Strategies for Facilitating Discussions About Racial Equity
In a post titled “Moving Forward Together,” the Connecticut Department of Education has compiled a list of resources to provide teachers, students, and parents with insights and strategies to help engage in a dialogue about racism, hate, violence, and other tragic events that children may hear about or see on the news. The resources include written materials from organizations such as Teaching Tolerance; facilitated online discussions on topics that range from “Distance Learning and Family Engagement: The Perspective of Communities of Color” (June 18) to “Mental Health and Racial Equity” (June 25); and a leadership webinar, “SCHOOLING FOR CRITICAL CONSCIOUSNESS: Engaging Black and Latinx Youth in Analyzing, Navigating, and Challenging Racial Injustice” (June 16).
A generation of children grew up playing settlers heading west on the Oregon Trail. They remember it mostly for the moment their party died of dysentery. Now, a new spin on the wagon train game focuses on more accurately representing Native Americans and includes new storylines and playable Native American characters.
Jumpstart PD is a learning platform that combines the neuroscience of Universal Design for Learning with the mindset of culturally sustaining pedagogy to provide equity-focused professional learning that measurably changes practice and outcomes.
The Carter Center for K–12 Black History Education at the University of Missouri focuses on research projects and teacher professional development activities that seek to improve K–12 Black history education. The Carter Center’s Annual Teaching Black History Conference brings together educators who seek transformative and engaging ways to teach Black history in both history and humanities courses, preK–grade 12.