Is Diversity Relevant To What I Teach? We use simulations, roleplays, case-studies, and exercises to explore the Thehigh-performance teams most often include diversity of social and life http://www.diversityweb.org/Digest/W97/relevant.html
Extractions: Marcy Crary Our team-taught elective, "Managing Diversity in the Workplace," focuses on the opportunities and challenges of a diverse workplace and the knowledge and skills required for working productively with differences. We use simulations, role-plays, case-studies, and exercises to explore the individual, group, and organizational dynamics in which we all play a role. Students do a "cultural immersion" paper for which they are asked to visit a place in which they are in the minority and write about their experience. They also interview two managers (one the same race and gender as the student and the other a different race and/or gender) about their personal experiences with diversity and their companies' strategies for creating more inclusive and productive work environments. Mathematics Teresa Healy, Elaine Klett, Barbara Tozzi, Linda Wang Many courses in our mathematics department have strong problem-solving components where students use mathematical skills and concepts while working with real-world data. This provides an opportunity for introducing issues of diversity. For example, students in our statistics course compare and contrast data on diverse population groups. These students might also perform Chi Square Tests of Independence on data relating types of professional jobs held at colleges to ethnic groups. Students in basic math courses analyze charts and graphs relating race and age to health and other social issues.
Social Studies concerns, prejudices, pressures and opportunities diversity brings as we grow up.For grades 38. BB. First Things First Using the Newspaper to teach the Five http://nie.post-dispatch.com/Soc_Stud.html
Extractions: Utilizes motivational activities to create an awareness of society and its problems and solutions. For grades 4-12, adult education. AA. Exploring Diversity Created in partnership with Saint Louis University and Sara Lee, this guide explores the concerns, prejudices, pressures and opportunities diversity brings as we grow up. For grades 3-8.
Extractions: by John Attinasi Providing universal public education has always been considered a function of U.S. democracy and a leaven of the society. For urban school educators, schooling has many new roles within the broad democratic concepts of instruction and equity. We are committed to educating all children and believing that all can learn and achieve. As the noted scholar Asa G. Hilliard III has said, "Respect for diversity is the hallmark of democracy." Students of diverse backgrounds and social conditions, languages and dialects now populate our schools, a situation that we would have thought unusual a few decades ago. The graduating class of the year 2010 is already born and two years old. Demographics tell us that most of these children are culturally and linguistically unlike the majority of teacher candidates, teachers, and administrators. As educators, we have to balance overwhelming new information, new demands, and new technology with the ways we know how to teach young people. We cannot do it all. But being unaware of innovations in child development and in educating culturally and linguistically diverse students is like ignoring the polio vaccine. It is time to take the most crucial aspect of our professional mission, leadership in educating the children in urban schools and communities - who are more culturally diverse than ever - and to renew and advance our attention to their achievement in the stressful urban setting. This challenge may be discomforting.
TEACHERS HELPING TEACHERS from this, and we'll definitely see some more diversity. time to read The Carrot Seedand teach sequencing social studies Activities I also have a barn that I http://www.pacificnet.net/~mandel/SocialStudies.html
Extractions: SOCIAL STUDIES THE IRAQ WAR: INTERNET SITES FOR INFORMATION GRADES: 4-12 NICKELS ACROSS THE NATION GRADES: 2-7 When students or their family members visit another state, we provide them with a nickel and ask that they bury it for the class in a special place, like a tourist attraction or a loved one's yard.
Newspapers In Education 12) Fifteen lessons on these diversity themes cultural enhance reading, writing,and social studies skills Character Education (4 10) * teach the values of http://gateway2.seattletimes.nwsource.com/nie/teachers/curriculum.htm
Extractions: Our library of curriculum guides, written by professional educators and writers across the country, address the most current issues in education, such as: All the NIE guides are filled with activities to stimulate dialogue and discussion, and NIE is continuously adding to its library. Newspapers are a perfect tool for teachers to use in the classroom, but they are also perfect for parents to read aloud to their children. Many teachers are sending newspapers home with their students at the end of the school day. Parents can help get more papers into the schools through our funded newspapers program. Important : These curriculum guides are not sold nor delivered separately to teachers who have not first subscribed to a particular NIE program. The minimum order to receive one curriculum guide is 150 newspapers. * Guide is EALR correlated.
