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Alexandria, VA 22311-1714
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Intolerance has, unfortunately, always been part of the American experience. Schools have always been vulnerable to this societal dilemma, and students sometimes have been––and still are––the victims of bias-related incidents. Teachers are in a wonderful position to help young people understand that our nation is strong because of our diversity. This course is designed to give teachers the tools they need to create environments of acceptance and harmony in our schools. We first describe the diverse landscape that is the United States and its schools today. Participants are then asked to look inward and reflect on their own beliefs and biases. They will then be prepared to explore how to emphasize diversity and tolerance throughout the curriculum, in their instructional practice, and in the school culture.
(ASCD PD Online course, 2011) Self-paced asynchronous online course. Upon completion, learners will be awarded an ASCD Certificate worth up to 20 Clock Hours.