NEA Teaching Tolerance School Climate Webinar Series

The National Education Association Human and Civil Rights Department, in partnership with Teaching Tolerance, is excited to offer a webinar series to better inform and equip educators on immediate steps they can take to feel better prepared to address school climate issues. The series will cover several topics: assessing a school’s climate, creating a plan for incidents of bias and hate, preparing for and engaging in conversations about race, and speaking up in the face of biased remarks.

Responding to Hate and Bias at School

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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.

Let’s Talk! Discussing Race, Racism and Other Difficult Topics with Students

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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.

Speak Up at School

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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.

Important Dates and Partner Campaigns:

Sept. 15 – Oct. 15       National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 25 – 29    Ally Week with GLSEN

October                       Bully Free Month

October 15 – 21          Safe Schools Week

October 31st                Mix It Up at Lunch Day with Teaching Tolerance