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Given my role, I often meet fellow educators who are looking for professional development opportunities or resources around topics related to diversity, equity, and social justice. I’ve compiled this list based on resources I’ve used or that have been shared with me.

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The Perception Institute

  • Perception Institute is a consortium of researchers, advocates, and strategists who translate cutting edge mind science research on race, gender, ethnic, and other identities into solutions that reduce bias and discrimination, and promote belonging. We work in sectors where bias has the most profound impact—education, healthcare, media, workplace, law enforcement, and civil justice.
  • Invisible History Project: Queer History South
  • National LGBTQ Task Force
  • GLSEN: Championing LGBTQ issues in k-12 education since 1990
    • Professional development and educator resources available online
  • LGBTQ Icons You Need to Know
    • Feature in Teen Vogue
  • Time to Thrive
    • The Human Rights Campaign Foundation in partnership with the National Education Association and the American Counseling Association present Time To THRIVE, the annual national conference to promote safety, inclusion and well-being for LGBTQ youth…everywhere!
  • Gender Spectrum
  • CREGS (Center on Research and Education on Gender & Sexuality) through San Francisco State University
  • Zinn Education Project: Teaching People’s History
    • Workshop topics include: Civil Rights Movement, Environmental/Climate Change, Ethnic Studies, Immigration, Islamophobia, Labor Movement, New Deal/Great Depression, Reconstruction, Slavery/Civil War, Women’s History, War/Antiwar Movements, Writing Curriculum and Articles for Publication
  • Zinn Education Project: Teaching People’s History
    • Workshop topics include: Civil Rights Movement, Environmental/Climate Change, Ethnic Studies, Immigration, Islamophobia, Labor Movement, New Deal/Great Depression, Reconstruction, Slavery/Civil War, Women’s History, War/Antiwar Movements, Writing Curriculum and Articles for Publication
  • Hire Immigrants
    • Supporting investment in immigrant talent and business worldwide
    • NOTE: Separate workshops and webinars not listed above. Please check their website for more information. Search “webinar” on their site to get access to Employer Webinar materials and recordings.
  • UndocuBlack Network (UBN)
    • A national network of Black undocumented immigrants working to uplift undocuBlack stories and facilitate access to resources for the community. The UndocuBlack Network’s mission is twofold: 1) to “Blackify” this country’s understanding of the undocumented population and 2) to facilitate access to resources for the Black undocumented community. Ultimately, our vision is to have truly inclusive immigrant rights and racial justice movements that advocate for the rights of Black undocumented individuals, provide healing spaces, and  kinship to those with intersecting identities.
    • NOTE: Separate workshops and webinars not listed above. Please check their website for more information.
  • United We Dream
    • United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation. We seek to address the inequities and obstacles faced by immigrant youth and believe that by empowering immigrant youth, we can advance the cause of the entire community—justice for all immigrants.
    • We’re driven by and accountable to our thousands of members across the country who make up our sustainable and robust grassroots network. We believe we can build power by organizing at the local, regional, and national levels and aim to provide tools and resources to support our leaders and member organizations, as well as create meaningful alliances with other advocacy organizations.
  • Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)
  • Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)
    • BAJI educates and engages African American and black immigrant communities to organize and advocate for racial, social and economic justice. Local BAJI Organizing Committees in New York, Georgia, California and Arizona build coalitions and initiate campaigns among communities to push for racial justice.
  • My Undocumented Life: Up to date information and resources for undocumented immigrants
    • Our mission at My Undocumented Life blog is to provide up-to-date information and resources to undocumented immigrants. We post scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the educational system, information on how to apply for DACA/Advanced Parole, news on DAPA, and much more. Most importantly, we want to provide a sense of community to our diverse group of readers.
    • Includes an informational tab for Educators/Counselors
  • DACA and Workplace Rights: Frequently Asked Questions
    • Many of the questions NILC has been asked about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program have to do with the rights of workers (1) when they apply for DACA, (2) after they have received DACA and have a work permit, and (3) when they are applying to renew their DACA. This FAQ is intended to answer those questions and to provide information that may be helpful when you apply for and after you’ve been granted DACA.
  • US Department of Education’s Resource Guide: Supporting Undocumented Youth
    • A guide for success in secondary and postsecondary settings
    • Created in October 2015
  • American Federation of Teacher’s Protecting our Students created the following handouts on their Immigration page. They have more resources than are featured below, some dedicated to educators. Please check out that link for more resources.:
  • NAIS Legal Advisory Memo: Changes in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA)
  • Facing History and Ourselves
    • Our mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry.
    • By studying the historical development of the Holocaust and other examples of genocide, students make the essential connection between history and the moral choices they confront in their own lives.
    • Topics explored include: democracy and civic engagement, race and US history, justice and human rights, antisemitism and religious intolerance, bullying and ostracism, global immigration, genocide and mass violence, and holocaust.
  • Deconstructing the Wall: Teaching about the symbolism, politics, and reality of the U.S. Mexico border (In collaboration with the NY Times)
    • Part education, part activation, the Me And White Supremacy Workbook is a first-of-its-kind personal anti-racism tool for people holding white privilege to begin to examine and dismantle their complicity in the oppressive system of white supremacy.
