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Secondary Transition and Cultural Diversity

Designed primarily for secondary special education staff, this online training module provides comprehensive information on how culture intrinsically influences people and systems, the many ways that culture intercepts with transition services, and the differences in values and perceptions of disability, which can affect how families consider services. This training module will help practitioners move beyond awareness and understanding of overt or stereotypic cultural difference when working with families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds during the transition process. Upon completion of the module participants will be able to understand how to develop culturally reciprocal ...

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FORMATOnline
DURATION3-5 hrs (can b...
COSTFree
ACCESSregistration
CERTIFICATECertification available
VIDEOVideo not available
ASSESSMENTAssessment available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2004
 

Achievement Gap: A Video Collection

Harvard’s Achievement Gap initiative offers a very extensive collection of videos on issues and solutions relevant to the achievement gap.  Some videos are accompanied by PowerPoints.   Among the many topics are (a) identifying and addressing racial and ethnic disparities; (b) race and socioeconomic differences in school behavior, engagement, and time on homework; (c) building capacity to serve English language learners; (d) the impact of school and teacher quality; (e) cultural factors; (f) vernacular languages; (g) school reform; (h) roles of families; (i) complementary learning and out-of-school time -- and many, many more.  (The Achievement Gap Initiative is a university-wide ...

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FORMATVideo
DURATIONVaries
COSTFree
ACCESSpublic
CERTIFICATECertification not available
VIDEOVideo available
ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2005
 

The Teacher’s Guide to Diversity: Building a Knowledge Base

This publication takes a critical look at the relationships among human development, culture, cognition, and language through a multicultural lens.  It invites professional developers, teacher educators, and teachers to examine their beliefs, perceptions, behaviors, and educational practices with respect to diversity in education.  This resource includes two volumes and a presenter’s manual which is designed to serve as a companion to the two professional development volumes.  The purpose of the manual is to support the presenter in preparing for and conducting classes or workshops. The manual contains activities and suggested homework assignments, organized by the volume ...

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FORMATDownloadable Print
DURATIONN/A
COSTFree
ACCESSpublic
CERTIFICATECertification not available
VIDEOVideo not available
ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2005
 

Language Differences Media Lab: Teaching English Language Learners

This page hosts a collection of multimedia resources that aim to promote teacher learning and enhance the quality of education offered to African American English (AAE) speakers and English Language Learners (ELL) who struggle to learn and/or are receiving special education services.  Visitors to this website will be able to explore multimedia tools to understand how student linguistic and cultural practices can be used as assets and resources to support the learning of ELLs and speakers of AAE.  This MediaLab is an innovative tool for professional learning activities with groups of practitioners in formal short-term events or in long-term efforts of professional learning communities.  ...

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DURATIONVaries
COSTFree
ACCESSmembers
CERTIFICATECertification not available
VIDEOVideo available
ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATEDN/A
 

American Indian KnowledgeBase: An Online Guide

The American Indian Education KnowledgeBase is an online resource to aid education professionals in their efforts to serve American Indian students and close the achievement gap American Indian students have faced in public, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and other schools.  Contents cover (a) Foundations and Current Status of American Indian Education; (b) American Indian Cultures; (c) Understanding Your School and Community; and (d) Utilize Culturally Responsive Teaching Methodologies.  Each includes sets of learning activities and tasks for educators and others.  (Located at the University of Oklahoma, the Mid-Continent Comprehensive Center is a regional technical assistance center ...

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FORMATOnline
DURATIONSelf-paced
COSTFree
ACCESSpublic
CERTIFICATECertification not available
VIDEOVideo available
ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATEDN/A
 

Managing an Identity Crisis: Forum Guide to Implementing New Federal Race and Ethnicity Categories

This best-practice guide is developed to assist State and local education agencies in their implementation of the new federal race and ethnicity categories -- thereby reducing redundant efforts within and across states, improving data comparability, and minimizing reporting burden.  It serves as a toolkit from which users may select and adopt strategies that will help them quickly begin the process of implementation in their agencies.  (This document was prepared by the National Forum on Education Statistics which includes representatives from State education agencies, local education agencies, the federal government, and other organizations with an interest in education data.)

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FORMATDownloadable Print
DURATIONN/A
COSTFree
ACCESSpublic
CERTIFICATECertification not available
VIDEOVideo not available
ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2008
 

Minority Disability Research: Webcasts

The mission of Project Empowerment is to identify and evaluate current practice and methods in the conduct of minority disability research and to increase capacity in this area.   Among its initial activities are a series of webcasts which began in 2009.  Current topics are (a) Strategies to Address Disability Disparities; (b) Employment Outcomes After Traumatic Brain Injury: Does Race/Ethnicity Matter; and (c) Disability Disparities.  Each includes the video, a transcript, a PowerPoint, and additional resources.  (Project Empowerment is an initiative of Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Allied Health Professions.   The project is funded by the ...

