Social Justice & Culturally Responsive Teaching

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New– Dismantling Bias: Tools For The Classroom

Join EJS’s Chris Bridges, former EJS Acting Legal Director Zabrina Aleguire, and Dr. Jason Okonofua of UC Berkeley for a free interactive webinar that will build on social science insights about implicit bias to introduce emerging research into techniques that mitigate and reduce effects of bias in the classroom.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM PT
Register: http://bit.ly/25YTOcu

Chris Bridges and Zabrina Aleguire will open the webinar with an overview of implicit bias concepts and research, applying those insights to patterns of racially disproportionate impact in various settings including school discipline.

Dr. Jason Okonofua, a professor at University of California Berkeley, will discuss research findings regarding techniques that may be used in the classroom which reduce the use of suspension and hold particularly significant improvement for students of color.

Register: http://bit.ly/25YTOcu

This is part of the Fix School Discipline webinar series provided by Fix School Discipline, a project of Public Counsel.

NEW – Teaching for Change
Check out lessons on the history of civil, human, and economic rights in Selma & beyond posted by Teaching for Change at http://www.teachingforchange.org/programs/civil-rights-teaching/selma-history.

National Resource Center for Undocumented Students and Families 
There are approximately 2 million undocumented youth attending K-12 education. Given the populations we serve, which include youth in Latino and immigrant communities, it is likely that you will find yourself teaching undocumented students. We invite you to visit our National Resource Center for Undocumented Students and Families and learn more about how you can better support undocumented students in your classroom. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to viridiana.carrizales@teachforamerica.org

306 – Free curricular resources for high school corps members
All TFA corps members will have FREE access to 306—African-American History™ 306 exposes students to empowering stories of the African-American community and helps students draw inspiration from the grit and determination of these remarkable women and men. Students, teachers and school systems benefit from 306 in a number of ways:

  • 306 helps students interact with scaffolded activities and content.
  • 306 provides teachers with in-depth assessment tools for gauging and tracking student learning and progress.
  • 306 cultivates the skills laid out in the National and State Standards.

EverFi is the leading technology platform that teaches, assesses, and certifies students in critical skills. Our courses have touched the lives of over five million students. Click here to access this amazing resource today!

Teaching Tolerance
A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance is a place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in school. They offer many classroom resources and lessons, free of charge.

Teach For America’s Culturally Responsive Teaching Initiative
This site is intended to share research, resources, and examples of culturally responsive approaches to teaching. Take away a deeper understanding of culturally responsive teaching and find yourself connected to a broader community of educators dedicated to affirming the backgrounds of our students.

Educational Equity Consultants
This local group has worked with approximately 1,400 district leaders and school faculties through the Leadership & Racism Program, which explores how our attitudes about race and racism might be limiting students’ ability to achieve. Check out their resources page here.

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