Black Lives Matter in Schools Week of Action Resources

Resources for the Black Lives Matter Week of Action, including lessons, teaching ideas, book lists and teaching guides.

This set of resources was compiled by DC Educators for Social Justice, a network of educators who seek to strengthen and deepen social justice teaching. In February 2020, DC area educators participated in the Black Lives Matter Week of Action. This site brings together all the resources from that week, including lessons, teaching ideas, book… Read More ›

Project Implicit

Project Implicit aims to educate the public about hidden biases and to provide a “virtual laboratory” for collecting data on the Internet.

Project Implicit is a collaboration between researchers interested in implicit social cognition – thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control. The goal of the organization is to educate the public about hidden biases and to provide a “virtual laboratory” for collecting data on the Internet. The cornerstone of their work is the Implicit… Read More ›

Unboxing Equity

Teacher2Teacher offers opportunities to share resources, learn from one another and solve big equity problems.

Teacher2Teacher is a community of teachers, for teachers. It offers opportunities to share resources, learn from one another and solve the big problems that only fellow teachers know how to tackle. This section of the website focuses on equity in education. It includes stories, reflections and advice from teachers wrestling with this huge issue. Teachers… Read More ›

Relationships Check

The Relationships Check is a tool to spark self-reflection and conversation among peers and within families. During social distancing, it can be hard to maintain deep relationships with young people. However, meaningful relationships with caring adults are critical to children’s wellbeing during this time. Parents, community partners, educators, or anyone working with youth, can take… Read More ›

Disrupting Inequity: Having Brave Conversations About Bias

This toolkit was designed to help school communities have facilitated conversations about race, bias and prejudice. It features three 90-120 minute facilitated sessions. Sessions are centered around a reading or video with follow-up conversation. Sessions include: Understanding Bias Historical Perspective About Race in America How Does Bias Manifest in Our School? The kit includes a… Read More ›

Educating All Learners Resource Database

This database was created to help schools ensure the continuity of special education services during remote instruction and to spotlight best practices for schools and educators. The site was created by an alliance of national education organizations committed to the success of students with disabilities. The database includes lists of tools, tricks and resources for… Read More ›

Remote Learning Readiness Survey

This free remote learning survey was designed to help districts understand how students, teachers, principals and parents are handling the transition to remote learning. It was developed by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and BrigthBytes, a company that provides data analysis for school improvement. It includes questions to solicit information from families,… Read More ›

Pandemic Preparedness Resources for Libraries

This list brings together many different types of resources of interest to school librarians during school closure due to COVID-19. The list is divided by category. Topics include news articles from the American Library Association, resources from the federal and state governments, articles related to sanitizing collections, and resources for children. Librarians may be particularly… Read More ›

Confronting the Coronavirus Outbreak

This section of the Usable Knowledge website brings together advice for educators during school closures due to COVID-19. Usable Knowledge is an online resource from the Harvard Graduate School of Education that aims to make education research and best practices accessible to educators, policymakers, members of the media, nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs and parents. As such,… Read More ›

Best Practices for Online Teaching

Laurel Springs School, a private K-12 online school focused on personalization for students, created this guide to help teachers delivering courses online. The guide provides simple tips for connecting with students and their families and delivering content. The guide can be helpful to teachers of any grade or subject and features sections specifically tailored for… Read More ›

PeerGrade

This tool lets students conduct peer review online. It allows teachers to set an assignment and select a review rubric from an existing database or create their own. Students can upload their work and review each others. The teacher can view all comments. The tool was designed for college courses, so may be most useful… Read More ›

Digital Promise Product Certifications

This tool was designed to help districts and schools select ed-tech products that are based on solid research on learning science. Digital Promise has developed a set of criteria that can be used to determine whether an ed-tech product is grounded in research, which is one, though not the only, important marker of a high-quality… Read More ›