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FORMATWebinar/Teleconfere...
DURATION45 minutes each
COSTFree
ACCESSpublic
CERTIFICATECertification not available
VIDEOVideo available
ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATEDN/A
 

Equity in Education: Addressing Racial/Ethnic Disproportionality in Special Education --Technical Assistance Manual

This manual is intended to provide school districts with detailed data-driven processes for identifying the root causes of disproportionality in their district and ensure equitable outcomes.  This manual is the culmination of over 1,000 hours of training with over 900 practitioners throughout New York State from 2004 to 2008.  At the end of this data-driven process, school districts will be able to identify policies, practices, and beliefs implicated in their disproportionality patterns and, more importantly, develop systemwide buy-in and perspective on this equity issue.  (The Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality is a project of the Metropolitan Center for Urban ...

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FORMATDownloadable Print
DURATIONN/A
COSTFree
ACCESSpublic
CERTIFICATECertification not available
VIDEOVideo not available
ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2009
 

Race Matters Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to help decision-makers, advocates, and elected officials get better results in their work by providing equitable opportunities for all.  The toolkit presents a specific point of view on addressing unequal opportunities by race and simple, results-oriented steps to help you achieve your goals.  Contents include (a) a user’s guide; (b) PowerPoint; (c) guide to evidence-based decision-making about racial disparities -- and other guides on unequal opportunities in health and wellness, school readiness, education, youth in transition and related topics.  (The Annie E. Casey Foundation, with headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland, is  a private charitable ...

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FORMATMultiple
DURATIONN/A
COSTFree
ACCESSpublic
CERTIFICATECertification not available
VIDEOVideo not available
ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2006
 

Cultural and Linguistic Diversity -- Implications for Transition Personnel: Essential Tool

This Essential Tool summarizes current research about transition issues and culturally and linguistically diverse youth with disabilities, and discusses guiding principles.  One principle is cultural competence, which means that services and supports are provided in ways that are appropriate and sensitive to the cultural nuances and expectations of youth and their families.   However, the great range of diversity within ethnic and racial groups is evidence that stereotypes are almost certainly inaccurate for individuals of any age.   Cultural competence therefore requires adherence to another guiding principle — individualization.  Another guiding principle ...

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FORMATOnline
DURATIONN/A
COSTFree
ACCESSpublic
CERTIFICATECertification not available
VIDEOVideo not available
ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2005
 

Classnotes Podcasts on Equity in Education

As of early 2010, the South Central Collaborative for Equity has provided 66 twice-monthly podcasts whose audios, notes, and resources are freely available.  These programs cover a wide range of topics in educational equity, such as (a) English language learners, (b) dropout prevention; (c) school change; (d) children in poverty; (e) effective parent outreach; (f) instructional strategies -- and many more.  This is an award-winning collection.  (With headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, The South Central Collaborative for Equity is one of ten regional Equity Assistance Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.)

FORMATWebinar/Teleconfere...
DURATIONVaries
COSTFree
ACCESSpublic
CERTIFICATECertification not available
VIDEOVideo not available
ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2005 to present
 

Professional Learning for Equity: Modules for Trainers

LeadScape offers thirteen professional development packages to support school leaders as they develop inclusive teaching and learning environments.  Some are single learning modules, while several are composed of a set of academies.   Current topics are (a) Inclusive Education for Equity; (b) Building Leadership Teams; (c) Mining Data; (d) Inclusive Schools; (e) Universal Design for Learning; (f) Co-Teaching; (g) Assessment; (h) Collaborative Leadership Teams; (i) Collection and Use of Evidence Teams; (j) Understanding Culture and Cultural Responsiveness; (k) Culturally Responsive Literacy; (l) Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Practice; and (m) Culturally Responsive Response ...

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FORMATMultiple
DURATIONVaries
COSTFree
ACCESSpublic
CERTIFICATECertification not available
VIDEOVideo not available
ASSESSMENTAssessment available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2005-present
 

Diversity: Online Modules and Materials

The following online learning modules on diversity are currently available from IRIS: (a) Cultural and Linguistic Differences: What Teachers Should Know, and (b) Teaching and Learning in New Mexico: Considerations for Diverse Student Populations.  Activities and InfoBriefs on diversity are also available. On this and other topics, Vanderbilt University’s IRIS Center provides free interactive enhancement materials that translate research into practice for preservice faculty and professional development providers.  IRIS modules apply the “How People Learn” theory developed by John Bransford and his colleagues, which is based on cognitive science research. (IRIS is funded by the ...

