NEA and Teaching Tolerance launch webinar series on school climate

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NEA and Teaching Tolerance launch webinar series on school climate

NEA’s Human and Civil Rights Department teamed up with Teaching Tolerance to offer educators and support professionals three webinars on addressing hate and bias in schools.

The webinars will provide valuable information and equip participants with strategies to address school climate issues.

Note: While these webinars are not pre-approved for Act 48 or Chapter 14 credits, participants will receive certificates of completion that may be submitted to school districts for consideration.

Find more information about each webinar and links to join below.

September 20, 2017

Responding to Hate and Bias at School

Just as schools have plans in place to respond to fires or natural disasters, they must also be prepared to respond to incidents of hate and bias. 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.

October 04, 2017

Let's Talk

Join NEA and Teaching Tolerance for our second of three school-climate webinars. This time, we will provide guidance on how to have relevant and rigorous conversations with students about race, racism, and other important topics. Teaching Tolerance’s resource Let’s Talk! will serve as a foundation to help build your capacity to safely broach these issues, and you’ll walk away with use-tomorrow strategies.

Start time: 8 p.m. 

October 18, 2017

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. You will learn to name different types of biased language you might hear at school, identify words that have become colloquial yet are still harmful, understand intent versus impact, and gain valuable skills for creating a positive school climate.

Start time: 8 p.m.

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