The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement is collaborating with the Austin Anti-Defamation League to present its 4th annual Summer Educators’ Institute. ADL’s Summer Educators’ Institute is for teachers, counselors, school administrators and others interested in learning about a number of important topics affecting students in the classroom. During the event, ADL provides five conferences in five days, focused on building inclusive and safe campuses that promote respect for individual and group differences while combating prejudice and bigotry.
Each day provides interactive sessions on topics ranging from (cyber)bullying, religion in the schools, Holocaust education, anti-bias training, and how to implement ADL’s No Place for Hate® Initiative in their schools. As part of our partnership with the organizations, DDCE awards continuing education credits to participants who complete the conferences.
Monday, June 10 No Place for Hate® Conference
The ADL Southwest Region’s signature education initiative empowers more than 270 schools to promote respect for individual and group differences while combating prejudice and bigotry.
Tuesday, June 11 Respecting Religious Diversity in the Public School – Laws and Best Practices
The session addresses issues surrounding the creation of a learning environment that is welcoming to youth of all faiths in keeping with First Amendment constitutional freedoms.
Wednesday, June 12 Holocaust Conference: Resistance and Rescuers
This workshop highlights ADL’s award winning curriculum, Echoes and Reflections and an amazing new resource, IWitness. IWitness enables teachers and their students to explore 1,000 video testimonies from Holocaust survivors and other witnesses, along with supporting activities and resources that help build literacies needed in the 21st century.
Thursday, June 13 Standing Up and Speaking Out: Creating Allies Conference
This session equips educators with the knowledge and skills to interrupt (cyber)bullying by becoming allies to students who are targets of these behaviors. By developing and putting into practice skills to effectively respond to name-calling and bullying, educators are playing a critical role in turning the tide of bullying and positively changing the climate of their schools. There will be a strong focus on creating positive digital citizens as well.
Friday, June 14 A World of Difference® Institute
This session addresses diversity issues facing kindergarten through 12th grade school communities. Services include workshops and curriculum materials for teachers, administrators, students and family that can be used on campus to build understanding and respect for diversity.