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Professional Growth opportunities for teachers, administrators, and educators.

Nov 16, 2020


Framework for Teaching the Historical Significance of Slavery in America

Teaching Tolerance has developed Teaching Hard History, a comprehensive guide for teaching and learning at all grade levels about the role slavery played in the development of the United States and how its legacies still influence us today.

Nov 02, 2020


Community Connecting Classrooms to Sow the Seeds of Democratic Citizenship

The Coalition of Civically Engaged Educators (CCEE) is a resource for those committed to teaching civic knowledge, values, and behaviors. Membership in this free nonpartisan and nonprofit organization consists of prekindergarten to high school teachers, as well as educators at nonprofit organizations and in afterschool programs.

Oct 15, 2020


Evidence-based Practices for Addressing Chronic Stress in High-Crime Communities

The Trauma Responsive Educational Practices (TREP) Project was launched in 2016 by leading educators at The University of Chicago with a policy brief on the educational consequences of the chronic toxic stress of living in high-crime communities.

Oct 15, 2020


Ideas for Responding to Student Trauma Compounded by COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis is compounding traumatic experiences for many students, say researchers with the Appalachia Regional Educational Laboratory (REL AP), part of the Institute for Educational Sciences.

Professional development, certificates, and degrees at Penn State World Campus

Oct 15, 2020

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