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 ›

Blended Learning Universe

Developed by the Clayton Christensen Institute, a nonprofit think tank working to improve education, healthcare, and global prosperity through innovation, this website showcases blended learning resources. It features basics on blended learning and related instructional models, including videos and examples in action, tips and resources to take a school step-by-step through planning and research publications.… Read More ›

COVID-19 Racial Equity & Social Justice Resources

This portion of the Racial Equity Tools website was put together to help community leaders address the COVID-19 pandemic with social justice and equity lens. It features links to resources on analysis of the big picture, community care, organizing and solidarity, resource building and rapid response and virtual work and engagement. It also includes links… Read More ›

NYU Metro Center’s Guidance on Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Remote Education

As millions of students across the United States transition into remote learning, now is the time to critically engage the systems we’ve set up to implement these online educational opportunities. Given how this pandemic is exacerbating pre-existing vulnerabilities in our communities, it’s critical that we establish systems capable of reducing rather than widening educational inequities. To… Read More ›

How the #DisruptTexts Movement Can Help English Teachers Be More Inclusive

This article features advice from the founders of the #DisruptTexts Twitter chats and website who are working to help other English Language Arts teachers create equitable and inclusive curriculum. Through weekly twitter posts and a moderated online discussion, they encourage teachers to reflect and consider the message their choice of texts sends to students about whose voices and… Read More ›

Digital Learning Day Resources

Digital Learning Day, started in 2012, is a yearly event to highlight great teaching practice and showcase innovative teachers, leaders, and instructional technology programs that are improving student outcomes. Schools across the country can plan their own activities to celebrate digital learning and share these ideas with other practitioners through an interactive map. To help… Read More ›

Black Girls CODE

Since 2011, Black Girls CODE has been empowering young women of color to learn the technology and computer science skills needed to become leaders in the field. Girls age 7-17 learn coding skills at workshops and after school programs. Black Girls CODE’s is committed to providing African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of… Read More ›

Black Lives Matter at School Teaching Materials

As part of the Black Lives Matter at School Action Week, this webpage lists resources which align with the Black Lives Matter guiding principles and focus on improving the school experience for students of color. Resources include the Black Lives Matter at School 2020 Curriculum Resource Guide as well as resource compilations created for this… Read More ›

Teaching Tolerance

This website is full of resources to promote diversity and inclusion, including classroom activities and lesson plans, as well as professional development activities and readings. The well organized site includes a section on classroom resources which are aligned with common core standards as well as Teaching Tolerance’s Social Justice Standards. This section includes a large database… Read More ›

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)

CAST is a nonprofit research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Developed by CAST, UDL is a widely recognized framework to guide the design of learning experiences to proactively meet the needs of all learners. The organization conducts research… Read More ›

Building Support for Student-Centered Learning: A Toolkit

This toolkit provides strategies, resources, and tools for those who would like to build public understanding and engagement around student-centered learning or other education reform efforts. The toolkit is organized around a theory of change that includes three elements: a compelling public story, deep dialogue and conversation, and real youth engagement. The toolkit draws on… Read More ›

Youth Participatory Action Research Hub

This site features a curriculum to empower students to begin Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR). Through YPAR young people are trained to conduct systematic research to improve their their communities and the institutions intended to serve them. The YPAR Hub, a partnership between the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco Peer Resources, houses the… Read More ›