  • Zinn Education Project: Teaching People’s History
    • Workshop topics include: Civil Rights Movement, Environmental/Climate Change, Ethnic Studies, Immigration, Islamophobia, Labor Movement, New Deal/Great Depression, Reconstruction, Slavery/Civil War, Women’s History, War/Antiwar Movements, Writing Curriculum and Articles for Publication
  • Othering and Belonging: Expanding the circle of Human Concern
    • The Othering and Belonging forum, which includes this multimedia journal Othering & Belonging as well as our Othering & Belonging conferences, reflects the broader vision and mission of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley to investigate and challenge social cleavages and hierarchies based on differential power, privilege, and access to resources.
  • The Changemaker Project
  • Institute for Social and Emotional Learning
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain (resources and workshops from Zaretta Hammond, the author of the book Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
  • CSEE (Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education)
    • Provides research-based publications and experts on topics such as: advisory, empathy, leadership, academic integrity, diversity, and service learning. We provide on-campus services for schools seeking to go to the next level in their practice, and forums for peers around the country to share ideas electronically and in-person.
    • NOTE: Separate workshops not listed above. Please check their website for more information.
  • Stanley H. King Counseling Institute: For independent secondary schools
    • The Stanley H. King Counseling Institute offers a model of teaching counseling and listening skills to teachers, advisors, administrators, and other school personnel. Our goal is not to train professional counselors, but to help teachers strengthen and deepen their relationships with students. Participants learn to help students with the range of developmental issues, as well as to recognize serious psychological difficulty and seek appropriate help.
  • Wildwood Outreach Center
    • Professional development workshops, school visits, and ongoing engagement in conversations about what works in making schools better define the Wildwood Outreach Center’s offerings. Besides professional development, Outreach Center programs can provide technical assistance to new and restructuring schools. Workshops categories fall under social-emotional learning, multicultural leadership, Critical Friends Group training, teaching, learning, and assessment and custom programs.
    • NOTE: Separate workshops not listed above. Please check their website for more information.
  • Mindset Kit
    • The Mindset Kit is a free set of online lessons and practices designed to help you teach and foster adaptive beliefs about learning.
  • Visions Inc.
    • Mission is to 1. equip individuals, organizations, and communities with the tools needed to thrive in a diverse world, 2. to remove structural and cultural barriers that prevent full and equitable participation, 3. to help create environments where differences are recognized, understood, appreciated, and utilized for the benefit of all.
    • NOTE: Separate workshops not listed above. Please check their website for more information.
  • Teaching Tolerance
  • Anti-Indigeneity – What does it look like?
    • Includes a downloadable Land Acknowledgement Guide
  • Are you planning to do a Land Acknowledgement?
    • A blog post from the AICI (American Indians in Children’s Literature) with 26 things to consider + 1 update
  • Teaching for Change: Building Social Justice Starting in the Classroom
  • Multicultural Classroom Consulting
  • Social Justice Training Institute
  • World Trust: Social Justice and Equity Movement Building
    • Films, curriculum, and workshops
  • Transform Harm.org
    • TransformHarm.org is a resource hub about ending violence. It offers an introduction to transformative justice. Created by Mariame Kaba and designed by Lu Design Studio, the site includes selected articles, audio-visual resources, curricula, and more.
  • The National Association for Multicultural Education: Advancing and Advocating for Social Justice & Equity
  • Institute for Teaching Social Justice
  • International Institute for Restorative Practices
  • Teaching for Social Justice Annual Conference by Teachers 4 Social Justice
  • Free Minds, Free People convened by the Education for Liberation Network
  • First Sound Pedagogical Institute by Youth Speaks and the School of Education at the University of San Francisco
  • Equity Design Lab (hosted by the National Association of Independent Schools; NAIS)
    • The NAIS Equity Design Lab (EDL) is a leadership and professional development series. Each lab employs iterative design, mind science and other research, skill-building, and best and emerging practices. The goal is to develop innovative solutions and models that independent schools can use to address challenges and opportunities related to equity and social justice.
  • National School Reform Faculty (NSRF)
    • The National School Reform Faculty® organization empowers educators to create meaningful learning experiences for all, by collaborating effectively in reflective democratic communities
    • that foster educational equity and social justice.
    • Owner of the Critical Friends Group – leads training on the Critical Friends Group curriculum by certified National Facilitators. Training schedules can be accessed on their website linked above.
  • Facing History and Ourselves
    • Our mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry.
    • By studying the historical development of the Holocaust and other examples of genocide, students make the essential connection between history and the moral choices they confront in their own lives.
    • Topics explored include: democracy and civic engagement, race and US history, justice and human rights, antisemitism and religious intolerance, bullying and ostracism, global immigration, genocide and mass violence, and holocaust.
  • White Privilege Conference (WPC)
    • The WPC provides a challenging, collaborative and comprehensive experience.  We strive to empower and equip individuals to work for equity and justice through self and social transformations.
  • Zinn Education Project: Teaching People’s History
    • Workshop topics include: Civil Rights Movement, Environmental/Climate Change, Ethnic Studies, Immigration, Islamophobia, Labor Movement, New Deal/Great Depression, Reconstruction, Slavery/Civil War, Women’s History, War/Antiwar Movements, Writing Curriculum and Articles for Publication