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Teaching Tolerance has a team of dedicated professional development trainers who provide in-person training to schools, districts and other educational institutions across the country. Our trainers are seasoned educators who provide dynamic and practical anti-bias learning experiences for K–12 and pre-service educators.

Read about the trainings we offer and about working with us. Then, contact us for more information about content, pricing and scheduling.



“Thank you so much for providing the Teaching Tolerance workshop for our administrators. The facilitator was wonderful and made the day fly by as we were actively engaged in relevant and honest conversations and activities. Our administrators feel better prepared to facilitate meaningful discussions and to respond to difficult situations.” —Lois T. Graham, Ed. D., Deputy Superintendent, Montgomery Public Schools, Christiansburg, Virginia

Trainings Offered

We offer four daylong trainings.


Social Justice Teaching 101

Participants will learn to:

  • Incorporate the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards to create and sustain classroom and school environments that honor diversity, equity and justice;
  • Speak up—and teach students to speak up—against bias and injustice;
  • Build a collaborative and respectful learning community with a diverse group of learners and educators.


The Teaching Tolerance Curriculum

Participants will learn to:

  • Describe the goals of the Social Justice Standards and apply them to practice;
  • Explain the importance of providing students with literacy experiences that are both culturally relevant and academically rigorous;
  • Identify texts within the student texts library for use with students;
  • Build a complete Learning Plan using the texts, teaching strategies and students tasks within the Teaching Tolerance Curriculum.


Facilitating Critical Conversations

Participants will learn to:

  • Identify strategies and resources to create a positive and respectful learning environment where critical conversations can take place;
  • Reflect on personal assumptions and biases and recognize their impact on classroom practice;
  • Develop skills and confidence for engaging in and facilitating conversations about race and other critical topics.


Teaching Hard History: American Slavery

Participants will learn how to:

  • Implement Teaching Tolerance’s Teaching Hard History: American Slavery resources to improve instruction;
  • Apply new content knowledge to deepen student understanding;
  • Reflect on personal assumptions, biases and approaches when teaching about American slavery;
  • Develop a classroom culture that allows for effective, honest teaching about American slavery.


Working With Us

  • A minimum of 30 educators is required to book a training. One trainer can train up to a maximum of 80 educators. We can provide more than one trainer if needed.
  • Teaching Tolerance will provide copies of all materials used during the training.
  • The school or district must provide or arrange for a training room that is conducive to collaboration. The facility should provide round or rectangular tables, WIFI access, a large screen, projector, chart paper on a stand and a microphone.
  • We are open to working with schools, districts and other educational organizations, such as museums and schools of education. However, we only train participants who are K–12 educators, pre-service educators and those who coach K–12 educators. We do not work directly with K–12 students.
  • To further enhance and support teacher professional development, we recommend planning more than one Teaching Tolerance training over the course of a school year.
  • Workshops cannot be shortened or customized.

Please contact us for more information about content, pricing and scheduling.