Resources for Championing a Diverse and Inclusion Workplace

The Consortium for School Networking’s new platform uses tech resources to enrich K–12 education and deepen understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Helping districts recognize and celebrate the differences that create a richer learning environment, this invaluable tool fosters recruitment and retention of historically underrepresented groups.

Podcast Introducing Insights into Literacy Learning

The hosts of the Science of Reading Podcast have been classroom teachers, university professors, school consultants, and authors. This podcast is created especially for fourth- through twelfth-grade teachers, literacy coaches, and school and district leaders who need the information, tools, and resources to grow literacy achievement in their students.

Classroom-based Curriculum for Building Mental Health Literacy

Mental health literacy—the foundation for mental health promotion, prevention, and care—can be developed through classroom-based curriculum implementation that has been scientifically shown to improve mental health–related outcomes for students—and for teachers.

Guide for Helping Children Cope After a Crisis

In the aftermath of a traumatic event, to process and heal, children need support tailored to their developmental level and needs. The Child Mind Institute offers a free downloadable resource guide for families and educators created by mental health experts who specialize in crisis situations. It includes information about typical reactions, emotions, and behaviors youth exhibit after experiencing trauma and suggests tools for responding as a parent or an educator.

Education Initiative Promoting Civic Literacy and Engagement

As the nation’s record keeper and home of the founding documents of the United States, the National Archives is uniquely positioned to promote civic literacy and engagement. By studying examples of civic engagement in the past, students will better understand their rights and responsibilities and be prepared to participate in their communities in the present.

Customizable Projects That Reach for the Stars

What does it take to create a colorful image of the Lagoon Nebula? How do telescopes capture the incredible details in objects millions or even billions of light-years away? What can we learn from a beautiful image of a spiral galaxy? These are just a few questions learners can explore on a journey to become an astronomical imager, or astrophotographer.

AI-Driven Analytics Platform Promoting Equity & Inclusion

Voice4Equity (V4E), a national organization promoting women and women of color as K–12 school superintendents, and The Superintendent Lab (TSL), a superintendency data and research company, have partnered to debut an AI-driven Education Leadership Analytics platform to promote equity and inclusion in educational leadership through policy, practice, and research. The platform provides K–12 public school districts with research, data, news, and policy affecting them.

13 Ideas for Using Social Media in the Classroom

Many educators are embracing social media as a teaching tool with a wide array of benefits for learning. From communicating with parents and caregivers to organizing group projects to developing digital literacy, social media has the potential to enhance the curriculum at any grade level—provided it is used responsibly.

Looking toward 2024, Embrace Wellness with a Focus on Well-Being

As schools and school districts strive to foster academic excellence and student achievement, teachers and school leaders often set aside their personal care. However, educator well-being is vital to the health and success of any educational environment.