Extractions: Social Studies Here is a Homework Hotline of social studies Web sites for K-8 students. The links are organized around the perspectives in Social Studies. Teachers are encouraged to develop lesson ideas to help students interpret and analyze the information found at these sites. Tools for Teachers Center for Civics Education Michigan Framework for the Social Studies Michigan Department of Education National Social Studies Standards National Council for the Social Studies ... The United Nations Cyberschool Bus The United Nations Cyberschoolbus was created in 1996 as the online education component of the Global Teaching and Learning Project, whose mission is to promote education about international issues and the United Nations. The Global Teaching and Learning Project produces high quality teaching materials and activities designed for educational use (at primary, intermediate and secondary school levels). Lesson Plans for K-8 teachers Saving the Earth Environmental Protection Agency for Kids (ages 5-12) Students explore their environment and find out about the neat things they can do to protect it. There are games pictures and stories.
WEM Videos family diversity education can teach children about about family, community, stereotypes,and diversity. Dovetails with most social studies and language arts http://www.youth.org/loco/PERSONProject/Resources/Videos/WEM.html
Extractions: That's A Family! explores how family diversity education can teach children about differences and respect for all and how it can help teachers to create safe, affirming school environments for all children. It is the first film in a series entitled, RESPECT FOR ALL produced by WEM. It's Elementary:Talking About Gay Issues in School Shot in six public and private schools, It's Elementary shows what happens when kids in kindergarten through eighth grade discuss lesbian and gay-related topics in age-appropriate ways. This highly acclaimed documentary models excellent teaching about family diversity, name-calling, stereotypes, community building and more. Both titles are available through: San Francisco CA 94110 "That's A Family!" takes a tour, from a child's point of view, through an incredibly broad range of family structures. With blunt and sometimes hilarious candor, the children who star in "That's A Family!" open the doors to their homes and family life. In the process, they explain words and concepts like divorce, mixed race, gay and lesbian, birth mom, guardian, and stepdad, and get right to the heart of what they wish other people would understand about their families. In the midst of birthday parties, baking cakes, food shopping, bowling, and squealing about worms, the articulate kids in this 35-minute video make clear what all families have in common, even if they look different on the outside.
Powell's Books - Used, New, And Out Of Print social studies Excursions, K3 Book Two Powerful Units on but also of why and howwe teach it. This colorful book puts understanding diversity on a child's http://www.powells.com/subsection/EducationTeachingSocialStudies.7.html
Socialstudies.org | Curriculum Standards This responsibility demands that we teach our students to recognize and respectthe diversity that exists A welldesigned social studies curriculum will help http://www.ncss.org/standards/1.2.html
Extractions: Site Directory About NCSS - NCSS Membership - Background Statement - Contact Information - Endorsements - FAQ - Information Request Form - Position Statements - President's Message Affiliated Councils Annual Conference Associated Groups - CUFA - International Assembly - NSSSA Awards and Grants Citizenship Central Discussion Board FASSE Internet Resources NCSS Members Only Media and Press Information - Press Releases News and Legislation - Legislative Update - Newsletter (TSSP) - People in the News Professional Development - Calls for Participation - Career Center - Keizai Koho Fellowships - Online Learning - Opportunities Abroad - Summer Workshops - U.S. Events and Programs Publications - Book Store - Editorial Guidelines - Social Education - Young Learner - Middle Level Learning Public Relations Toolkit Standards - Curriculum Standards - Teacher Standards Teacher Resources - Classroom Focus - Mountains: A Global Resource - NCSS Information Services - Notable Trade Books - Teachable Moments: Sept. 11/Iraq - Worth Watching
Extractions: Periodically, affiliates of the Sloan Work and Family Research Network contact members of the project team when they want to increase the work-family content of their courses. Some of these academics have expressed an interest in contacting other faculty members so that they could exchange information about their teaching experiences. Beginning in January 2003, we started to compile the names of individuals who integrate work-family content into the courses that they teach.* These individuals have graciously offered to provide suggestions and advice to colleagues interested in their teaching experiences. Your name?
