February 4, 2023

February Resource Round-Up: Focusing on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Classroom

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are crucial aspects of education that play a vital role in creating a positive and inclusive learning environment for all students. As teachers, it is essential to have the resources and tools necessary to support and celebrate all the students in your school. In this month’s round-up, we have curated a list of resources that will help you integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into your teaching practices and promote a supportive and inclusive classroom for all students.



Are You Teaching Black History in a Culturally Responsive Way?

 Learners Edge

The Core of Racial Equity

— Insight ADVANCE

Teacher Learning Activity: How Diverse Is Your Universe?

Teaching Channel

9 Areas of Your Teaching to Evaluate for Diversity & Inclusion


Equity in Schools Begins With Changing Mindsets

— Edutopia


Episode 53: Empowering Diversity Through the Man Up Movement

Teaching Channel Talks

The Problem We All Live With (3-Part Series)

— This American Life

Episode 12: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Schools Today

— Think Differently and Deeply


Coaching for Equity

— Teaching Channel

Equity-Based Teaming & Collaboration Strategies

— Teaching Channel

Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners

—Teaching Channel 


Mindsets and Skillsets for a Culturally Responsive Classroom

Course 5111 | 3-Credits | PK-12+

Start your “journey to responsiveness” with a focus on both the mindset shifts and skills necessary to be a culturally responsive educator. With an emphasis on the “how to” of equity work, this course will help you develop strategies using the Validate-Affirm-Build-Bridge (VABB) framework to first acknowledge and honor your students’ diverse experiences, then build a bridge to rigorous academic and social standards. Through reflection, exploration, and strategic planning, this course will help educators make the shift to an asset (rather than deficit) approach that fosters positive outcomes for all.

Creating an Anti-Racist Classroom

Course 5128 | 3-Credits | PK-12+

Talking about race, though challenging, is necessary. In this powerful course, you will examine your own racial socialization and learn about the complex history of race in America. Once you’ve made these critical connections between past and present, you will explore ways to facilitate productive dialogue around race, identity, inequality, and justice with students (or among colleagues). Whether you teach young students or young adults, this course will give you the tools you need to engage age-level appropriate, critical conversations about race and actively work towards rooting out racism. 

Using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to Create Inclusive and Equitable Classrooms

Course 5253 | 3-Credits | PK-12+

Shift from a one-size-fits-all curriculum to the classroom your students deserve with a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and equity approach. With accessibility, empowerment, and rigor at its core, UDL aims to minimize barriers to learning and open up multiple pathways for student success, no matter their background. Take a fresh look at curricular and instructional design to ensure that the learning you provide aligns with UDL best practices, as well as social justice, culturally responsive, and equitable teaching practices. Whether you are just starting out with UDL, or are looking for inspiration to improve implementation, this course will guide you!


Never-Ending Random Acts of Gratitude Giveaway

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With Never-Ending Random Acts of Gratitude, Learners Edge will randomly select one teacher every month to win a $250 gift card for self-care, simply because we know that teaching is selfless and heroic. Winners can use the $250 however they wish. Self-care is what you say it is!  



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