Teaching with Equity and Inclusion

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ARTICLES AND RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS

Inclusive Instruction

Instructor Bias Self Assessment
Want to Reach All of Your Students? Here’s How to Make Your Teaching More Inclusive
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: A Resource Guide for Leaders in Collegiate Recreation
Considerations for Inclusive Convenings: A Community Generated Checklist
Best Practices for Environmental Educators to Engage Diverse Audiences
Five Ways to Make the Outdoors More Inclusive
Inclusion by Design: Survey Your Syllabus and Course Design
Project READY 
(modules for school and public youth services librarians, library administrators, and others) 
The UDL Guidelines from CAST
Universal Design for Learning from the IRIS Center at Vanderbilt University 
Bringing the Benefits of Nature to All Children
Making Outdoor Programs Accessible
Say "Yes!" to Kids with Disabilities
Lessons and How-to's from Seattle Children's Playgarden to watch and discuss with staff
Program Assessment for Inclusion Readiness

Inclusive Learning Spaces

Considerations for Inclusive Outdoor Learning Environments from School Specialty
7 Principles of Universal Design

Universal Design and Outdoor Learning from Dimensions of Early Childhood

Virtual Meetings and Online Instruction

Ensuring Virtual Events Are Accessible and Welcoming To All 
Maintaining Equity and Inclusion in Virtual Learning Environments
Teaching for Social Justice During a Public Health and Racism Pandemic: Resources and Best Practices for Centering Equity & Inclusion in the Online Classroom 
How to Have More Inclusive Meetings Over Zoom  
20 Tips For Teaching an Accessible Online Course 
Zoom accessibility best practices from the University of Colorado - Boulder
7 ways to make remote learning accessible to all students from ISTE Areas of Focus 
Adapting learning styles during COVID-19 from The Best Schools 
Access to Learning from the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials
Promising Principles to Enhance Distance Learning in Environmental Education
Make your content accessible to everyone with the Accessibility Checker for Microsoft Office and 365 
WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool

Race, Ethnicity, Culture and Education

They Aren't Too Young To Talk About Race
Still Developing the Toolbox: Making EE Relevant for Culturally Diverse Groups
Affirming Black Lives Matter Without Inducing Trauma 
An African-centered Approach to Land Education
Common beliefs survey: Teaching racially and ethnically diverse students
Five Actionable Ways Municipalities Can Support Black, Latinx, and Indigenous Environmentalists 
Reaching Out with Respect: Environmental Education with Underserved Communities 
Decolonizing Environmental Education 
Sheltered Instruction: Using Project WILD and Project Learning Tree (Providing Access to Environmental Education for Second Language Learners of English) 
Building Culturally Responsive and Inclusive Outdoor Classrooms 
Anti-Racist Educator Self-Examination Questionnaire and Rubric
Bringing Indigenous Ways and Knowledge into Place-based Programs and Projects

Land Acknowledgements

Example of Indigenous Land Acknowledgement for Amherst, MA
A Guide to Indigenous Land Acknowledgements 
Native Land 
(map)

Working with Speakers

Speakers Bureau – Diverse Environmental Leaders
BIPOC Speakers, White Audiences - A Helpful Guide from Soul Fire Farm

Lesson Plans and Resources FOR STUDENTS

Teaching Intersectionality and Environmental Justice in Our Classrooms
The Ultimate List of Diverse & Inclusive Books to Support Nature-Based Learning
Where Are the Books About Black Kids in Nature
What's Good in Your Hood? Nearby Nature and Human Hope by Akiima Price
Diverse Concepts/Diverse Practices
Nature's Superheroes Comic
Pride Guide
Inclusion ABC’s
The Safe Zone Project
Social Justice Toolbox
Decolonizing The Classroom: Teaching with Indigenous Comics
Embracing More Diverse Representations of Children in Nature Inspired Books
The Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History - Environment Materials
Native Knowledge 360° Education Initiative 
Toolkit: Talking with Kids About Equitable Nature Access

Resources in Spanish:
10 cosas que puedes hacer para reducir, reciclar y reutilizar /10 Things You Can Do to Reduce, Recycle, and Reuse
Teaching in Nature's Classroom: Core Principles of Garden-Based Education (English) and La enseñanza en el aula de la naturaleza (Spanish)
Virtual EE Library in Spanish
Project Learning Tree en Español
Garden for Wildlife en Español
Natural Inquirer in Spanish

Videos/Webinars/Podcasts

Holderness School 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge
25 Mini-Films for Exploring Race, Bias and Identity With Students - The New York Times
BEETLES Discussion Strategies: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Zootopia, and What “Zootopia” has to say about the police, race relations, and diversity
All About Ladybugs: ASL Informational Video
Friday Institute Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative Videos for Educators 
7 Principles of Universal Design
Supporting Inclusive Practices in E.E. Programs for Exceptional Learners

Environmental Educators of North Carolina

P.O. Box 4904
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-4904

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