The Teaching Tolerance Curriculum is a collection of K-12 literacy-based, anti-bias, social justice resources that are aligned to the Common Core English Language Arts and Literacy standards and to the groundbreaking Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards. The curriculum’s web-based modular design allows for maximum customization and differentiation. In this session, participants will learn how to use the comprehensive, literacy-based, anti-bias curriculum tools to engage students with meaningful texts through literacy learning and real-world application. Participants will practice with the flexible web-based, interactive learning plan builder to assemble use-tomorrow lesson plans for differentiation and authentic assessments in their classrooms.
Participants will be able to describe the goals of anti-bias education and apply them to practice, explore the anti-bias texts and practice diverse text selection, explore literacy-based instructional strategies and assessment tasks and explain their alignment with content standards and critical literacy, integrate the Social Justice Standards and Perspectives texts into existing classroom and school climate materials, and build a complete Learning Plan using the texts, teaching strategies and students tasks within the Teaching Tolerance Curriculum.
Suggested Audience: ELA and Social Studies Educators
This is the second session in our Teaching Tolerance Series. You do not need to have attended the previous session to attend this one.
Presenter: Teaching Tolerance, Sarah-Soonling Blackburn
Sarah-Soonling Blackburn has experience teaching at both the secondary and elementary levels and in 2011 was named Teacher of the Year at Lakeside Upper Elementary School in Lake Village, Arkansas. She served for five years as Teach For America – Mississippi’s Director of Classroom Culture, Learning Environment, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness. Sarah has an MA in Social Justice and Education from University College London’s Institute of Education and is currently working towards an EdD with Johns Hopkins University. She is based out of Oxford, Mississippi.