Extractions: Grade K - 2 Higher Ed. Search from over educational supplies by keyword and grade. Membership Log In User Name: Password: Welcome Education Planet Store helps teachers, parents, students and administrators find and purchase quality educational software, books, videos, maps, supplies and more! Featured Stores privacy Subcategories for: Sociology STRESS Media: video, Grade: 6-12 Exposes the emotional and physical harm that can result from too much stress. Points out how to make stress work as a positive force. Buy it now at Socialstudies.com Featured Book Cinderella Grade: K-5 Now that she's a princess, Cinderella is suing her stepmother for back wages. 27 pages. Buy it at Socialstudies.com Featured Video Stress Grade: 6-12 Exposes the emotional and physical harm that can result from too much stress. Points out how to make stress ... Buy it at Socialstudies.com Featured Software Encarta World English Dictionary 2001 Grade: 6-12 Strong on newly minted words and phrases, this extensive dictionary benefits ... Buy it at Socialstudies.com
STAR FESTIVAL CD-ROM the Learning Standards of the National Council of social studies. addresses threemajor needs need to teach to the need to address issues of diversity; need to http://www.starfestival.com/news/01.html
Extractions: a K-12 Multimedia Social Studies Curriculum by Shigeru Miyagawa StarFestival: Exploring Cultural Heritage is a comprehensive multimedia social studies and geography curriculum for K-12 designed to meet many of the major strands of the Learning Standards of the National Council of Social Studies. It has been under development by Professor Shigeru Miyagawa of MIT. The StarFestival curriculum addresses three major needs: Along with these general needs, StarFestival meets the need to teach about other cultures, which, in the case of StarFestival, is Japan. StarFestival is in its final stage as an MIT research project, and it will be ready for the 2000-01 school year. The heart of the StarFestival curriculum is the CD-ROM, StarFestival...a Return to Japan. Awarded "Best of Show" at the 1997 MacWorld Expo in Boston, the StarFestival CD-ROM tells the story of a Japanese professor who returns to his homeland after a 30-year absence. Users discover the Professor's electronic diary in the street, and use it to piece together both the Professor's journey and the Japanese experience since World War II. The voice of the Professor is played by George Takei, who played Mr. Sulu in the original Star Trek television series. The CD-ROM also received the prestigious "Freakin' Awesome" rating by the MacAddict magazine.
DiversityResources http//www.execpc.com/~dboals/diversit.html diversity for social studies teachersand http//www.cob.ohiostate.edu/~diversity/teach.htm teaching diversity. http://www.intergrouprelations.uiuc.edu/DiversityResources.htm
The Holocaust Commission - Holocaust Cyberlinks information on how to teach the Holocaust this site contains some good diversity materials Holocauststudies social studies School Service This social studies http://www.holocaustcommission.org/cyberlinks.html
IUNSOEjobs.html and graduate level courses in social studies education at to the racial, culturaland gender diversity among our will allow the candidate to teach courses in http://www.iun.edu/~grskovic/IUNSOEjobs.html
Extractions: Job Openings in the School of Education IUN is an urban campus with a highly diverse student population. Join our energetic and happy faculty as we prepare teaching candidates to be effective educators and leaders of tomorrow. If you are the kind of person who wants to make a difference, IUN is for you. If you like working with colleagues as a team, IUN is for you. If you like the academic freedom to develop and grow, IUN is for you. Apply Today! Click the links to view the complete ads and job descriptions. SPECIAL EDUCATION Tenure-Track Faculty Position Inquiries and application are invited for a tenure-track faculty position in Special Education to begin in the 2003-2004 academic year within the School of Education at Indiana University Northwest in Gary, Indiana. Requirements include a Doctorate in Special Education or related area with specialization in Mild Disabilities (LD, MiMH, and/or ED), eligibility for a teaching license in Special Education, and 3 years of K-12 teaching experience in Special Education. Expertise in assessment and/or diagnostic reading instruction is preferred. Candidates who are ABD and will finish within 12 months will be considered. The position requires teaching pre-service and graduate level courses in Special Education. Field supervision is often required. Also required are excellent oral and written communication skills and a commitment to collaboration and collegiality in all work-related matters. In addition, the ability to engage in significant service to external partners is required. A sense of humor, a commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching methods, and university and P-12 level teaching experience in urban environments are preferred. IUN is an urban campus with a highly diverse student population. We are committed to the racial, cultural and gender diversity among our faculty and student body, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. Salary is competitive.
