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Webinars

Teaching Tolerance webinars offer helpful guidance and great ideas from our experienced teaching and learning specialists and from innovative educators in the Teaching Tolerance community. Watch these FREE on-demand webinars at your own pace and share them with colleagues!

Fun Social Justice Activities for Elementary Students

Help young students learn the meaning and value of Identity, Diversity, Justice and Action—the four domains of the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards. Find out how to implement these activities in your classroom with this exciting webinar!

Teaching Hard History: American Slavery

With Teaching Hard History, we’re calling on American educators, curriculum writers and policy makers to confront the fact that slavery and racial injustice are not only a foundational part of the nation’s past, but a continuing influence on the present.
Topic
Slavery
Race & Ethnicity
Class
Rights & Activism

Best Practices for Serving English Language Learners and Their Families

Are you looking for culturally responsive ways to support English language learners? Based on our recently updated ELL best practices guide, this webinar presents specific tools and strategies for supporting ELLs in instruction, family engagement, classroom culture and school policies.
Topic
Race & Ethnicity
Immigration
Rights & Activism

Speak Up at School

In the last webinar of our series on school climate, NEA and Teaching Tolerance will offer strategies for responding to biased remarks in a timely manner and helping students to do the same.
Topic
Bullying & Bias
Rights & Activism

How to Be an Ally in the Classroom

Join Teaching Tolerance for this webinar on how you can be an ally and a partner in empowerment for marginalized students and colleagues.
Topic
Race & Ethnicity
Bullying & Bias

Teaching Digital Literacy

Can your students tell the difference between real news and “fake” news? Do they have the tools to speak up when they witness offensive speech online? Teaching Tolerance is proud to introduce our newest collection of K–12 lessons to help students learn to be responsible digital citizens.
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Bullying & Bias
Rights & Activism

Responding to Hate and Bias at School

In this first of three school-climate webinars with NEA and Teaching Tolerance, you will reflect on your school's climate, identify existing policies and procedures for responding to incidents of hate and bias, and learn how to draft an action plan.
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Bullying & Bias

What Teachers Need to Know About the "Alt-Right"

Join Teaching Tolerance for this webinar on things you should know about the history of "alt-right" and how to spot it in your school.
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Race & Ethnicity
Bullying & Bias
Rights & Activism

The Young and the Registered

Mobilizing the next generation of voters and activists is critical to our country's electoral integrity.This hour-long webinar will offer ways to energize students regarding power politics and the role voting plays in representative democracy.
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Rights & Activism

Equity Matters: Understanding Equity Literacy

The final webinar in the Equity Matters series will address how to move from a deficit-based approach to an equity-literacy framework for meeting the needs of students and families experiencing poverty.
Topic
Class

Equity Matters: Confronting Implicit Bias

The third Equity Matters webinar delves into implicit biases—the subconscious biases we all have that influence how we respond to others.
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Bullying & Bias

Let's Talk! Teaching Black Lives Matter

This sequel to Let's Talk! Discussing Black Lives Matter in the Classroom reviews the education related policy demands within the Movement for Black Lives' platform: Invest-Divest and Community Control.
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Race & Ethnicity
Rights & Activism

Equity Matters: Engaging Families Through Home Visits

In the second Equity Matters webinar, educators will discuss family engagement as one of many keys to student success. Find out how to implement home visits as a way to effectively and positively interact with students, families and communities.
Topic
Class

Equity Matters: Developing Empathy

The first webinar in the Equity Matters series will discuss the importance of empathy in our interactions with students and in students' interactions with others.
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Bullying & Bias

Let's Talk! Discussing Whiteness

In this interactive webinar, we'll discuss whiteness as a racial identity with the understanding that acknowledging whiteness and the privilege and power attached to it is a necessary step in working toward racial justice.
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Race & Ethnicity

Reframing Classroom Management: the Classroom Consensus

Need tips for responding to student behavior and keeping learning on task? We created this webinar for you, with input from over 1,200 educators who completed our classroom management survey.
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Bullying & Bias

