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Friday, March 15 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Social Justice: More than Heroes and Holidays

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Ready to move beyond heroes and holidays, but don’t know where to start? Join us for a jam-packed hour of digital resources to support your practice. Learn about the social justice standards and gain lessons to implement at your grade level. Transform your daily curriculum with social justice!

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will leave with a digital toolbox to equip them to teach lessons with a social justice lens. Teaching Tolerance’s social justice standards will be used as the starting point to give a framework for instruction. These standards, available online, give specific indicators for four large social justice strands within each grade level. The strands are: identity, diversity, justice, and action. Through these standards, teachers are able to tailor their instruction to their specific grade level. At the end of the session, participants will be able to effectively navigate these standards and utilize them in their daily lessons.

Learning Outcome #2
Once participants have an understanding of the social justice standards, the session will focus on free online lesson design tools emphasizing social justice and how to integrate them into a social justice framework for instruction. Various perspectives, multiple voices, and intersectional “enabling texts” (Tatum, 2009) will be highlights of these online tools. Participants will leave the session with a range of online resources to integrate into their daily lessons, and have the opportunity to explore these resources during the session. Student work and projects reflecting the social justice standards and resources will be shared throughout the session.

ISTE Standards for Educators - Designer Educators design authentic, learner-driven activities and environments that recognize and accommodate learner variability. Educators: 5b: Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning. Note: The Social Justice Standards will also be emphasized.

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Susie Wren

4th Grade Teacher, Woodcrest
Cotsen Mentor Alum and Technology Coordinator at Woodcrest School in Fullerton, CA


Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm AKDT
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262