Extractions: Open Rank - Assistant, Associate or Full Professor The Department of Teaching and Learning invites applications and nominations for an open rank (assistant, associate, or full professor), tenure-track position in social studies education. The University of Louisville is a metropolitan Carnegie Research Extensive university of approximately 21,000 students. Faculty, students, and administration at the University of Louisville are committed to creating an inclusive campus environment that fosters academic excellence by encompassing and valuing diversity. The Department of Teaching and Learning is one of four departments in the College of Education and Human Development. The department has 34 full-time faculty members, with a diverse range of research and teaching interests and is known for its work in many areas, including early childhood, literacy, mathematics and science, secondary, and special education. The department offers a wide range of programs at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels and has been a pioneer in the delivery of distance-based teacher education. Currently, the department receives external funding for a variety of research and teacher development projects from agencies such as the U. S. Department of Education, National Science Foundation, and the Kentucky Department of Education. Please visit the University of Louisville web site at
Sexual Diversity Studies ~ Faculty range of U.of T. faculty teach in program She teaches courses in feminist, population,social, and urban the City is crosslisted in Sexual diversity studies. http://www.utoronto.ca/sexualdiversity/faculty.htm
Extractions: Faculty Profiles A wide range of U.of T. faculty teach in program-related courses, pursue research interests in the field, supervise independent study projects, or serve as advisors to students in the program. Faculty associated in these ways with the program include the following individuals. Jane Abray is Associate Professor and Chair of the Division of Humanities at the University of Toronto at Scarborough. A specialist in early modern European history (c. 1450 - 1815), she publishes on religious history, women's history, and gender issues. Her current research project is on definitions of masculinity. Fadi Abou-Rihan is the instructor in two of the core courses in Sexual Diversity Studies UNI255 History and Perspective in Sexuality and UNI355 Theories of Sexuality. He is the director of the Psychoanalytic Thought Program at Trinity College, University of Toronto and is a practicing psychoanalyst. His website can be found at http:/www.chass.utoronto.ca/~abouriha/
Extractions: COLUMNS Promoting Learning by Marv Marshall 4 Blocks by Cheryl Sigmon Ask the School Psychologist by Beth Bruno Online Classrooms by Leslie Bowman ... Instant Ideas for Busy Teachers by Barbara Gruber and Sue Gruber ARTICLES Every Day is Read Across America Day! Music is... Ten Pennies and Ten Dimes Swinging on the Education Pendulum ... Retaining Principals TEACHER INSPIRATION FEATURE Today I Learned ON-SITE GEMS Things You NEVER Thought You'd Have to Say or Hear What Was Your Most Unforgettable Show and Tell? ON-SITE INSIGHTS How Do You Deal With Middle School Students' Apathy? OPINION Why Reading Scores Across the Nation Have Declined REGULAR FEATURES Apple Seeds Special Days This Month Poem - Searching for the Gold ... What changes has your district made in an effort to raise test scores? FYI Action Against Hunger Project Explore Costa Rica's Monteverde Cloud Forest Third Annual Music Education Survey Gets Underway Gazette Home Delivery: Tom Lucey is a graduate student at the University of Memphis where his research interests involve different facets and patterns of learning by elementary level students. He is presently researching patterns in elementary students' financial literacy. Tom plans to broaden this research this fall. Tom has presented at teacher conferences in Arkansas, California, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. In addition to his work for the Teachers.Net Gazette, he has been published at
Welcome To The ATLAS Principals' Institute 2003! Professional teaching Standards Cultural diversity and Equity National Council forthe social studies National Standards codirector of the teach for diversity http://www.atlascommunities.org/Principals/institute2003/speakers.asp
Extractions: DR. PEDRO NOGUERA, Judith K. Dimon Professor of Communities and Schools at the Harvard Graduate School of Education The Imperatives of Power: Political Change and the Social Basis of Regime Support in Grenada (Peter Lang Publishers, 1997) . Noguera served as an elected member of the Berkeley School Board from 1990 to 1994. He has also served as a member of the US Public Health Service Centers for Disease Control Taskforce on Youth Violence, and as Chair of the Committee on Ethics in Research and Human Rights for the American Educational Research Association. Noguera was a K-12 classroom teacher for several years and continues to teach part-time in high schools. In 1995 he received an award from the Wellness Foundation for his research on youth violence, and in 1997 he was the recipient of the University of California's Distinguished Teaching Award. DR. GLORIA LADSON-BILLINGS, Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Extractions: Reading Comprehension in the Social Studies This page at "ReadingQuest.org (University of Virginia) offers social studies and language arts teachers access to many strategies to help students comprehend non-fiction, fact-filled text. To name just a few resources: Column Notes (a learning guide arranged in columns); Comparison-Contrast Charts (for comparing two concepts by looking at similarities and differences); Concept of Definition Map (a visually organized word chart for enriching understanding of an unfamiliar term); Graphic Organizers; and History Frames/Story Maps (a graphic organizer that looks at key actors, time & place of events, problem or goal, key events, outcome, and larger relevance). Primary Source Material from the National Archive To encourage teachers of students at all levels touse archival documents in the classroom, the Digital Classroom provides materials from the National Archives and methods for teaching with primary sources. Includes information on workshops and summer institutes for educators and opportunities for collaboration with the National Archives and Records Administration's education program.