Let's Talk! Discussing Gender in the Classroom

For this third part in the Let's Talk! series, Teaching Tolerance and Gerber Spectrum are teaming up to help educators think beyond the gender binary and to create gender-inclusive classrooms.
Topic
Gender & Sexual Identity

Let's Talk: Discussing the 2016 Election

In this second part of the Let's Talk! series, educators will learn how to lead powerful conversations about the 2016 election and consider the effects of political rhetoric on vulnerable students, civil discourse and school climate.
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Rights & Activism

Let's Talk! Discussing Black Lives Matter

In this first webinar in the Let's Talk! series, we'll explore Black Lives Matter, an activist group that media, schools and communities often struggle to understand.
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Race & Ethnicity
Rights & Activism

Religious Freedom and LGBT Equality

Join us and special guest David Dinielli, Deputy Legal Director of the Southern Poverty Law Center's LGBT Rights Project, for this important conversation about religious freedom and the advancement of LGBT rights.
Topic
Gender & Sexual Identity

Self Care for the Summer

View this webinar to learn relaxation strategies, planning tips for next year and ways to fill your "compassion tanks" over the break. Join us and give back to yourself! You deserve it.

Intersectionality

Intersectionality has become a buzzword in education, but what does it mean and why is it important in schools? This webinar will help participants understand intersectionality and offer strategies for putting knowledge into practice.
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Race & Ethnicity

Extreme Prejudice

Join us and our friends from the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding for this one-hour webinar, and learn try-tomorrow strategies that can help you teach about extremism accurately, responsibly and safely.
Topic
Race & Ethnicity
Religion

Reading Diversity: Tools for Selecting Diverse Texts

In this webinar, participants will learn how to use Reading Diversity to select texts that reflect their students' identities and offer them windows into the diverse lived experiences of others.
Topic
Race & Ethnicity

Fun Activities for Anti-Bias Education

Are you looking for fun and creative ways to engage your students in anti-bias learning? This webinar will feature entertaining team-building activities you can use in your classroom tomorrow.
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Bullying & Bias

Gender Savvy: Creating an Inclusive School Climate

Join Teaching Tolerance as we address these concerns with the support of Johanna Eager, director of Welcoming Schools. During this informative, interactive and insightful conversation, she'll share her expertise in bias-based bullying in schools, with emphasis on intersectionality, gender and LGBT inclusivity.
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Gender & Sexual Identity

The 45 Days of Black History

This webinar will prepare educators to use the approximately 45 days between the King holiday and the end of February to engage all students in recognizing and understanding how black Americans have moved United States and world history forward. Join Teaching Tolerance as we share practices and strategies for celebrating the contributions of African Americans, whether they are household names or unsung heroes.
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Race & Ethnicity

Code of Conduct: A Guide to Responsive Discipline

"How does my conduct affect the school-to-prison pipeline?" This webinar invites teachers, counselors, building and district leaders, and school resource officers to consider this question.
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Bullying & Bias

Mix it Up!

View this webinar to find out how you can use Mix It Up to enhance your school's climate with this quick and fun webinar.
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Bullying & Bias
Rights & Activism

Civil Rights and Analyzing Images

Don't miss this webinar where you'll learn about nine essential areas to cover when the teaching and learning about the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Participants analyze an image from the Library of Congress' collections and discuss questioning techniques that help students build an understanding about the complexity of the Civil Rights Movement.
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Race & Ethnicity
Rights & Activism

Teaching 'The New Jim Crow' with Michelle Alexander

This webinar walks participants through the teaching guide for Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. The guide provides resources and support educators and students need to explore the critical social justice issues at the center of Alexander's work.
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Race & Ethnicity
Rights & Activism

Teaching Tolerance Presents: An Evening with Michelle Alexander

Join Teaching Tolerance and Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, to discuss her timely book and suggestions to introduce high school students to topics such as mass incarceration and racial caste.
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Race & Ethnicity
Rights & Activism

Religious Diversity in the Classroom: "What's Law Got To Do With It?"

Do you know how legal guidelines inform instruction choices about discussing religious diversity in the classroom? This webinar will help you feel comfortable addressing religious diversity in ways that foster a respectful learning environment from basic strategies and practices to First Amendment considerations.
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Religion