The Teacher Preparation Toolkit provides a searchable database of resources related to encouraging and inspiring future educators for equity and inclusion - important aspects of educator preparation. Resources can be searched by keyword and filtered by category, subject, and media type.
We welcome new resource suggestions; you may submit them using the teaching for diversity suggestion form. Generally, these resources are available at no cost or through a subscription carried by CSU campus libraries.
Teaching ToleranceThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab. is a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center and was founded to prevent the growth of hate. The organization provides free resources to educators to supplement their curriculum and create civil and inclusive school communities.
The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early LearningThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab. (CSEFEL) is a national resource center out of Vanderbilt University for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs. CSEFEL is focused on promoting the social-emotional development and school readiness of young children from birth to age 5. Though the focus is early childhood, these resources will be useful for early elementary teachers as well. The website's resources page contains many ideas for literature-based lessons and strategies for supporting positive social and emotional development and classroom management.
This guide offers analysis of language use in 32 works of Latino/a literature that are appropriate for Grades PreK-12, analyzing 17 books for grades PreK-6 and 15 books for grades 7-12. The analysis of each book includes lexile level, themes, author biography and website, a list of supplemental resources, a summary of the book, and an analysis of the way that the author uses translanguaging, the flexible use of linguistic resources, in literature.
In this TED Talk, Adichie explores the trouble in identifying a person or entire culture through stereotypes that arise because of limited exposure to multiple experiences, or stories, of a person or culture.
Lisa Delpit's book makes use of vignettes and personal dialogue to discuss how educators have used language as a way to segregate and alienate students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.
Anne Fadiman's book chronicles the true story of a young Hmong girl who is considered to have a spiritual gift that is, in western culture, identified as epilepsy. The book documents the clash between the family's desire to honor their daughter's gift and the Americans' desires to treat the epilepsy.
The Trevor ProjectThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab. is a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. The "Education" tab has The Lifeguard Workshop, a free online learning module with a video, curriculum, and teacher resources for middle school and high school classrooms.
In this book about the wide gulf existing between the racial and socioeconomic classes in America, Pedro Noguera helps the reader understand what it will take to close the achievement gap in the United States.
The Think InclusiveThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab. website contains resources related to inclusion including links to organizations, research and conceptual articles, and blogs.
A professional organization that advocates for excellence and equity in mathematics for all students--in particular, Latinx students. Publications, resources, and event announcements are available on the website.
Carlson addresses the problem with painting all urban neighborhoods with the same broad brush strokes. He stresses the importance of an anthropological educational - or local level - context, and its importance, for each urban neighborhood. All communities are not the same and they should be treated for the unique, special dynamics that make up each.
In the article Toward Equity and Diversity in Literacy Research, Policy, and Practice: A Critical, Global ApproachThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab., Ernest Morrell offers demographic, moral, and economic imperatives for fundamentally reconsidering literacy policy and practice. A related video called Toward equity and diversity in literacy research, policy, and practice: A critical, global approachThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab. be found on YouTube.
This analysis provides a guide for teacher preparation focused on the key features of universal design for learning (UDL). It presents UDL as instructional planning and delivery framework increasing meaningful access and reducing barriers to learning for students with diverse learning needs.
Authors: Israel, M. Ribuffo, C. Smith, S.
The Unlocking Learning II: Math as a Lever for English Learner EquityThis link will open a PDF file from an external website in a new tab. (pdf) study examines how language and discourse in the classroom help English learners to cultivate language proficiency and master math standards. It includes attention to students using language and discourse to explain their problem-solving approach, one of the instructional shifts required by common core.
Author: Rachel Ruffalo
Based on in-depth site visits and featuring real-world examples of high-performing schools, high-quality professional development, and innovative classroom practices, this study lays out a blueprint for increasing access and achievement in science for California’s 1.37 million English learners.
Authors: Sarah Feldman, Veronica Flores Malagon