Teaching Tolerance: School Culture and Climate

This institute will focus on cultivating a school climate that supports the goals of anti-bias and social justice education. This interactive, dynamic experience will include online discussion and activities that uplift the themes of the Museum of Tolerance, using Museum content and facilitators. Workshops led by experts from Teaching Tolerance, will include strategies for investigating approaches to educational leadership, including interrogating our individual circle of control and ability to influence important inclusive practice in educational institutions, that aim to foster equitable and inclusive school environments--digitally and in-person. Participants will consider how identity, diversity, justice and action can be leveraged to effectively support students and families, and discuss ways to continue building capacity in culturally responsive teaching that centers social justice issues and critical consciousness while supporting students' individual needs.

Participants will leave the Institute with the tools to:

  • Identify characteristics of school environments that reflect diversity, equity and justice.
  • Engage in ongoing reflection on their circle of concern, circle of influence and circle of control as it relates to their role as an educator.

In order to receive a Certificate of Completion for this session, participants will be required to log-in to virtual platforms for 2.5- 3 hours/day from June 16- June 18th through both self-directed work and live virtual engagements.

Program Schedule:

  • June 16   3 hours of self-directed online learning
  • June 17   9:30 AM - 12:00 PM LIVE Virtual Engagement
  • June 18   9:30 AM - 12:00 PM LIVE Virtual Engagement


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