Resources for Teachers/Professional Staff
Why Equity & Inclusion? Getting Started.
Talking about Equity in Schools: Tools for Difficult Conversations (Written by: Dr. Karen Baptiste)
Belonging: A Conversation about Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (Written By: Krys)
Local and National Resources
An extensive library of resources pertaining to Black History and related topics. The library contains folders with readings on prominent leaders and culturally-relevant issues, such as Afro-Futurism, Black Music, and Radical Women in the Black Freedom Struggle.
Celebrate Black History Month with resources from PBS Parents and PBS Learning Media. Other topics of interest include social emotional learning for students and teachers, being outside, current events, and climate change.
Plus, check out the research report about how Molly of Denali can help teach children to use and create informational text. Check the webpage often to find new featured resources related to monthly themes and organized by grade-band and subject area.
This site includes classroom and professional development resources (including webinars) about a broad swath of topics pertaining to equity and inclusion, including: ability, class, and gender and sexual idenity.
An interview from Learning from Justice with Arizona State University Professor Neal A. Lester on the courses that he has taught about the n-word.
The Vermont-NEA Racial Justice Task Force was established in 2015 as a response to the National Education Association’s initiative to eradicate institutional racism in our nation’s public schools. The Task Force is composed of representatives of Vermont’s education agencies, legislators and government agency representatives, school employees, parents, and students from around the state.
"NEA's Racial Justice in Education Resource Guide includes tools & resources for creating the space in your classroom to talk about race, racial equity assessments, strategic planning, and more."
"This article seeks to explore three important differences within the Black American experience, while unpacking how these differences have led to discord. Supporting Black people requires an understanding of the unique barriers that different Black communities face, in order to develop support systems and interventions to reduce and repair the harms experienced. (Forbes, February 2022)
Learning to be a threat to inequity in our spheres of influence.
The ELI offers professional training and learning, visioning and strategic planning and coaching and leadership support. Their site has links to offerings about how one can read, learn, join and engage in equity efforts.
The Great Schools Partnerships works "to redesign public education and improve learning for all students."
The Great Schools Partnerships site has links to resources about Proficiency-Based Learning, Transferable Skills, and Effective Instruction. You can access a full archive of their newsletters and webinars on their website.
Share My Lesson features an extensive list of free LGBTQIA+ inclusive educator resources separated into Pre-K and Elementary and Middle and High School categories. The site includes blog posts, lessons, and webinar recording links.
The Choices Program website includes resources for those people looking to learn more about allyship for members of the transgender community. The site also contains lesson plans for educators and information for students seeking information about gender identity.
An expansive asortment of tools, research, tips, curricula, and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working for racial justice at every level.
The Zinn Education Project site includes downloadable lesson plans and articles organized by theme, time period and reading level for middle and high school instructors. The materials are based on the history that is explored in Howard Zinn's best-selling book, A People's History of the United States.
This list from Epic Reads highlights not only stories about people who have physical disabilities, but it includes titles with characters who experience different types of learning disabilities, chronic illnesses, physical impairments, and psychological disorders. Most importantly, the books on this list "portray disability representation with complexity, humor, and honesty."
INCREASING THE RACIAL, ETHNIC, AND LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY OF THE EDUCATOR WORKFORCE
This report presents the research, strategies, and real-life examples leaders need to make change in their schools and districts.
This guide is broken into three sections: Before a Crisis Occurs, When There's a Crisis and After the Worst is Over. The Appendix includes worksheets for administrators and teachers to use when reflecting on the climate of their schools and moving toward policy implrmentation.
Month by month subject area and grade band recommendations from Vermont PBS. Online and printable materials.