts with helping students take more control over their learning, especially those that were behind grade level when schools closed due to COVID-19. The key is bringing the principles of culturally responsive teaching into how we design and deliver instruction online. First we have to let go of misconceptions about what culturally responsive teaching is and learn how to authentically leverage culture as a cognitive scaffold to help deepen learning. Session attendees will take away three core CRT design principles and three high leverage practices that can be easily incorporated into our remote teaching.