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FORMATOnline
DURATIONSelf-paced
COSTFree
ACCESSpublic
CERTIFICATECertification not available
VIDEOVideo available
ASSESSMENTAssessment available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2004-2009
 

English Language Learners: Webinars

NCELA webinars provide participants from around the country an opportunity to hear expert speakers present research on all aspects of ELL education.  Among the topics are (a) English language proficiency standards and assessment; (b) accountability; (c) academic content standards and assessment; (d) curriculum, instruction, and professional development; (e) Title I and Title III administration -- and others.  (NCELA is a project of George Washington University, funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students -- OELA.)

FORMATWebinar/Teleconfere...
DURATION33 to 80 minutes
COSTFree
ACCESSpublic
CERTIFICATECertification not available
VIDEOVideo not available
ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2008 to present
 

Identifying Problems That Cause Disproportionality in Special Education: Training Modules

This series of modules comprises a data-driven investigation to identify the problems causing disproportionate placement of racially diverse students in special education.  It provides a systematic approach for arriving at root causes of disproportionality.  The series is comprised of five six-hour training workshops that support school districts or district membership team on how to: (a) interpret referral and disproportionality data; (b) analyze the impact of community demographics and student achievement; (c) examine school practices, policies and beliefs; (d) weigh current research, and (e) arrive at root cause.  Click on Year One for these modules.  Each includes a ...

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FORMATOnline
DURATION6 hours per wo...
COSTFree
ACCESSpublic
CERTIFICATECertification not available
VIDEOVideo not available
ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATEDN/A
 

English Language Learner KnowledgeBase: An Online Guide

The English Language Learner KnowledgeBase is an online resource supporting education professionals in the administration and implementation of programs for English language learner (ELL) students.  It is divided into four components: (a) Resources for Program Administrators; (b) Resources for Teachers; (c) Resources for Parent Advocates, and (d) Resources for Educators of Migrant Students.  Each component is divided into several topical learning elements. (Located at the University of Oklahoma, the Mid-Continent Comprehensive Center is a regional technical assistance center funded by the U.S. Department of Educationâ?s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.)

FORMATOnline
DURATIONSelf-paced
COSTFree
ACCESSpublic
CERTIFICATECertification not available
VIDEOVideo available
ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATEDN/A
 

Professional Development Handbook for Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Programs

The purpose of this handbook is to guide and assist Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs as they continue to achieve and sustain quality programming by (a) exploring and identifying essential elements of career development management systems; (b) developing and/or strengthening professional development plans; (c) exploring and identifying strategies and promising programs to meet the teacher qualifications mandate; (d) identifying financial resources for career development; and (e) identifying organizations to assist with career improvement.   Scroll down and click on the title to access the full text.  Also see other resources on this page.  (The Migrant and Seasonal ...

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FORMATDownloadable Print
DURATIONN/A
COSTFree
ACCESSpublic
CERTIFICATECertification not available
VIDEOVideo not available
ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2006
 

Latino Early Literacy Development: Strategies for Lifelong Learning and Success

 This compendium of papers authored by leading scholars and practitioners in the field of early childhood education and literacy explores the importance of increasing early literacy opportunities in the Latino community.  This work calls parents, early childhood educators, and community advocates to engage more deeply in a national dialogue that promotes reading and language development among Latino children.  The expertise, insight, and suggestions shared in this volume will benefit those who wish to ensure the educational success of Hispanic Americans.  (The National Council of La Raza is the largest civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S, with nearly 300 affiliated ...

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FORMATDownloadable Print
DURATIONN/A
COSTFree
ACCESSpublic
CERTIFICATECertification not available
VIDEOVideo not available
ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2005
 

Leadership for Equity and Excellence Forum 2010: Videos of Keynote Speeches

This Forum engaged teams from school districts, educational leaders, researchers, and technical assistance providers  in meaningful interactions around equity in education.  Three informative and interesting keynotes were included by: (a) Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy; (b) Kimberle Williams Crenshaw; and (c) Paul C. Gorski.   Videos of all three keynotes are available.  (The Equity Alliance at Arizona State University represents a set of funded programs that promote equity, access, participation and outcomes for all students.  This includes the Region IX Equity Assistance Center funded by the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education).

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FORMATVideo
DURATIONAppr 1 hour each
COSTFree
ACCESSpublic
CERTIFICATECertification not available
VIDEOVideo available
ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2010
 

Equity in Schools: Webinars

The Equity Alliance is conducting webinars on topics such as (a) the State of Equity in Public Schools; (b) Building Inclusive Schools; and (c) Professional Learning for Equity.  This series will continue. (The Equity Alliance at ASU represents a set of funded programs that promote equity, access, participation and outcomes for all students.  Funding comes from various offices of the U.S. Department of Education.)

FORMATWebinar/Teleconfere...
DURATIONApproximately ...
COSTFree
ACCESSpublic
CERTIFICATECertification not available
VIDEOVideo not available
ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2009-present