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Cultural Awareness

Becoming aware and understanding cultural beliefs, values, and perceptions.

Global Oneness Earthwise

Apr 15, 2019


Film Fostering Inquiry and Reflection About Earth

In 1968 three astronauts embarked on the Apollo 8 mission and witnessed Earth as it had never been seen before. The first color photograph taken beyond Earth’s orbit was later titled Earthrise. An award-winning film from Global Oneness Project documents the story of this photograph. How does the Earthrise photograph provide a context for what it means to be a global citizen

Reading Revealed by Scholastic

Apr 15, 2019

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Culturally Responsive Literacy Strategies

Coming soon from Scholastic Education … Fifty award-winning literacy educators contribute more than thirty-five “engagements”—engaging stories of student-focused, classroom-tested instructional and assessment actions—to strengthen the reader in every child, while reinforcing one essential fact: reading is about constructing meaning. Reading Revealed is organized in a four-part framework: Knowing Reading, Knowing Readers, Engaging Readers, and Knowing the Language to Use. Each engagement includes a brief Introduction; Why?—Benefits of the engagement; Who?—Students that would benefit most from the engagement; How?—Materials and instructions for effective implementation; Closure/Stepping Back—Concluding the engagement; How’s It Going? Informal Assessment; and Sources for more information. Packed with helpful tips, photos, an appendix of forms, and a companion website featuring real classroom videos, Reading Revealed offers indispensable support for helping students approach reading strategically and joyfully.

Stories from Immigrants

Apr 15, 2019


Library Inspired by Ongoing Debates About Immigration

The American Library is a celebration of the diversity of the American population. Printed in gold on the spines of many of the books in the installation are the names of people who immigrated, or whose antecedents immigrated to the United States. On other books are the names of African Americans who relocated or whose parents relocated out of the American South during The Great Migration.

Equity in the Classroom

Apr 05, 2019


Checking our Systems for Equity: Six Practical Ideas

As teachers, we must check our systems for equity each time we walk into our classrooms. The key word here is “systems,” for without thoughtful practices, even the most well-intentioned among us fall into the old traps of expediency, implicit bias, and tradition. Here are a few practical structures I use as equity checks that take very little time to implement.

NASA Women Podcast

Mar 15, 2019


Inspirational Stories from Female Role Models in STEM Fields

Women @ NASA features short films that explore the careers and backgrounds of career women who work for NASA in each of the STEM areas. The website includes a collection of 64 videos and essays from women across the agency who contribute to NASA’s mission in many different ways.

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