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Anti-defamation Leagues Anti-bias Curriculum

A collection of lesson plans and units to promote critical thinking through the lens of diversity, bias, and social justice.

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Assessing Bias in Standards and Curricular Materials

Written by M. Nickie Coomer, Seena M. Skelton, Tiffany S. Kyser, Kathleen A. K. Thorius, Camille Warren.

Tool providing guidance in reviewing standards and curricular materials using equity-oriented domains to determine how standards and curriculum reflect equity
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Building a Learning Plan

Learning Plan Builder from Teaching Tolerance

K-12 age-appropriate curriculum and lesson plan builder with social justice standards aligned with Common Core Standards. Domains include race & ethnicity, religion, ability, class, etc.
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Culturally Responsive Instruction Observation Protocol

by Terese Aceves, Michael Orosco for University of Florida's CEEDAR Center

Article detailing themes and practices for Culturally Responsive Teaching - also includes Culturally Responsive Teaching Innovation Configuration tool for identifying Culturally Responsive teaching elements within academic course syllabi.
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Culturally Responsive Teaching Innovation Configuration

by Powell, Rebecca; Cantrell, Susan Chambers; Malo-Juvera, Victor; Correll, Pamela

Culturally Responsive Instruction Observation Protocol (CRIOP) for teacher professional development and summary of tool's impact. 
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Educator Competencies for Personalized, Learner-Centered Teaching

by Council of Chief State School Officers & Jobs for the Future

Tool providing guidance in reviewing standards and curricular materials using equity-oriented domains to determine how standards and curriculum reflect equity.
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Fulfilling the American Promise

by Teaching Tolerance

Professional development series from Teaching Tolerance to help educators explore the experience of African-American male students in schools - Leverages the film, "American Promise," to encourage discussion about effective practices and pedagogy.
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Social Justice Standards: A Framework for Anti-bias Education

Social Justice Standards from Teaching Tolerance: A Framework for Anti-bias Education

by Teaching Tolerance

K-12 educational standards for Social Justice education in four domains: identity, diversity, justice, and action
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Standards and Promising Practices for Schools Educating Boys of Color

by Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color

Guide describing standards and school-based practices to make schools liberating for male students of color.
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Study Circles Program

By Montgomery County Public Schools

Framework used in Montgomery County Public Schools for engaging variety of stakeholders (students, parents, school faculty, community, etc) in discussion to address achievement gap.
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6 Shifts Needed for Better Family Engagement

By Search Institute

Infographic with 6 tips for schools on how to shift from the 'old' form of family engagement to newer, more effective strategies and techniques. 
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Advancing the Mission: Tools for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

By Annie E. Casey Foundation

Guide presenting story of Annie E. Casey Foundation's RESPECT affinity group as a model for institutions looking to organize personnel to address issues of racial equity, class, and power.
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Assessing Bias in Standards and Curricular Materials

By M. Nickie Coomer, Seena M. Skelton, Tiffany S. Kyser, Kathleen A. K. Thorius, Camille Warren

Culturally Responsive Instruction Observation Protocol (CRIOP) for teacher professional development and summary of tool's impact. 
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Beyond the Building: A Facilitation Guide for School, Family, and Community Connections

By Southwest Educational Development Laboratory

Multimedia toolkit to help educators facilitate family and community involvement (For engagement with diverse families and communities, see handouts 5, 11, 15, and 23).
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Building a Learning Plan

By Teaching Tolerance

K-12 age-appropriate curriculum and lesson plan builder with social justice standards aligned with Common Core Standards. Domains include race & ethnicity, religion, ability, class, etc.
Click here to visit their site

 

Culturally Responsive Instruction Observation Protocol

By Powell, Rebecca; Cantrell, Susan Chambers; Malo-Juvera, Victor; Correll, Pamela

Culturally Responsive Instruction Observation Protocol (CRIOP) for teacher professional development and summary of tool's impact.
Click here to download

 

Culturally Responsive Teaching Innovation Configuration

By Terese Aceves, Michael Orosco for University of Florida's CEEDAR Center

Article detailing themes and practices for Culturally Responsive Teaching - also includes Culturally Responsive Teaching Innovation Configuration tool for identifying Culturally Responsive teaching elements within academic course syllabi.
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Educator Competencies for Personalized, Learner-Centered Teaching

By Council of Chief State School Officers & Jobs for the Future

Framework of educator competencies required for leaner-centered teaching that meets the needs of diverse learners.
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FACE (Family and Community Engagement) Handbook, Checklist of Suggested Practices

By Sam Redding, Marilyn Murphy, & Pam Sheley, Editors

See pages 165-178 for family and community engagement (FACE) practice from the perspective of multiple stakeholders including SEAs, LEAs, school leaders and teachers.
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Fulfilling the American Promise

By Teaching Tolerance

Professional development series from Teaching Tolerance to help educators explore the experience of African-American male students in schools - Leverages the film, "American Promise," to encourage discussion about effective practices and pedagogy. 
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Honor Native Land: A Guide and Call to Acknowledgement

By US Department of Arts and Culture

Resources (including downloadable guide) to support practice of acknowledging the traditional Indigenous inhabitants of the land.
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Opportunity Culture - Recruitment Toolkit

By Public Impact

Toolkit for HR managers and principals to support recruitment of teachers, with a particular emphasis on teacher diversity.
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PTA - Building Parent School Partnerships

By PTA

Guidebook with school case studies for developing successful family-school partnerships.
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SF Unified Restorative Practices Implementation Guide

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Social Justice Standards: A Framework for Anti-bias Education

By Teaching Tolerance

K-12 educational standards for Social Justice education in four domains: identity, diversity, justice, and action.
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Standards and Promising Practices for Schools Educating Boys of Color

By Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color

Guide describing standards and school-based practices to make schools liberating for male students of color.
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Supporting High-Achieving Students of Color by Understanding and Reducing "Racial Opportunity Costs"

By Terah Venzant Chambers, Courtney Mauldin

Podcast interview with Dr. Terah Venzant Chambers about her Racial Opportunity Cost framework used to understand the experience of high-achieving students of color in schools.
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Teacher and Staff Selection Toolkit: Step 1

By Public Impact

Toolkit for principals on staff selection that addresses teacher diversity and includes a “Cultural Engagement” competency for selection screening. 
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The Storytelling Project Curriculum

By Lee Anne Bell, Rosemarie A. Roberts, Kayhan Irani, Brett Murphy

Storytelling curriculum for grades 9-12 in which students are encouraged to see themselves as historical actors with important roles to play in moving us to a more inclusive and democratic society.
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Tutorial: Introduction to Restorative Justice

By Centre for Justice and Reconciliation

Online tutorial exploring theory and the values of restorative justice as well as recommendations for implementation at a school and district level. 
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