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Please note: We are in the process of revising our professional development program, so we are not currently accepting new requests or scheduling any new trainings for the rest of 2021. We suggest you sign-up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page so that you are notified as soon as we publish our updated process and plans on this page. Thank you for your patience.

Learning for Justice has a team of dedicated professional development trainers who provide in-person training to schools, districts and other educational institutions across the country. Our trainers are seasoned educators who provide dynamic and practical anti-bias learning experiences for K–12 and pre-service educators.

“Thank you so much for providing the Teaching Tolerance workshop for our administrators. The facilitator was wonderful and made the day fly by as we were actively engaged in relevant and honest conversations and activities. Our administrators feel better prepared to facilitate meaningful discussions and to respond to difficult situations.” —Lois T. Graham, Ed. D., Deputy Superintendent, Montgomery Public Schools, Christiansburg, Virginia

Trainings Offered

We offer three daylong trainings.

Social Justice Teaching 101

Participants will learn to:

  • Incorporate the Learning for Justice Social Justice Standards to create and sustain classroom and school environments that honor diversity, equity and justice;
  • Speak up—and teach students to speak up—against bias and injustice;
  • Build a collaborative and respectful learning community with a diverse group of learners and educators.

Who should attend:

  • K-12 educators, administrators, counselors, curriculum specialists/coaches who are involved in lesson planning 
  • Pre-service K-12 educators who are involved in lesson planning

Facilitating Critical Conversations

Participants will learn to:

  • Identify strategies and resources to create a positive and respectful learning environment where critical conversations can take place;
  • Reflect on personal assumptions and biases and recognize their impact on classroom practice;
  • Develop skills and confidence for engaging in and facilitating conversations about race and other critical topics.

Who should attend:

  • K-12 educators, administrators, counselors, curriculum specialists/coaches
  • Pre-service K-12 educators

Teaching Hard History: American Slavery

Participants will learn how to:

  • Implement Teaching Tolerance’s Teaching Hard History: American Slavery resources to improve instruction;
  • Apply new content knowledge to deepen student understanding;
  • Reflect on personal assumptions, biases and approaches when teaching about American slavery;
  • Develop a classroom culture that allows for effective, honest teaching about American slavery.

Who should attend:

  • K-12 social studies and history teachers who are involved in lesson planning
  • Pre-service K-12 social studies and history teachers who are involved in lesson planning

Working With Us

  • A minimum of 30 educators is required to book a training. One trainer can train up to a maximum of 80 educators. We can provide more than one trainer if needed.
  • Learning for Justice will provide copies of all materials used during the training.
  • The school or district must provide or arrange for a training room that is conducive to collaboration. The facility should provide round or rectangular tables, WI-FI access, a large screen, projector, chart paper on a stand and a microphone.
  • We are open to working with schools, districts and other educational organizations, such as museums and schools of education. However, we only train participants who are K–12 educators, pre-service educators and those who coach K–12 educators. We do not work directly with K–12 students.
  • To further enhance and support teacher professional development, we recommend planning more than one Learning for Justice training over the course of a school year.
  • Workshops cannot be shortened or customized.
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Welcome to Learning for Justice—Formerly Teaching Tolerance!

Our work has evolved in the last 30 years, from reducing prejudice to tackling systemic injustice. So we’ve chosen a new name that better reflects that evolution: Learning for Justice.

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