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General Volunteer Information

This section of the Volunteer website will provide links to important school information such as calenders, bell schedules, contact information, etc. This page will also link to several websites that act as a resource for volunteers in different positions within our school. Scroll down if you do not see what you are looking for yet.
 
If there is testing on the day you volunteer, consider emailing or speaking with the teacher you work with to see if you will still be needed on those days. Beyond that, look out for holidays and special release days that do not coincide with any nationally observed holiday.

Future Educator/Teacher Resources


Future Educator/Teacher Resources

GENERAL

  • The Midwest Equity Assistance Center at Kansas State University maintains an annotated multicultural, multimedia resource center and houses thousands of books, videocassettes, audiocassettes, CD-ROMs, laserdisks, filmstrips, phonograph records, and games related to equity issues.
  • The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights provides information to parents and students regarding their rights under the law. It also includes an online complaint form that can be used to file complaints of discrimination.
  • Teaching Tolerance is a national education project dedicated to helping teachers foster equity, respect, and understanding in the classroom and beyond. Site contains articles from Teaching Tolerance Magazine, classroom activities and resources, and recommended reading.
  • Educational Equity Concepts (EEC) is a national not for profit organization that promotes bias-free learning through innovative programs and materials addressing equity in school and afterschool (science education, disability awareness and inclusion, early childhood education, gender).

SCHOOL LAW AND STUDENTS' RIGHTS

The sites listed below contain online materials on students' legal rights and civil legal issues which arise in public school settings.

POLICY AND RESEARCH

The following sites contain research and information on issues related to equity, standards, and improving education for diverse learners.

From the The Region X Equity Assistance Center's Resources page, funded by U. S. Department of Education.

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The links below are taken from the Teaching Tolerance website that functions as an educational program to help K-12 teachers foster respect and understanding in the classroom. Teaching Tolerance is now one of the nation's leading providers of anti-bias resources – both in print and online. Its award-winning magazine is distributed free twice a year to more than 400,000 educators, and its innovative multimedia kits are provided at no charge to thousands of schools and community groups.

Their web resources page has resources like:

The Power of Words

This curriculum helps students explore the words used in the U.S. to label ethnic groups, women and sexual minorities. (Grades 9-12) Go

or

Teacher's Guides

Integrate diversity education and traditional academic subjects using online games, books and explorations. Go

as well as links to great organizations that truly serve humanity:



National Center for Children in Poverty
Nearly one in six children in the U.S. today live in poverty, and the numbers are expected to rise. Identify education strategies with Promoting the Well-Being of Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families, LIFT (Let’s Invest in Families Today) and view state and local poverty profiles.
www.nccp.org



Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence
CREDE is a veritable powerhouse for improving the education of students hindered by barriers of language, culture, race and poverty. Check out the directories of teacher-education programs for diversity, or secondary newcomer programs developed to optimize English-language development of LEP students. The site publishes numerous research findings and publications for educators.
www.crede.ucsc.edu



Educators for Social Responsibility
Find out about Adventures in Peacemaking, an activity-based program for early childhood and after-school settings, and Partners in Learning for middle schools to help develop safe and respectful learning environments. Since 9.11, Project Renewal has reached out to over 27 schools impacted by the events to aid in trauma recovery and community rebuilding.
www.esrnational.org/



American Civil Liberties Union
Get to know more about students' rights and freedom of expression. Take the Freedom Quiz to gauge your understanding of civil liberties. Learn more about how recent Affirmative Action lawsuits and proposed legislations such as the Patriot Act affect society and the individual.
http://www.aclu.org/



The Family Violence Prevention Fund
Studies show school-age children who witness violence also exhibit behavioral problems including peer violence. At the FVPF website, find out how you can take part in public education programs to stop domestic violence. Visit the Children & DV Toolbox to download free publications.
http://endabuse.org

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The following printable handouts were designed by EdChange for a variety of different workshops, trainings, and classes. You are welcome to print, copy, and distribute any of these handouts, provided you keep them fully intact, with acknowledgment. All handouts are provided in Microsoft Word format.

Resource Lists

25 Web Sites for Educational Equity (PDF)
History and Social Studies: Guide to Online Resources (PDF)
Beyond the "Culture of Poverty": Resources on Class, Poverty, and Equity in Education (PDF)

Multicultural and Social Justice Education

20 (Self-)Critical Things I Will Do to Be a Better Multicultural Educator
6 Critical Paradigm Shifts for Equity in Education
Systemic Classism in U.S. Schools (PDF)
Key Characteristics of a Multicultural Curriculum
Stages of Multicultural School Transformation
Challenging the Digital Divide in My Classroom

Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice in Society

Five Approaches to Social Justice Activism
Corporatization & Poverty Fact Sheet
Shifts of Consciousness for the Anti-Classist Activist
Stages of Anti-Poverty and Anti-Classist Consciousness
Shifts of Consciousness for Well-Intentioned White Folks
Paradigm Shifts for Equity in Healthcare
Quotations on Diversity, Social Justice, and Education
A Fact Sheet on Psychological Disabilities

Models and Schemas

Collaborative Problem-Solving for Equity and Justice